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The Australian Museum will offer free entry to all veterans and defence personnel in honour of ANZAC Day on Thursday 25 April, 2019, the 104th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.

Director and CEO, Australian Museum, Kim McKay AO, said the Australian Museum pays its respects to those who served in The Great War including former AM staff members and Trustees.

“At the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the Australian Museum had only 39 staff. Four of these staff members became servicemen, along with four Trustees,” McKay said.

“The actions of the Anzacs during the Gallipoli campaign have left us a powerful legacy and we remember their courage and sacrifice. We also acknowledge and honour all Australians who have served and defended our freedoms in conflicts, as well as those who are currently serving in peace operations,” McKay added.

The free entry for all veterans and servicemen and women extends to those in uniform or those carrying a Veterans card, includes entry special exhibitions including Whales │Tohorā exhibition and Capturing Nature – early scientific photography of the Australian Museum exhibition.

The Australian Museum will be open on Thursday 25 April from 9.30am – 5pm. Visitors can enjoy the Whales │ Tohorā exhibition before it closes on 28 April, along with Capturing Nature, as well as many school holiday activities.

Details of exhibitions and activities here: