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Immigration Museum

Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9927 2754
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Worth spending an hour in

This country was built by immigrants so it's worth looking through this museum to see where we all... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
Interesting and thought provoking.

This museum tells the story of changing face of the population throughout Victoria's history. As... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dundee, United Kingdom
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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 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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Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9927 2754
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This country was built by immigrants so it's worth looking through this museum to see where we all came from and how we got there. There are some wonderful stories and some sad ones. They've done a great job on the design and the displays,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum tells the story of changing face of the population throughout Victoria's history. As well as telling history, each exhibit makes the visitor think 'what is it to be an Australian?' It is fittingly situated inside the old customs house. The current exhibits on...More

Thank jjwmckeown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open 10-5 daily costs about $14 per adult. Double this if you want a devenshire tea in the package. The old Customs House on Flinders Street has been transformed into an interactive walk through Melbourne History. it is an informative historical narrative from early immigration,...More

Thank lloyd4446
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has some interesting elements but is overall a bit light on content (some parts are very detailed but there aren’t many parts). I feel it deliberately tries to play down the north-western European (UK & Ireland) history of immigration to Australia, which is...More

Thank R B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum situated in the old Customs House on Flinders Street, so close to the main railway station and the Yarra River. This museum documents the different phases of people coming to these shores in recent past; from the arrival of the convict fleets through...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the museum. A fantastic way to gain an insight into the history of Australia. Interesting displays, many are interactive, and use video, audio and other media. Large structure exhibits eg the ships bring it to life. Good value and close...More

Thank pkonline84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit for those who wish to learn about the different immigration stories to Australia and how Australia strives to balance the melting pot of cultures in this vibrant city....

Thank Somasundram V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting visit, you can explore the history of immigration to Australia in a very comprehensible, entertaining way. Ended up here because it rained, needed to leave because they were closing but would have liked to spend more time here.

Thank Laura V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum of living history.For anyone with an immigrant in their family history, this is the place to spend a couple of hours, learning what it was like to migrate to a country very different from where you were born. Certainly brought...More

Thank Sylvia A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cleverly arranged museum with good displays and excellent explanations. This is a museum that gives you the impression that someone cares - deeply - about the subject. There's a variety of types of display from 1st hand accounts to historical researched. Hard hitting too...More

Thank Roger M
Central Business District
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tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
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city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Firah N
22 April 2017|
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Response from Dale M | Reviewed this property |
10 am to 5pm all week
3 January 2017|
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Response from Beattie999 | Reviewed this property |
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