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“Well presented, very interesting” 4 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 #26 of 174 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, 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).
Canberra
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Well presented, very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The Irish immigration was current, not the historical one, which was a surprise. Excellent photography

Visited April 2013
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“A full picture of Australian history, past and present”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This museum was close to our hearts, being potential new migrants to Australia and both of our families being of 4 different nationalities between us. It showed how Australia came to be as it is today, including any shocking immigration policies, and it was quite interactive too- it kept us interested all the time. It took us 3 hours and we did it thoroughly, including the special photographic exhibition "Leaving Dublin". Discounts for concessions too (i.e. free) and only $10 for adults, this is a must-do.

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Found a few good documents of our immigration but I think there they could make it easier or offer more of something it just needs a bit of umph.

Visited September 2012
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Port Stephens, Australia
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“Good value and well thought out.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

At $10 each this museum was great value and we spent three hours looking through it. I like the way they have used different mediums to tell the story of immigration and some personal stories of immigrants. The Leaving Dublin exhibition could have been enhanced with more narrative to accompany the photography.

Visited April 2013
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Western Australia, Australia
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“Surprisingly Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

I visited here with my husband a year or two ago just to kill some time. It was so interesting that I revisited it wit my mum today. This is a fascinating place to visit. It traces immigration and policy throughout our history. Some is quite confronting but well worth seeing. On the second floor they usually have a special exhibition. Make sure you check out the dictation test and also have a go at being an immigration officer throughout different eras. Definitely gives you food for thought.

Visited April 2013
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