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Immigration Museum

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Address: Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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+61 3 9927 2754
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Unfortunately we were limited for time, but what we did see was very well presented, informative, and helped our understanding of this development of this nation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately we were limited for time, but what we did see was very well presented, informative, and helped our understanding of this development of this nation.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

good way to spend an hour. wouldnt add it too itinerary if you were pressed for time. personally think $13 is a bit pricey for what you get. would love too see more on the various neighbourhoods of melbourne eg lygon st. the exhibits are quite interesting and well presented but with the history lf melbourne though they would be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Admission was $14 per person. We found the museum very interesting , and learnt about the trials and tribulations about immigration to Australia. If you have a desire to understand the history of immigration you will enjoy this visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A chance remark by the lady driver who dropped us off to our hotel in Melbourne, made me turn up at the Museum ! Every country in this world has a population of immigrants living there ? What were their hopes ? What did they come with ? How did they succeed ? Did they maintain their ethnicity ? The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth a trip to see how Australia has overcome its whites only past. We used the computers to locate family members.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the former Customs House opened in 1876. The Golden Mile Trail a free two and a half trail to the Exhibition Buildings start here. The Immigration Museum opened in 1998 and is part of Museums Australia. It is National Trust classified and on the Victorian heritage register and open 10-00AM to 5-00PM. there is an admission charge and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent exhibition regarding the multiculturalism of Australia throughout time. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting visit, learning about all the peoples who have emigrated to Australia and why. Some great exhibitions, including one on Kung Fu masters which included great films and background information. The section on racism was intriguing, seeing a film of an incident on a tram from the perspectives of the racist white man, the black man being abused,... More 

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I tried really hard to like it but found it very bland. I would have expected it to be more foreigner friendly. you can download an app from Itunes which takes you around the gallery but its not that detailed, so if you cant read English you will be bored.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We particularly liked the immigration interview simulation (video) near the end of the tour. Helpful staff.

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