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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Immigration Museum

Immigration Museum
Ranked #27 of 398 things to do in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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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).
Dublin, Ireland
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Totally unexpected surprise in Melbourne? Really good exhibition and spent a god 3 hours wandering through. Gave a really good insight into the vast numbers of different nationalities who arrived in Melbourne and the circumstances that directed them to emigrate. Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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“A bit anti-Brit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

A good museum telling the story of early Oz but I was left with the distinct impression that Brits are now an embarrasment.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stumbled upon this museum on our 5 day melbourne sojourn from sydney and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was very interesting.

Visited May 2013
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Learnt so much”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Wonderful expercience helped enormously with understanding the psychology of the Australian nation. Especially interesting the deportation of children and the hardship they suffered and still are very moving.

Visited November 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“A good understanding to the multicultural atmosphere in Australia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

A very detailed descriptions and exhibition of the immigration history in Australia. The cultural backgrounds of those immigrants and their reasons for leaving their homeland let me imagine how tough lives were for them when first arrived at a new place. Interesting to know about how people from different cultures adapted themselves to the lives in Australia and how they further developed their future. The interview room is one of the interesting parts not to be missed. A demonstration of how the immigrants were interviewed before their applications were approved or rejected.
The museum is conveniently located near the aquarium and can be reached by the free tram no. 35.

Visited September 2013
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