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“Really informative and definitely worth a visit.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Immigration Museum

Immigration Museum
Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 9927 2754
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Ranked #30 of 208 attractions in Melbourne
Type: History Museums
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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).
London, United Kingdom
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“Really informative and definitely worth a visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The museum was fantastic and a real eye-opener to the history of not only Melbourne but also Australia. There was an exhibition on Irish immigrants which was really cool. We usually don't stay in museums for too long but we really found this place interesting and engaging.

Visited March 2013
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“Immigration Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I have taken many groups of students to this museum and each time I am amazed at how well the history is presented. I particularly liked the photographic display and thought provoking captions abut why people migrate. The children really enjoyed the hands on "living " experiences eg being able to go "inside a ship" to discover what our immigrants had to cope with.

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“Right for the Price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

For the $10 admission it was what I expected. The building itself is quite lovely. The exhibits are good for a general overview of immigration history of Australia.

Visited March 2013
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yorktown virginia
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“Australia history in its gritty detail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This was a must-visit for a Melbourne visitor. This place was a down and dirty total discussion of Australia's experience with immigration from its earliest days through its "white only" period through its present immigration experiences. This place opened my eyes to a lot of things, and I benefited greatly from the time spent here.

Visited February 2013
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“Touching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Our visit to the Immigration Museum in Melbourne was a very moving experience. This was a perfect beginning to our 12 day trek to the Red Center, Queensland, and New South Wales. You will not be disappointed. Plan on at least two hours and then head out to shop along Elizabeth Street.

Visited January 2013
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