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“A historic look at immigration” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Immigration Museum

Immigration Museum
Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9927 2754
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Ranked #36 of 273 things to do in Melbourne
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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).
Melbourne
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“A historic look at immigration”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Melbourne do a great job with museums and this is no exception to that rule. It goes through the history of immigration over the years and is very infomative and interesting. Not a boring stuffy museum.

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“History at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

It gave a great insight into the many and varied nationalities that made their home in Australia. I shared the experience with my Engish daughter in law and viewed it through her eyes. I was interested in their reasons for emigrating and the contribution that they and their families made to Australia. I hope to visit it again soon.

Visited January 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Exellent and moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Amazing and very personal impressions of the experiences of new migrants. A great resource to break down long held perceptions, a must for Visitors and Australians alike.

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“Eye-opener”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This was a fascinating insight into the whole issue of immigration in Victoria. Possibly the best part of it is the mock-up of the inside of ships of various times to give an idea of the conditions endured by the immigrants.

Visited December 2012
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“Excellent Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

This was such an interesting introduction for a holiday in Austalia to understand the Immigrants experiences accros the years ,Excellent displays and video material.

Visited November 2012
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