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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 yesterday

When we entered the court yard we saw a statue of two people migrating. They were hoping for a better world. The original migration house still exists. It wasn’t easy to take a boat to Australia. There were storms, diseases They also had to leave...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though this museum has been well documented, I detected a couple of omissions. My interest was piqued at the entrance to the museum reading several plaques heralding groups representative as migrants to South Australia and the nation. On further reading within the museum, it was...More

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

Thanks Toni for your visit and detailed review. Both the items you mentioned are indeed on the 20th century timeline in Gallery 5, and until very recently we had a lovely Czech costume on display. It has now gone back into storage to preserve it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an extremely interesting place to learn about the various people who made Adelaide their home! If you are like me, one of those people, you may purchase a paver in the courtyard and have it inscribed. Our paver reflects my mother and I...More

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

Thanks for your kind review and visit, Susi :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't know much about australian history so were keen to learn about the aboriginal community. This is a small museum, but still perfectly formed.

Thank mikehewer2018
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou Mike for visiting and your very kind review :-)

Reviewed 1 May 2018

We spent quite some time at this museum. The historical content was extremely informative. Well placed in Adelaide

Thank Moschino250
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

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

Reviewed 25 April 2018

From the original occupants of the land to the current day migration trends, this museum wonderfully documents the arrival of various waves of people onto our shores, with particular focus on those making South Australia their home. Pictorials, descriptions, stories, exhibits and interactive displays all...More

Thank Forbes K
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

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

Reviewed 18 April 2018

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

Thank jajavalB
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

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

Reviewed 16 April 2018

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 23 April 2018

Thankyou Paul for your visit and kind review :-)

Reviewed 8 April 2018

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.

Thank Maureen G
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

thankyou Maureen for your visit and review.

Reviewed 5 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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

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