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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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From Europe to Australia

I have visited this museum once a few years ago. This is about the many families and singles who braved the sea and the conditions of early sea trave. There is also displays of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have visited this museum once a few years ago. This is about the many families and singles who braved the sea and the conditions of early sea trave. There is also displays of more modern immigrants who left Europe after WW11 for a better live. Well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I found this museum very interesting, as somebody who has no idea about immigration in Australia i learnt alot about the background and culture. I loved the 2nd floor with all the wishes, I found some of the wishes very emotional and surprising. I also loved learning more about Melbourne from the 1800's on the computer it was interesting to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

took a group of school kids here...I loved it but had to jolly them along and make the stories more interesting for them..

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We love this museum, spacious old building, full of history, friendly staff, insightful sensitive exhibitions. Great cafe too, with a little shop attached. This is well worth an educational visit, with an extensive library attached and comfortable study areas. Wifi adds to the experience. Well done Melbourne !

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This museum is very moving, emotional and informative! As people travelling here from England, this museum was very close to our hearts. It was interesting to see why so many people come to Australia, what made them leave and how they were accepted. The museum was good at representing different identities, cultures, the history of Australia and the history of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I absolutely love this museum!! It is very close to my heart, as my parents name are on the wall of the immigrants who made the voyage here to Australia.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

from an immigrate like me in Australia i find my personal history 80 years before me in this museum! Really cool! And Interesting!

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A wonderful insight into the lives of Australia's past, the highs and the lows of immigration. A must see for history lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Immigration Museum was thought provoking and interesting. The displays were honest and did not hide the fact that Australia had a racist immigration policy that favoured Europeans over Asians. I loved that the museum promoted multiculturalism and had an emphasis on personal stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It was wonderful to find my parents travels from their homeland to their new life and home in Australia in the late 50's.

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Additional Information about Immigration Museum

Address: Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9927 2754
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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