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Dogs, Dolphins and Donkeys: Animals in Wartime

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Shrine of Remembrance Dogs, Dolphins and Donkeys Animals in Wartime
Photo Credit: Shrine of Remembrance Website


Whether your visit to the Shrine of Remembrance is a pilgrimage, curiosity or a day trip, the Shrine is a FREE Melbourne destination that will appeal to every age group. There is so much to see and do, a guided tour around the Shrine takes nearly an hour and they depart twice daily from the Visitor Centre Reception Desk at 11am and 2pm.

During the Easter April school holidays, the Shrine of Remembrance is hosting an exhibit called Dogs, Dolphins and Donkeys: Animals In Wartime. You may be surprised by both the range of animals used and the crucial role they have played during times of combat both in the past and now.

The Dogs, Dolphins and Donkeys: Animals in Wartime exhibit is running from Tuesday 29th March to Friday 8th April 2016 and entry is FREE. Tours for this exhibit depart at 10.15am and 1.15pm daily and take 45 minutes. Suitable for kids aged 6 12, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Reserve your place on a tour online by following the link here.

Shrine of Remembrance Dogs, Dolphins and Donkeys Animals in Wartime
Photo Credit: Shrine of Remembrance Facebook Page


The Shrine of Remembrance is open daily (except Good Friday & Christmas Day) from 10am 5pm and entry is FREE.

The Shrine of Remembrance is located on Birdwood Avenue and St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 1.3km from Flinders Street Station (approx. 10 minute walk) or take any St Kilda Road South bound tram except Number 1. There is also surrounding street parking.
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Why? Learn about the role animals play during times of war and peace
When: Daily
Phone: 03 9661 8100
Where: Shrine of Remembrance
Cost: Free Entry
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