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Address: Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, 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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Melbourne's Immigration Museum captures the stories of Australia's migrant history from the early colonial settlers to the contemporary asylum seekers and refugees. A visitors... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Melbourne's Immigration Museum captures the stories of Australia's migrant history from the early colonial settlers to the contemporary asylum seekers and refugees. A visitors' audio guide is available in a comprehensive range of community languages. The moving stories of our waves of migration are creatively curated. The museum is conveniently located to train and tram stops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is such an interesting museum and very easy to miss. We gained a real insight into the European colonisation of Australia but it was also thought provoking about wider issues relating to modern day immigration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit! Me and my girlfriend visited and only expected to be in here for an hour but time flew by and we spent a good 2+ hours in here! Very interesting and informative!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Let your imagination go back 2 another time.st kilda pier from a ship.many peoples 1st impression of Melbourne,wave after wave from Europe & Asia. Making a new life in the burbs adding such ethnic diversity to our city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A very informative experience that tells the story immigration into Australia, but all the richness that various peoples have brought to the country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were really happy that we visited this museum but wished we had allowed more time to truly see all parts of the museum properly. An interesting and informative history about the way immigrants came to this wonderful country of ours and the impact on shaping our nation. As the entry price is so cheap, we will be back on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The 3D models and interactivity make the museum a lot more interesting.. Took us less than an hour through, and one of my friends skipped the final floor to go through to the shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I enjoyed it, as an immigrant as a child many years ago it was interesting to see the past journeys that migrants made and how Australia has grown as a country.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I'm not one normally to seek out experiences such as this when visiting a city. But i was quite surprised with the Immigration Museum and it's offerings. The cost for an adult is $12 and basically there are two floors of displays, imagery, and information. There is also a discovery area where one can search collections online. This was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was an instructive and great experience, totally worth the price. It's not a huge museum, can be done in about 2 hours if you take time to read things and listen to the audioguide (really good!). There is also a concession (reduced price) for low income, and a few other statuses (maybe student and senior).

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