Migration Museum

Migration Museum, Adelaide: Hours, Address, Migration Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Migration Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Established in 1986 and built on the site of the former Adelaide Destitute Asylum, the Migration Museum was the first museum dedicated to the social history of migration in Australia. The Museum works towards the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of South Australia’s diverse cultures. It is a place to discover the many identities of the people of South Australia through the stories of individuals and communities. Its nine galleries, which include permanent and changing displays, trace the history and culture of Aboriginal peoples in Australia prior to colonisation, the history and impact of immigration from the nineteenth century onward, as well as the history of the site. The Museum is just a short walk down Kintore Avenue from North Terrace and is easily accessible by public transport. All of the Museum's galleries have disabled access. Entry to the Museum is free, with an optional gold coin donation. Tour groups are welcome but must book in advance. Members of the public can book a guided tour of the Migration Museum with a minimum of ten people per booking and a cost of $10 per person, concession rate $5 per person.
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Stephanie
Greater Adelaide, Australia11 contributions
Excellent museum
Feb. 2021
You might have visited the Migration Museum in primary school, but I still enjoyed it as an adult. The exhibits are really thought provoking.
Written 3 May 2021
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Rebecca E
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Super-fun!
Mar. 2020 • Family
Had a great time, the kids tour was super_ fun and interactive, my 7 year-old loved it. Highly recommended. Rob E
Written 22 September 2020
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Jayne D
Townsville, Australia259 contributions
Migration tales
Aug. 2020
Great part of Australian migration history to be seen at this museum. Lucky enough to watch lots of personal stories from British migrants telling their own stories and it wasn’t all rosy. Free entrance with the convenience of tap and donate available. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 20 August 2020
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Alexandre
Troitsk, Russia134 contributions
Take a look, no admission fee
Mar. 2020 • Couples
This is of great interest to see how different were people, who arrived to Australia year by year. The museum gives you the opportunity to follow
Written 26 March 2020
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Thankyou AV for your visit and kind review :-)
Written 5 April 2020
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Kiwibabyboomer56
Wellington, New Zealand32 contributions
Fascinating information and so well displayed
Feb. 2020
Easy walk from North Terrace, and well worth a visit. Ensure you have a spare hour, as there is lots to read and look at. Combine a visit there with looking at the Adelaide Oval . Five minutes walk apart.
Written 23 March 2020
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Thankyou KBB56, for your visit and kind review. Hope to see you again when the virus closedown is over!
Written 25 March 2020
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Catherine S
28 contributions
Hidden Treasure
Mar. 2020
I had no idea this museum existed. Could have spent all day in there ...fascinating personal histories ..MUST GO
Written 19 March 2020
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Thankyou Catherine for your visit and kind review :-)
Written 5 April 2020
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Julie P
Hitchin176 contributions
A small and well put together museum
Mar. 2020
We came here by suggestion and were very impressed. It gives the story of the migration of mainly Europeans into the country. There was a particular section on the assisted travel migrants who came from the UK in the 1950’s which I found very moving
Written 3 March 2020
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Thankyou Julie for your visit and thoughtful review. We're really glad you enjoyed your time with us :-)
Written 4 March 2020
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Skegvegasqueen
Alford, UK66 contributions
Really interesting
Jan. 2020
Small but full of surprising information. We were surprised about the information we learnt here. For a country that we all we know where it is on an atlas And because most people have a relative here I knew very little about it’s people
Written 21 February 2020
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Thankyou SVQ for your visit and kind review, we're glad you enjoyed your time with us :-)
Written 23 February 2020
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steven_wilkinson
Bury St Edmunds, UK631 contributions
Bricks
Feb. 2020
As a migrant family we feel part of this place. I grew up in Adelaide and have great memories of my upbringing and past. Our family have invested in the bricks (a kind of mark of respect) which has given us an even greater sense of belonging here.
Written 19 February 2020
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Thankyou Steven for your contributions to the MM commmunity, we really appreciate it :-)
Written 20 February 2020
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Travelfamilychicago
chicago182 contributions
Informative and interesting.
Sep. 2019
The Migration Museum was very informative and interesting. It focused on the Migration to South Australia, and contrasted it to the immigration to the rest of Australia. The Museum was smaller than expected, but still fun. It is located just around the corner from the South Australian Museum ( which took us 1 1/2 days to see). I could have done without what seemed to be an obligitory PC LGBT section. I'm not anti LGBT, but the whole section just didn't fit the rest of what was being displayed.
Written 13 February 2020
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Thankyou TFC for your visit and thoughtful review. The exhibition you mention was 'Daring to be different', stories of LGBT South Australian elders, which was presented in our Forum public access gallery. In this gallery we work with a variety of different groups, to represent the diversity of South Australians. We have featured over 100 groups since 1986, from Polish migrants, to SA nursing stories, to Bosnian seniors, to child migrants. The current exhibition is about using community art to build empathy for refugees and asylum seekers, and the next display will be by the SA Deaf community.
Written 16 February 2020
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