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“lost in time” 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 #27 of 160 Attractions in Melbourne
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).
Sydney, Australia
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“lost in time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It was a great way to spend the afternoon after i had checkout of the hotel on my last day. I hope it had openned an hour earlier though. 2 floors of history and so much to read and spend time. love the fashion section. Interesting place, again very friendly staff. $10 fee very nominal. thanks

Visited March 2014
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“The many facets of immigration”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Very interesting presentation of the multiple aspects of Australian immigration, in the beautiful old Customs building. The interactive displays are well thought out (interviewing potential immigrants illustrates the difficulties on both sides of the 'barrier') and bring home the reality of what an immigration country really is.

Visited February 2014
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“Interesting and informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Lots of interactive stations throughout the museum as well as films of people leaving home either through choice or through war and conflict. Wonderful display of the conditions people travelled by ship to get to Australia, with displays of the sleeping arrangements as well as immigrant stories on film. Well worth the $10 each admission price.

Visited February 2014
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“really”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Had an interesting visit to this museum. What was most apparent is the issues they choose not to display or discuss.

Visited January 2014
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“Surprising”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but I was happily surprised. It's not as big as it looks from the outside, but there are many exhibits inside. I didn't realize Australia had such a history of racism. The museum really demonstrates how hard many people had to work to get into the country.

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