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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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Well worth the visit if you find yourself in Melbourne, Amazing concept, well designed interpretive... read more

Reviewed today
colourful history

This place is not for the faint hearted. Some of the stories are heartbreaking, so it is so well... 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
Central Business District
+61 3 9927 2754
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Reviewed today

Well worth the visit if you find yourself in Melbourne, Amazing concept, well designed interpretive exhibit focused on the long history of immigration to Austrailia.

Thank Lenovavibe
Reviewed yesterday

This place is not for the faint hearted. Some of the stories are heartbreaking, so it is so well put together. For me the best museum in australia, not just melbourne.

Thank davelink1988
Reviewed 3 days ago

So this gave me an excellent insight into what I may have experienced. It was very informative about the experiences of other nationalities. A must when in Melbourne.

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 days ago

The old customs house building provides a wonderful backdrop for a fascinating collection focusing on the State's migration history. Informative, well documented and with some great interactive exhibits. Loved the Interview a prospective migrant activity. This shows the often harsh decision that have been made...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to go early in your visit, it'll put the city in perspective. The curation of exhibits is terrific. Especially neat are the individual's stories of how they came to be Aussies. And don't miss the interactive "immigration official interview"!!!!!

Thank Pam J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was generally very impressed with the Immigration Museum, especially the large section dedicated to the mass immigration of Chinese, as well as the respect shown to the original indigenous population. The building itself is charming and its history fascinating. The displays were lovely, clear...More

Thank BellaSantaLucia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this. They have put all things needed to get the whole picture of the history of imigrations of Australia. Not too much stuff. Even this took a long time. They have talent to put it briefly and still tell all most important...More

Thank 190petrij
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a great place to visit where there is a great wave or rainy day. There is a lot of reading so young children would be bored. The videos and stories are excellent. I really enjoyed the pretend interviews. It's the old customs...More

Thank gfarmer668
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to this Museum as it had a great series of rooms devoted to the different waves of migrants to Australia. Fascinating.Migrants have been a major benefit to our country and this shows why. It costs $15 which is a bit pricy...More

Thank djhallett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed our visit. Really interesting reflection on how Australia was built, and was also really interesting to see the enlightened and critical manner that some Australians view themselves (and in our experience was also pretty accurate in this respect). Pretty...More

Thank mcfaddendr
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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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
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