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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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Self-paced Historical Review

Very moderately priced attraction housed in the old Customs Building. The displays are very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
drwhocooke
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Abu Dhabi
Well worth a visit

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
W4lking
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Warwickshire, 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...more
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Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank drwhocooke
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank W4lking
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very educational museum about Australia's history of immigration though little to 'entertain' during our time there. A large part of the area was given over to an exhibition about Gandhi which was instructive but his relevance to Australia passed me by.

Thank Ken L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in to this (what looked like a small museum) and spent 3 hours in there! It is very well laid out, and at first I though oh I'm not interested in that exhibition..... But I went in and Loved it!!! To hear the...More

Thank Cherie H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in an interesting and beautiful building. Really well laid out museum with plenty of comfortable seats a good café and shop.

Thank Tamsin H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a bad museum, they have different things on. It is good to visit. That said I'm a museum buff. I like checking out what is on in museums. It just depends sometimes the display are good in museums, sometimes not so good.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stories are very interesting, but I think that it could have been richer in terms of the number of exhibits, documents and the stories of all the people who came to Australia from so far away. After 1h you practically see everyhting.

Thank Tal9673
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Display on Ghandi was really good. Very interesting man. The identity exhibition also very good. Teaching more people about racism and discrimination is great. Aussies should be more welcoming to immigration and culture of other countries Worth the $15 entrance fee.

Thank Nikki K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You learn what made Australia and its people the way they are today and with a preview of what they hope to accomplish in the future.

Thank J-Chizzle
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Quite small over two floors. Interesting but started getting repetitive. Not sure why they had a big exhibition on gandi which was loosely tied into immigration because he spent ~20 years in South Africa. Would have preferred more on examples of contributions to Australia by...More

Thank drc225
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Firah N
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Response from Dale M | Reviewed this property |
10 am to 5pm all week
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KGanefromBendigo
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
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