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Immigration Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Second visit, still brilliant

I first visited 7 years ago and decided to come back as I really enjoyed it. It’s still brilliant... read more

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kathadorem
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Interesting visit on Immigration history

Well organised to give a thorough view of life as an immigrant upon arrival to Australia. How long... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve P
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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 yesterday via mobile

I first visited 7 years ago and decided to come back as I really enjoyed it. It’s still brilliant, definitely recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kathadorem
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organised to give a thorough view of life as an immigrant upon arrival to Australia. How long you spend here depends on how thoroughly you want to read all the information but allow a good hour anyway to get even a basic understanding.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a bit of time there a couple of days ago. It was interesting reading the story’s on the walls about immigrant family’s that have made their homes here and the different cooking knowledge they brought with them from generations ago . There are computers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank roy v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a great experience visiting this place. covers the history of migration into Australia and immigration in general. some really lovely stories of people who migrated to Australia

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were not disappointed with our visit The displays took us over the development of Australia from the first days to today Some thought provoking statements and some questioning of our entrenched ideas Further displays on the second level took us to thought provoking ideas...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Kahlil Gibran exhibition was the primary draw and magnificent! The depth of his talent was beyond his poetry as beautifully manifested in his art. His message juxtaposed to the massive documentation of the immigration history of Australia is lesson for all countries and all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 561RobertS561
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The human stories here are so well told that you want to read every word. I loved the variety of backgrounds and experiences presented and it's interesting to learn about the yo-yoing of immigration policy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PhilKennedy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting collection of historical objects that help tell the stories of most Australians. Spent a good couple of hours looking through the displays and working the interactive features. Particularly liked the one that made you the immigration officer making decisions about who to admit. Nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leannes927
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a couple of hours free so called into museum, very interesting displays & enjoyed it more than I expected

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Neville2148
Reviewed 12 November 2018

The museum is highly recommended and well worth a visit. It was wonderful on this occasion to see the Li Cuixin exhibition also.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thimbella
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Lina M
28 September 2018|
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Response from coryjon | Reviewed this property |
Groups of people not given the same amount of respect (or power) as others. Discriminated.
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10 am to 5pm all week
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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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