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Immigration Museum

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Address: Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9927 2754
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Explore Australia's history and culture.

Journey through Melbourn's history...

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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Beautiful building, well curated

We went specifically to see the temporary Aoelian Island exhibition that is on at the moment having found a similar one on Swiss-Italian immigration fascinating a few years back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lyn&MarkfromOz
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went specifically to see the temporary Aoelian Island exhibition that is on at the moment having found a similar one on Swiss-Italian immigration fascinating a few years back. This one had special meaning to us as we have friends whose parents came from one of the islands - I know they found it very moving. The building housing the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum definitely to the brief given away by the title of the place. It is full of information about the history of immigration into Australia.

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Thank Farling
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is always great and interesting exhibitions going on but you have to keep an eye out for what is coming up.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stepping back into where the people of Melbourne have come from. Lots of interactive displays to get even the smallest interested. Well done and interesting. Australia has a long history of immigration and is rightly proud of its heritage. Kids up to 16 don't pay, adults have to pay something but by Aussie prizes not too bad.

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Immigration Museum provided fascinating insights into Australian's immigration history and how it shaped Melbourne's history. With interesting exhibits, interactive displays, short films to guide us, we spent a delightful morning there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well presented information with many interactive displays. Particularly enjoyable was the second floor exhibition "I belong, do you?" Would highly recommend this venue.

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Thank Elizabeth G
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Immigration Museum holds various events and displays all over the year. So it is so eventful. For me, I like to know more about the history of immigrants. It is a must to go!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to an exhibit about immigration from the Aeolian Islands that was very personal. Over 20 members of my family came and we all found something interesting in some of the other exhibits. we were there for 2 hours and could easily have spent another 2 hours as most of us did not get to the exhibits on the higher... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As a child immigrant to Australia myself, I found this exhibition and historical account and records fascinating. A lovely piece of Australian History for every Australian to learn and understand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Immigration Museum is situated in the grand old building that was previously the Custom's House. The Museum tells an interesting story both from a perspective of the Governments policy of the day and the difficulties faced by immigrants to get to Australia. Some great stories that has allowed Australia to be so rich and diverse as it is. Well... More 

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