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Italian Museum and Historical Society

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Address: 199 Faraday Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9349 9000
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EYE OPENING EXPERIENCE!!!

Came here on a grade 6 school excursion and found it very interesting and extremely educational. All my grandparents, father and many other family members migrated here from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Came here on a grade 6 school excursion and found it very interesting and extremely educational. All my grandparents, father and many other family members migrated here from Italy....This was an absolute eye opener and I found it very emotional to be there. Especially loved the black & white video footage of people arriving in Australia off the ship! I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Great photos and memorabilia of early italian immigrants to Australia. Went to a book launch here. Venue brilliant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

Small museum that show how and when the Italian people went here in Australia, how the lived and what they did

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Staying in Lygon Street

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Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who started their day with a local espresso. They are gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this Little Italy which has something for everyone. Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.
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