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Migration Museum

82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8207 7570
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Established in 1986 and built on the site of the former Adelaide Destitute Asylum, the Migration Museum was the first museum dedicated to the social history of migration in Australia. The Museum works towards the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of South Australia’s diverse cultures. It is a place to discover the many identities of the people of South Australia through the stories of individuals and communities. Its nine galleries, which include permanent and changing displays, trace the history and culture of Aboriginal peoples in Australia prior to colonisation, the history and impact of immigration from the nineteenth century onward, as well as the history of the site. The Museum is just a short walk down Kintore Avenue from North Terrace and is easily accessible by public transport. All of the Museum's galleries have disabled access. Entry to the Museum is free, with an optional gold coin donation. Tour groups are welcome but must book in advance. Members of the public can book a guided tour of the Migration Museum with a minimum of ten people per booking and a cost of $10 per person, concession rate $5 per person.
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82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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"south australia"
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"destitute asylum"
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"individual stories"
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"interactive displays"
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"early immigrants"
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"early days"
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"australian history"
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"school excursion"
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"european settlement"
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"an eye opener"
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"free entry"
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"worth a visit"
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"step back in time"
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"couple of hours"
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"state library"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

thie museum complex has two main builiding , one at the front door is main building with exhibition about big migration (exodus) most migrants that coming to adelaide were free people , exactly different from other colonies on Australia. the first room depicts how people...More

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thankyou Jajaval for your visit and thoughtful review, we're glad you enjoyed your time with us :-)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the migration museum. It has a number of well thought out exhibits. The early white settler displays are novel and interesting. The history of aboriginal life in the area is the best I have seen. The museum has just the right amount of...More

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thankyou Paul for your visit and kind review :-)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum. It contains some interesting histories of individuals, especially in the section about the asylum for destitutes. I found the way that some of the material was presented a little off-putting.

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thankyou Maureen for your visit and review.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compact and informative free entry museum telling the stories of the Australian 'invaders' and how the different colonial powers sought to take over Adelaide and surrounding regions and how the local aboriginal peoples lost out in terms of land and religion. There then follows the...More

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou Hugh for your visit and thoughtful review, we're glad you enjoyed visiting us.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family purchased bricks to celebrate their migration to Australia in 1963 - what a lovely idea to celebrate those migrants from many countries who helped build this country. We didn't have time to go into the Museum, but what we read on the posters...More

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou RBN for your support and kind comments :-)

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Great little museum with really good and interesting displays. Well worth a visit, learning experience as well! Recommended.

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

Thankyou John for visiting, and for your kind review :-)

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

This is an amazing place to visit that has all the history of immigration to Adelaide. It is a small place but packed with information and so interesting. Once you start to read and look at the displays it is hard to move on quickly....More

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thankyou GB for your visit and generous review, we're glad you enjoyed your time here :-)

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Excellent display of the history of all migration to South Australia.The exhibition is rather smaller than I'm used to. However, this served to enhance the content of the display. Recommended for all those with an interest in National History.

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Thankyou, arbuse, for your visit and kind review. As you noted, we do have a very small site, this is because our heritage buildings are the last remaining vestiges of the Destitute Asylum.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent museum presenting in an informative and sensitive way the history of migration to Australia & to South Australia. Loads of information including interactive displays.

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thankyou Robert for your visit and very kind review, we're glad you enjoyed your time with us :-)

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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

We visited this today while on holiday from the UK. It was of particular interest as my birth mother was a £10 Pom. We were greeted by a lovely receptionist who offered us a glass of water as we were feeling the 35 degree heat...More

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Thankyou Sylvia for your visit and generous review - we're glad you enjoyed your tour with us, and the Adelaide heat :-)

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