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Italian Museum and Historical Society

Lygon Street
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Address: 199 Faraday Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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+61 3 9349 9000

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Museo Italiano Melbourne

This is an impressive museum that covers an important part of Australia's history - Italian immigration. It is quite small but it is full of interesting facts, memorabilia and... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Eleanor M
Benalla, Australia
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is an impressive museum that covers an important part of Australia's history - Italian immigration. It is quite small but it is full of interesting facts, memorabilia and other items. We spent at least an hour there. I was particularly impressed with the Chronological Wall which tells of Italian immigration since 1770 to the current time, all linked to... More 

Thank Eleanor M
Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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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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