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Migration Museum

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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...more
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82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8207 7570
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum gives a very clear picture of migration to Australia over the last two hundred years with a time line of what was happening elsewhere in the world.It pulls no punches about the dreadful treatment of the Aborigines and also the way it circumvented...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was my 2nd trip to this small but very moving museum, which tells the story of the migration of many different peoples to Australia over the centuries, and the impact on those who were already here. Give at least an hour to go through...More

Thank bighack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the museum while visiting Adelaide for the day. As recent migrants, this was an essential trip. We identified closely with the many people who’ve trod this path before us.

Thank denzil53
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thankyou Denzil for your visit and kind review, we're really glad you enjoyed your time with us! Best wishes.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum outlines the emotional turmoil that these immigrants must have felt at the prospect of leaving friends and family behind in the search for a better life. An visit not to be missed.

Thank BrianC3899
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou Brian for your visit and very generous review. All the best!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By sticking to the essentials the curators have put together a small but interesting set of displays of migration to SA and also some wider aspects of migration. Particularly poignant are the plaques on the wall as you go in from various ethnic groups recalling...More

Thank Mike A
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A raw and honest museum, showing the impact of migrants on the indigenous population, and the environment. How sad that so many Aboriginals were decimated by smallpox among other things, and their dwelling/hunting grounds gone for ever.

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

Thankyou Sandy or your visit and thoughtful review. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We spent an hour at the Migration Museum . Settlement of South Australia is quite different from other states. It was interesting viewing the personal experiences of the families that settled after WWII . Also the settlement of the Croatian families which was so different...More

Thank SorrelliAuckland
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The first time I visited the Migration Museum, I was pleasantly surprised how interesting the exhibition was. It is an excellent small museum with free entry, friendly staff (and clean toilets). The history of immigration into Australia is showcased via individual stories, historic objects, contemporary...More

Thank giddyin0z
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thanks Giddy for your visit and kind review :-)

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

A great place to see the social history of migration in South Australia. Lost of old photos and story's. Worth the time to visit

Thank Adelaide5250
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thankyou A for your generous review and for visiting :-)

Reviewed 30 July 2018

Easy to access from North Terrace. A wide range of fixed and periodic exhibits. Very friendly staff.

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thankyou CB for your visit and kind review :-)

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Helen H
17 July 2018|
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Response from Migration M | Property representative |
Helen, it depends on what you're looking for. Our sister museum, the SA Maritime Museum, has many passenger lists, and you can search them - you'll need to google 'passengers in history' to find the website, as adding links... More