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Immigration Museum

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Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Address: Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9927 2754
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Description: Explore Australia's history and culture. Journey through Melbourn's...
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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Interesting and informative.

This museum is in a beautiful building. We watched a film showing various nationalities arriving in Australia, for some it was a personal choice but for many it was to escape... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum is in a beautiful building. We watched a film showing various nationalities arriving in Australia, for some it was a personal choice but for many it was to escape from war and tyranny in their countries. Lots of information well presented. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting exhibits about the history of immigration to Australia. Several personal stories and mementos. Learned a lot about the penal colony history and changes in immigration policies over the century.

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Omak, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. Displays are well done and gives great perspective on who Australians are.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

An outstanding museum, showcasing how people from multiple nations came to live in Australia. An honest display of Australia's racism-plagued past and how far they have matured into the kind of multicultural society nowadays.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The building, the museum shop and the temporary exhibitions are more attractive than the museum itself, but it is a place worth visiting.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

DONT FORGET IF FROM UK FREE ENTRANCE WITH UK NATIONAL TRUST CARD AS ACCEPTED IN AUSTRALIA OTHERWISE $12 each. Well laid out museum where you will come away with the Story how AUSTRALIA exploded from the early 1800s with Immigration . Highly enjoyable allow 2-3 hours

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Each time I visit this museum I am enthralled by what I learn, at the displays and by the special exhibits. The shop sells good coffee and cakes and biscuits and is relatively well stocked with interesting books. They are however overpriced. Entry is $12 but lots of concessions so we oldies got in free. The main permanent exhibits are... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Gorgeous building only restored in 2007. Pleasant little shop/coffee shop. Great research library. Exhibitions are always good, but on now (March2015) the photo hall and the Scots In Australia room were most enjoyable.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

There are many reasons why people choose to migrate. The display gives a snapshot of the various reasons that span history to the present. What makes it all real are the stories of real people over the years and what they went through to make a new home in a new country. Not all the stories are pleasant, but what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The museum was really interesting as the exhibitions were quite varied. Lots of history of the immigration to Australia but then more personal exhibitions around identity and individual experiences of coming to the country. This meant getting a grasp of the recent history of other parts of the world, namely Southeast Asia and the middle East to understand people's journey... More 

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