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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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if you would like to find a place to host your event, this will be one of the choice you could consider. it's a great place to host an event up to 200 people. great venue and easy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

if you would like to find a place to host your event, this will be one of the choice you could consider. it's a great place to host an event up to 200 people. great venue and easy access.

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

Great museum, it provides a great history of immigration to Australia throughout the years. The inside of ships were particularly interesting to me as my great, great grandparents travelled by sailing ship in the 1850's from England so it was fascinating to see a little of what they would have experienced. There is also an example of a 1950's cabin... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had a lot of information and personally I loved the man made Ship in the middle of the Hall, really nice. If you new to Melbourne its nice to at least visit it once, thats for sure.😊

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit the immigration museum once a year. My children 5, 7 & 9 always get something new out of their visit. This visit they were particularly interested in the timeline. The large ship is always a favorite. They imagine how it was for some of our family members traveling to Australia by ship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very unique insight into what really makes Melbourne- its multicultural population, and their stories!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great visit to the Immigration Museum. All was interesting, but the top floor was the pinnacle, providing a thought provoking exhibition.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had always wanted to visit the Immigration Museum but never seemed to get around to it. I am so pleased that I made the effort this time. It was great to learn about how the early immigrants lived, how they brought their cultures to a new land and they all made Victoria the place it is today. The displays... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You want to know the origins of society in Australia? This is the proposed location. There are also ticket prices for students.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth allowing an hour or two to go through the displays. It well set up and provides an excellent story about early immigrants to Australia. Easy to get to on the tram

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a quite nice place to visit with the family for a relaxing day in the city. it displays much about the population of Australia and how it was formed. Quite interesting!

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Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.