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Migration Museum

82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8207 7570
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Established in 1986 and built on the site of the former Adelaide Destitute Asylum, the Migration Museum was the first museum dedicated to the social history of migration in Australia. The Museum works towards the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of South Australia’s diverse cultures. It is a place to discover the many identities of the people of South Australia through the stories of individuals and communities. Its nine galleries, which include permanent and changing displays, trace the history and culture of Aboriginal peoples in Australia prior to colonisation, the history and impact of immigration from the nineteenth century onward, as well as the history of the site. The Museum is just a short walk down Kintore Avenue from North Terrace and is easily accessible by public transport. All of the Museum's galleries have disabled access. Entry to the Museum is free, with an optional gold coin donation. Tour groups are welcome but must book in advance. Members of the public can book a guided tour of the Migration Museum with a minimum of ten people per booking and a cost of $10 per person, concession rate $5 per person.
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82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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+61 8 8207 7570
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had visit and found it all very informative. We had learnt some from a walking tour with yellow umbrella man Bob and this was great to top up the information we learnt. Some good exhibits and story boards.

Thank cb512016
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thankyou CB for your visit and kind review :-)

Reviewed 6 days ago

We fell on this by accident and spent about half hour reading all the names on the bricks in the courtyard. We then walked through the rooms and enjoyed the multicultural experience. I found it very interesting.....and it's free.

Thank Imaloser
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thankyou, I, for your visit and kind review :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago

My Japanese friend enjoyed visiting Ayer’s House, which was a grand mansion of former state premier. So I wanted her to visit Migration Museum, which was initially Aboriginal children’s school and then, the residence of destitute asylum. It certainly made her to think how the...More

Thank RayParks
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou Ray for your visit and kind review, we're glad you and your visitor enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The migration museum is an easy journey through the migration of various nationalities to South Australia, from times gone by to modern day emigrants. Very informative and interesting with just the right amount of information!

Thank Shootingstars R
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou, Shootingstars, for your visit and very kind review, we're glad you enjoyed your time here :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still being developed but not as good as Melbournes'. Was very compressed and did not seem to flow. Free anyway but I have seen better .

Thank Peter P
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Peter for your visit and honest review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last time I came here, we were learning about Australian Women...but I have been here before that. I always found the stories and the items on display very fascinating. Who knew South Australia had such interesting history?

Thank Cristy M
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou, Cristy, for your visit and kind review :-)

Reviewed 10 June 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this Migration Museum. The museum brings to life the stories of the migrants who have been arriving in Australia for generations. It is informative, interesting and shows the bravery and courage of the settlers, the refugees and all migrants who come here...More

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thanks Moira for your visit and very kind review :-)

Reviewed 30 May 2017

The Migration Museum is within easy walking distance of the city area and is so interesting to understand the impact of migration on the development of South Australia. Impressed with the current exhibition of children from Iran nd Iraq.

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thankyou, Shelley, for your visit and very kind review :-)

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Not a large museum but certainly packed with information, shows how tough it was for the migrants arriving in 50's and 60's

Thank catherine w
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thankyou, Catherine, for your visit and kind review, we're glad you enjoyed your time with us :-)

Reviewed 21 May 2017

This museum is located close to the State Library and the South Australian Museum in central area of the city. It's a social history of migration in southern Australia. Interestingly it occupies a building that was formerly known as the 'Native School' where Aboriginal children...More

Thank VWriter
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thankyou, VW, for your visit and generous review :-)

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