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Immigration Museum

Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9927 2754
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It is a very interesting and original museum. Australia is a mixture of immigration and a little... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Salamanca, Spain
Learn about Australia's Immigration past

Changing exhibits means this place is always worth a visit as no one visit is the same as the next... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cassie T
Melbourne, Australia
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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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Corner of Flinders and William Streets | 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9927 2754
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a very interesting and original museum. Australia is a mixture of immigration and a little bit of aboriginal culture, and this museum covers both of them. Particulary interesting is the part when you can reject an immigrant's application after an interview! It was...More

Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed 4 days ago

Changing exhibits means this place is always worth a visit as no one visit is the same as the next. Both my husband and I are immigrants to Australia so our international and interstate guests always love this place.

Thank Cassie T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An interesting presentation of the development of the Australian people is told in this museum which is spacious and well laid out. The staff are friendly and helpful. You need at least 2 hours to visit and it opens at 10.00 am. I enjoyed our...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought, lets have a look at this museum, as something different. However, maybe I missed something, but perhaps someone can tell me why some of the display is given over to the Aboriginal people ? They are the indigenous original people of Australia, they...More

Thank david B
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing creative telling of the epic story of immigration to Australia from the original convicts in 1788 to the present day. A well presented exhibition taking you through the different periods of immigration, the countries of origin, the conflict they were escaping. The great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take your time, and learn about Victoria land, who came at what time, all people here are immigrants, except for the aboriginal.

Thank Olav-Hi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a ball tracking the boat my great grandparents came out from Ireland. My husband came here from Macedonia in 1954.

Thank sherida04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i loved the immigration museum in melbourne. plenty of history there. The exhibits were well set out & very interisting . Immigration has played a big part of Australias growth. The help wasn't available to the immigrants those days as it is today but they...More

Thank marlene286
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As retirees , it's free! Had 2 informative and engaging hours there, Nice coffee shop. Lots of relevant books for sale. Easily found. Convenient location.

1  Thank Trevor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sn excellent concept that should be adopted by other countries, including the UK. Shows the history of immigration into the country, alongside the evolution of immigration policy. Also has a great exhibition on identity and understanding how racism feels. A must for children and many...More

Thank Yunus M
Central Business District
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
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Firah N
22 April 2017|
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Response from Dale M | Reviewed this property |
10 am to 5pm all week
2 January 2017|
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Response from Beattie999 | Reviewed this property |
Hello K Gane, it looks like your question has been answered, except to say that children are also free to enter. and as previously stated Concession Card holders are also free. It is open almost every day of the year from... More