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Immigration Museum

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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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The service was good and well thought out. love the pictures and descriptions that helped me understand the history

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The service was good and well thought out. love the pictures and descriptions that helped me understand the history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

As migrants to Australia ourselves we were interested to see how migration over the past 200 years had evolved. Floor 1 had a great time line from the 1788 early convict settlers through the white Australia policy days to the present time. An interesting read. There were a lot of multi media items and some interactive exhibits. 2nd floor was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Excellent displays in all rooms. Very educational and the staff were very helpful. Would encourage a visit.

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A very informative museum charting the history of the early european and the Asian countries more recently. No punches pulled in relation to the discriminatory immigration policies in relation to non whites. The months taken for the first immigrants to sail to Australia and the cramped conditions on the ships.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Created with a clear agenda of promoting acceptance, but interesting as well. I left wishing I had seen more, it just touched on various kinds of migrants to Aus.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Museums are not my favourite place. Just looking at artefacts or stories on a board is rather boring for me. However some museums have embraced multi-media and luckily this is one of them. I've got to admit I was interested in the topic of the museum before visiting too, because it's the history of Australia and the history of my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed a few hrs here. It was a very interesting informative place. The staff were very helpful in helping me find some info on a relative who had emigrated there in the 1920s. A must for anyone with an interest in history

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Melbourne Immigration Museum tells the story of the various nationalities that emigrated to Australia, and now form its national character. The displays were imaginative. It was very interesting to see how Australia's immigration policy changed and wobbled back and forth over the years. The most engaging display humorously depicted the immigration of plants and animals to Australia, with one... More 

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Thame, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My wife and I visited the Immigration Museum on a brief trip to Melbourne and found it interesting, informative and educational. It is well laid out and the exhibits are well presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My husband and I both enjoyed the museum tremendously! I left feeling well informed on the difficulty of immigrating to a different country and also the changes that Australia made over the years regarding immigration. We felt the fee of $12 was reasonable. We purchased tickets at the Melbourne Museum which included three museums to see, so the price was... More 

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