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Migration Museum

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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...more
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82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Australia has a number of museums about immigration and while this one was decent, I also thought it was far from the most compelling.

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thankyou Nhajare for your visit and review :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice, concise social history museum presenting the story of immigration to Australia and stages of development of the country . Several rooms with displays grouped by subject. Started with a room presenting the history of an early 1960s Polish family immigrating to Australia, their...More

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by here on our way through the CBD. It was very informative and insightful. Most people probably don't think twice about what people went through coming to a new country a hundred years ago.

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

thankyou Karen for visiting and leaving a review, we're really glad you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about an hour here as there is a lot of interesting text and exhibits. Entry is actually free, although a donation is expected. I liked the fact that there were plenty of personal stories in particular. The museum also highlights how poorly the...More

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

Thankyou Jasmine for your visit and kind review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bible from 1706, clothes and furniture from the early German settlers, beautiful glassware and pottery - and maps of Europe before WWI - amazing find!

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

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really informative (and free) history of Adelaide. Easy to get to. Informative exhibits showing various people groups coming to Adelaide for a new life. Also a good history of the local Aboriginal mob & their sad plight.

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

Thankyou Danny for your visit and kind review, we're glad you enjoyed your time at the museum :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum gives a very clear picture of migration to Australia over the last two hundred years with a time line of what was happening elsewhere in the world.It pulls no punches about the dreadful treatment of the Aborigines and also the way it circumvented...More

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

Thankyou John and Carole for visiting, and for such a generous and thoughtful review. We're glad you loved our AUSSIE artwork - it was done by the wonderful Peter Drew - you can google his other artworks, he's a fab artist and a good friend...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 2nd trip to this small but very moving museum, which tells the story of the migration of many different peoples to Australia over the centuries, and the impact on those who were already here. Give at least an hour to go through...More

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

Thankyou BH for your visit and generous review.

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the museum while visiting Adelaide for the day. As recent migrants, this was an essential trip. We identified closely with the many people who’ve trod this path before us.

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

thankyou Denzil for your visit and kind review, we're really glad you enjoyed your time with us! Best wishes.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

This museum outlines the emotional turmoil that these immigrants must have felt at the prospect of leaving friends and family behind in the search for a better life. An visit not to be missed.

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thankyou Brian for your visit and very generous review. All the best!

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Helen H
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Response from Migration M | Property representative |
Helen, it depends on what you're looking for. Our sister museum, the SA Maritime Museum, has many passenger lists, and you can search them - you'll need to google 'passengers in history' to find the website, as adding links... More
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