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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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Immigration is an important theme in Australian life and remains a contentious issue to this day... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sidnk
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Extremely well done

The hands-on, highly interactive Immigration Museum addresses Australia's not always pretty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melyni B
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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
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+61 3 9927 2754
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Immigration is an important theme in Australian life and remains a contentious issue to this day. The Immigration Museum, located in the beautifully restored mid 19th century Customs House, does a good job of tracing the history of this issue from the British settlers and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hands-on, highly interactive Immigration Museum addresses Australia's not always pretty immigration history in a way that is interesting and engaging. Highly recommend spending a couple hours walking through the museum and seeing where Australia has been and where it is going.

Thank Melyni B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to tell about Australia's migrant experience. Unfortunately, the museum does not do it very well. Some parts of the museum are worth seeing, particularly for children (ie. the ship's accommodation over the years). But most of the story was told through...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of stories and a good take on starting a new life in a prosperous country with judgement from locals the biggest barrier.

Thank MrsTerita
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this museum today and loved it. Everything you ever wanted to learn about history and immigration to Australia is here, plus temporary exhibits. Allow at least 2-3 hours. I enjoyed the Gandhi exhibit as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit to learn about the importance of immigration and it's impact on Australia - very insightful

Thank Pam R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really interesting place to visit. Gives the history of people settling in Australia. When we were there an exhibition of the £10 poms was brilliant.

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Gandhi exhibition at this marvellous venue. The Museum was once the Victorian colony's custom house. We had drinks in the upstairs foyer and then went in to see the exhibition direct from New Delhi on the life of Mahatma Gandhi -...More

Thank Arty1st
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Very moderately priced attraction housed in the old Customs Building. The displays are very well-done and designed for self-instruction through reading and some video presentations. A bit more organization in the layout or prescribed chronological path would have been helpful. Further resources could be referenced...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Not only does the museum explore the background of Melbourne's citizens, it also tackles the tricky issue of identity.

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10 am to 5pm all week
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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
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