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Immigration Museum

Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 9927 2754
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As featured in 3 days in Melbourne
Ranked #31 of 208 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Explore Australia's history and culture. Journey through Melbourn's history and explore stories of people who have migrated from all reaches of the... more » Owner description: 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). « less
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I love this place. So much information available to research relatives as well as artefacts given by people who have moved to Australia over the years. It must be good, I've been each time I've visited Melbourne!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Being of immigrant descent, and knowing a little about the Italian immigrant's (for example), influences on Melbourne, I was expecting to hear, see, learn more about this, as well as more about the influence of other immigration streams on Italian culture and food. I learnt more about policy however, which was still interesting, but I could have googled as it... More

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Luton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

As such a young country (as it is defined today) it is fascinating to find out about the different people and cultures that have influenced Australia today. A lot of effort has been put into make what could be a dry subject interactive and enjoyable. There are lots of personal individual stories that help you to relate to the exhibits.... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you are interested in the history of migrants in Australia, or if you are into sociology or anthropology, you should come to the Immigration Museum. Even the building has its history. You can listen to stories told by immigrants on how they came to Australia.Plenty of them avoided the war, the tyrants and the poverty in their native country.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I wanted to visit this museum when I read about it before our trip, but really didn't know what to expect. I was in no way disappointed. It was well done, and personalised quite nicely with input from immigrations to the city. I was a bit irritated to be charged $12 while my "Seniors" partner got in for free -... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's an excellent museum, although it might not be everyone's choice of subject matter. The aspect that struck me most was the extraordinary measures taken until relatively recently to favour immigrants from certain countries or of a particular ethnicity. Check out the dictation test, which could be applied repeatedly in different languages at the discretion of the immigration officer. One... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This museum is a must visit . I did the museum on my day 2 in Melbourne and it was the right start for my journey ....The museum gives a lot of insight on the history of Australia -- the immigrant country !! Talks about the multi culture and facet of Australia ....it gives one a perspective of how we... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

As the title says the museum is well worth the visit. We enjoyed walking around and learning about how people ended up coming to Australia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This museum is really interesting. I'm not a huge "museum goer" but had heard this was worth a look. Entry costs $12 but was definitely worth it, I spent 2.5 hours here on my last day and had to leave before I had seen everything to catch a flight. The museum shows our multi-cultural heritage from the first "convict" and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Didn't get to read everything yet so I will go back. Great activities for kids to do inside out of the freezing Melbourne winter.

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