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Immigration Museum

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Address: Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9927 2754
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Explore Australia's history and culture.

Journey through Melbourn's history...

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 stories are sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always engaging.

Located in the Old Customs House in the heart of the city - an easy walk from Flinders St Station or Southern Cross (or catch the free City Circle Tram).

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Well worth a long visit

A fascinating insight into the issue of immigration and identity both national and self. Well laid out, diverse range of exhibits accessible and very thought provoking. Eat before... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fascinating insight into the issue of immigration and identity both national and self. Well laid out, diverse range of exhibits accessible and very thought provoking. Eat before or after you go as catering facilities are minimal. Don't rush in and out, it merits a proper investigation

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum that honestly portraits Australia's approach to immigration over time. The mock interviews are particularly moving and blunt.

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Thank KMChicago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a visit if you are in Melbourne. It was extremely interesting to find out so much about immigration and how this has contributed to Australia as it is today.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting museum. You can spend hours reading about the history of Australia and how events have shaped this country. Highly recommended

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Berwick, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The most interesting and educational museum i have been to in quite some time. I spent several hours there and came out with so much I did not know when I entered. It was interactive and interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not pass this one by, time passes by so quickly absorbing the history of immigration and how this has shaped Australia. It's of particular interest if you are from UK and Scotland in particular. The history and the stories will challenge perceptions and, perhaps, the plight and opportunities of the current migration challenges.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this museum - both looking at the old Customs House and the exhibitions relating to immigration. Particularly enjoyed the exhibition re passage - the journey and how this changes through the ages and the Ithica exhibit

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful account of our past history regarding our Immigration to Australia. Would recommend everyone to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Immigration Museum is a not to be missed venue for visitors, Australian and others when in Melbourne. Its re-enactment of Australian immigration over many decades; more than equals that of Ellis Island immigration Hall in New York City.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a very rainy day and we were so pleased we did.There are several floors to explore, so it takes a few hours.Many interesting stories and exhibits of people who have for various reasons have moved to Australia.I found it very touching reading personal accounts,and loved the reconstruction of the cabins.

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