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Immigration Museum

Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9927 2754
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Great pictures to see

So I have lived In Melbourne my whole life and have never been here. The staff were super friendly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Samantha F
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Melbourne, Australia
Pretty intense

I went here on a school group trip and found that it was way to old for them to really grasp. Kids... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MeMock
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Australia
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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 stories are sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always engaging. Located in the Old Customs House in the heart of the city - an easy walk from Flinders St Station or Southern Cross (or catch the free City Circle Tram).
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Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So I have lived In Melbourne my whole life and have never been here. The staff were super friendly. But to get to any exhibits, you have to either walk up x 2 flights of stairs or take the lift. As I got here nearing...More

Thank Samantha F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went here on a school group trip and found that it was way to old for them to really grasp. Kids were aged 12. Having said that if I had time on my own I would have enjoyed it as there is plenty of...More

Thank MeMock
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected an informative exhibition on migration to Australia. However, only 1/3 of the museum focuses on immigration and the exhibition lacks any details.

Thank Bloemeke
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are an immigrant yourself or have vested interest in learning about Immigration of the locals this museum has a lot to offer. It is interesting how you are exposed to the other side of immigration and how people are sometimes forced to leave...More

Thank Julio B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As an accredited genealogist I expected this museum to offer a lot more. Overall it was quite disappointing, limited information and average displays. I believe it requires a total overhaul with input from actual migrants.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent half a day here and enjoyed it all particularly the short film at the beginning of the museum. All visitors (and locals) should go to this very important building and think about how Australia has evolved.

Thank Karyn W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum always leaves me in tears - the experiences of the migrants moves me and makes me realise what an amazing country Australia is, and how lucky we are to live here. Good value for money and helpful staff.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Immigration is an important theme in Australian life and remains a contentious issue to this day. The Immigration Museum, located in the beautifully restored mid 19th century Customs House, does a good job of tracing the history of this issue from the British settlers and...More

Thank sidnk
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hands-on, highly interactive Immigration Museum addresses Australia's not always pretty immigration history in a way that is interesting and engaging. Highly recommend spending a couple hours walking through the museum and seeing where Australia has been and where it is going.

Thank Melyni B
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

There is so much to tell about Australia's migrant experience. Unfortunately, the museum does not do it very well. Some parts of the museum are worth seeing, particularly for children (ie. the ship's accommodation over the years). But most of the story was told through...More

Thank frequentraveller2013
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Firah N
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Response from Dale M | Reviewed this property |
10 am to 5pm all week
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KGanefromBendigo
2 January 2017|
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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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