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Immigration Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A brief history of immigration

Australia has been a big pull for migration from the very beginning. It had attracted a big mix of... read more

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Fascinating look at Melbourne's History

The museum (free for over-60s!) tells the story of immigration to Australia, with many personal... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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...more
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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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All reviews old customs house personal stories family history interactive displays interesting visit australian history couple of hours school groups great insight interesting place beautiful building two hours flinders street immigrants ship ancestors information
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Reviewed yesterday

Australia has been a big pull for migration from the very beginning. It had attracted a big mix of those looking for gold rush, mining, agriculture, timber and whaling etc, not to leave Britain choosing it as a place for convicts and people in desperation...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wanted to go for years as I’m very interested in family history. Two strange exhibitions one on the prophet and another about love??? Big waste of time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lukecT5039SA
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum (free for over-60s!) tells the story of immigration to Australia, with many personal accounts.. Sit in the booth and watch the interview of intending immigrants - and guess if they made it! A nice small shop and coffee area complement the museum.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Purmamarca
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here when it was pouring with rain. Really great place. Not really for kids. If you have kids maybe the aquarium just across the road would be a better wet weather option.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank desmondwalker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a temple of education to political correctness. Embarrassing, polemical but without content except for a continuous condemnation of European settlers

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by the staff from the tourism office. The museum takes you from the settlement years to this day, with pictures , video projections, interviews from immigrants. It works in chronological order so you understand how it all started and where Australia stands now with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DanielD513
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the only places in the CBD that informs visitors on its history and how the cultural aspects have grown into what they are today. Interesting to see where everybody came from, stats on the first people that arrived and in what circumstances, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CarolineS3015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its very near to Sea life or Flinders Street station on main road. Have nice artifacts in display. Friendly staff keeps you engaged

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited 7 years ago and decided to come back as I really enjoyed it. It’s still brilliant, definitely recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kathadorem
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well organised to give a thorough view of life as an immigrant upon arrival to Australia. How long you spend here depends on how thoroughly you want to read all the information but allow a good hour anyway to get even a basic understanding.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve P
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Lina M
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Response from coryjon | Reviewed this property |
Groups of people not given the same amount of respect (or power) as others. Discriminated.
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22 April 2017|
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10 am to 5pm all week
3 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