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Immigration Museum

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Explore Australia's history and culture. Journey through Melbourn's history and explore stories of people who have migrated from all reaches of the world. From the reasons for making the journey, to the impact on indigenous communities, these...more
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Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Small manageable museum coveing immigration policy over time for those who want the detail and more importantly for me giving some of the stories of different people - very uplifting and inspiring. Worth an hour or two of your time. Visual and audio helped vary...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sherwoodforestfolk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here b/c it was highly recommended to us, even though we are not really into museums. Obviously we are well out of date with what current "museums" are, since the dinasaur days of my youth are well & truely gone. This place is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BigUgs
Reviewed 1 week ago

the museum is full of interesting and historical displays as well as some fantastic interactive experiences that can truly transport you into the migration experience. It is very informative and even touching. I am an immigrant myself so I could relate to it at a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank giselaleiva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the purpose of the museum is to tell the story of how immigration has evolved in Australia and Victoria and the controversies surrounding that there are other interesting things as well. There are stories about various people who arrived and there diverse backgrounds and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ianmT2528XV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to be reminded of the past rules for immigrants and how this has all changed now. A good way to spend a couple of hours

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank colinsp2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a large museum. It is extremely well designed. To appreciate it one needs to be willing to read the text, whether in a static display or in something a more interactive. It is worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flight2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good museum that shows the fascinating insight into Australia's immigration history from the convict transportation to modern day immigration policies.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 918AndrewG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to read a lot to get through the historical information covering many aspects of Immigration to Australia. There are some rooms that divide Australian history into decades with historical highlights and some pictures. Areas with discussion on the evolution of the immigration policy....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 184DonP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A branch of our family immigrated to Australia in the 1960s so this museum is a fascinating insight into their journey to Australia and the history of immigration in Australia and Melbourne. Loved all the first hand accounts of personal immigration stories and the films...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Australia has been a big pull for migration from the very beginning. It had attracted a big mix of those looking for gold rush, mining, agriculture, timber and whaling etc, not to leave Britain choosing it as a place for convicts and people in desperation...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lina M
28 September 2018|
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Groups of people not given the same amount of respect (or power) as others. Discriminated.
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10 am to 5pm all week
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Hello K Gane, it looks like your question has been answered, except to say that children are also free to enter. and as previously stated Concession Card holders are also free. It is open almost every day of the year from... More
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