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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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An interesting part of Australian history

Having been an immigrant myself when i was a child i found this to be very interesting and moving. A great family venue.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
boogieshoes08
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is free for children and those that hold a valid concession card. For everyone else it is $14 AUD. It opened daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Unless you're an avid history buff this is a half day or less activity. I didn't find this museum particularly interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been an immigrant myself when i was a child i found this to be very interesting and moving. A great family venue.

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Bethesda, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a long walk down memory lane (as we had lived in Melbourne 40 years ago), it was great to find this museum. Our "guide" (who happened to be Aboriginal) gave us a good intro. The rooms are well designed and the stories well-depicted. There is even an exhibit on pearl diving and the role of indigenous people in that... More 

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

A friend and I last visited the Immigration Museum to see its exhibition on the pearling industry of the Kimberly called 'Lustre'. Like most temporary exhibitions it was on the second floor of the building. I've been to exhibitions of pearl farming in Japan and China and thought I knew quite a bit already. But I learned new information and... More 

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Kurri Kurri, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great exhibitions that tap into the history of Australia - well presented and informative - highly recommend for an afternoons entertainment

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Didn't expect to find such interesting exhibits and fantastic knowledge!! The entrance fee was pretty low, and there were tons of interactive exhibits too

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

This is an interesting place to visit where one can really understand the different countries the migrant come from . The reason they are here, the journey ,the toil ,the hardship they endure to make this land their home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very interesting, especially if you are a Migrant, it also portrays what others had endured to get to live here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My ancestors arrived in Melbourne in the late 1800s and married there. I was able to learn a lot about life in Melbourne at that time and some more about them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to hear the stories of many new arrivals to this land. From what they left to the opportunities they now have. A place to realize how lucky we are in Australia.

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