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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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Display on Ghandi was really good. Very interesting man. The identity exhibition also very good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nikki K
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You learn what made Australia and its people the way they are today and with a preview of what they... read more

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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 2 days ago via mobile

Display on Ghandi was really good. Very interesting man. The identity exhibition also very good. Teaching more people about racism and discrimination is great. Aussies should be more welcoming to immigration and culture of other countries Worth the $15 entrance fee.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

You learn what made Australia and its people the way they are today and with a preview of what they hope to accomplish in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite small over two floors. Interesting but started getting repetitive. Not sure why they had a big exhibition on gandi which was loosely tied into immigration because he spent ~20 years in South Africa. Would have preferred more on examples of contributions to Australia by...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great introductory Museum to anyone new to Australia and particularly anyone with kids. It explains the history behind how Australia became what it is today and has some interactive exhibits for kids. Two to three hours is likely enough time at the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this museum as I have an interest in social history. My aunt emigrated to Australia in the 1970's so it was interesting to see and read about things the family would have experienced. I liked the interactive parts of the museum too where you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not exactly what we were expecting but worth a look. Different exhibitions all the time so something for everyone. No real information on original migration other than free computer use which one can do at home, Staff are helpful but in all a trifle underwhelming.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the whole experience a little disappointing. As a Pom, perhaps I missed something, but unfortunately unless one is interested in Australian history, I could not recommend it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice way to spend a couple of hours. We only did the first floor (my husband is not much of a 'museum' person) but I could have spent much longer there. Staff pleasant and helpful. We'll set out displays that took you on a tour...More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were drawn to the museum largely because throughout our lives so many colleagues, friends and acquaintances had emigrated to OZ The museum gives a challenging and frank insight to Melbourne and its hugely diverse dna

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way to spend 2 to 3 hours. Staff is friendly and informative. Displays are all done extremely well. Got off a ship and have never been here in our many visits. Walkable in the downtown area of course there is the free tram...More

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Firah N
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Dale M | Reviewed this property |
10 am to 5pm all week
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KGanefromBendigo
January 2, 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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