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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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So much to take in

A cleverly arranged museum with good displays and excellent explanations. This is a museum that... read more

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Roger M
Kelso, United Kingdom
Great stories

Lots of personal information about moving to Melbourne and the amazing number of people who came... read more

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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 yesterday

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
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of personal information about moving to Melbourne and the amazing number of people who came here - the £10 poms for instance, my brother and his wife went to Perth, so it was really interesting.

Thank EvAnTiMa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The building of modern day Australia with the influx of immigrants over the last 3 centuries is well presented here. The displays are informative and provide a balanced perspective on the changing policies of successive governments over the years. There is much to learn here...More

Thank MarkW777
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum gives a good view of what is was to immigrate in the earlier years . There ar cabins of boats so you can see how these people had to live for weeks and weeks . There are interviwews that are shocking : it...More

Thank Dirk V
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a very interesting and original museum. Australia is a mixture of immigration and a little bit of aboriginal culture, and this museum covers both of them. Particulary interesting is the part when you can reject an immigrant's application after an interview! It was...More

Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed 6 days ago

Changing exhibits means this place is always worth a visit as no one visit is the same as the next. Both my husband and I are immigrants to Australia so our international and interstate guests always love this place.

Thank Cassie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting presentation of the development of the Australian people is told in this museum which is spacious and well laid out. The staff are friendly and helpful. You need at least 2 hours to visit and it opens at 10.00 am. I enjoyed our...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought, lets have a look at this museum, as something different. However, maybe I missed something, but perhaps someone can tell me why some of the display is given over to the Aboriginal people ? They are the indigenous original people of Australia, they...More

Thank david B
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing creative telling of the epic story of immigration to Australia from the original convicts in 1788 to the present day. A well presented exhibition taking you through the different periods of immigration, the countries of origin, the conflict they were escaping. The great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take your time, and learn about Victoria land, who came at what time, all people here are immigrants, except for the aboriginal.

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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Firah N
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Response from Dale M | Reviewed this property |
10 am to 5pm all week
2 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