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Immigration Museum

Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9927 2754
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Lots of information in a great building

You need to have plenty of time to visit this museum. There's lots of information to read beside... read more

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Martyn B
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Melbourne, Australia
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Probably the best most informative museum i have been to. As an immigrant myself, i know the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
amsterdamer78
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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+61 3 9927 2754
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Reviewed yesterday

You need to have plenty of time to visit this museum. There's lots of information to read beside each exhibition, document and photograph. Many of the exhibits are a sobering reminder of the toils associated with immigration. Many are also a joyous reminder of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best most informative museum i have been to. As an immigrant myself, i know the struggle to find a better life for your family and some of the hurt and turmoil people can go through. A real eye opner of a museum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the museum. It gave a lot of information regarding Australia’s immigration history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go to look at the way Australia has developed over the years. Also great place to research your own family history.

Thank Heather L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful exhibition of Li Cunxin’s work and background. I was a dance teacher for 30 years and have seen Li dance frequently as part of the Australian Ballet. To sit and watch excerpts from his many starring roles was bliss. His entire...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a friend to see the Li Cunxin exhibit which was wonderful. The rest of the museum does a great job of telling Australia's migration story whilst also discussing the settlement and colonization of the country and the experiences of First Nation's people.

Thank Sparxify
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small, but nicely done museum reflecting the multiple cultures and history of Australia. Stop by while you are strolling along the river.

Thank Gal B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was really enlightening to wander through this museum and find out things about my country that I never knew. Can appreciate how daunting it must have been for the early immigrants.

Thank seajayh
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So I have lived In Melbourne my whole life and have never been here. The staff were super friendly. But to get to any exhibits, you have to either walk up x 2 flights of stairs or take the lift. As I got here nearing...More

Thank Samantha F
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

I went here on a school group trip and found that it was way to old for them to really grasp. Kids were aged 12. Having said that if I had time on my own I would have enjoyed it as there is plenty of...More

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Firah N
April 21, 2017|
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Response from Dale M | Reviewed this property |
10 am to 5pm all week
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KGanefromBendigo
January 2, 2017|
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Response from Beattie999 | Reviewed this property |
Hello K Gane, it looks like your question has been answered, except to say that children are also free to enter. and as previously stated Concession Card holders are also free. It is open almost every day of the year from... More
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