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Immigration Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very interesting.

Spend a couple of hours looking. Well laid out. Much to see. Good location on Flinders Street... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Susan L
Taunton, United Kingdom
Prepare for a confrontational experience

Really interesting, somewhat heartbreaking. I found it to be a confronting and emotional... 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spend a couple of hours looking. Well laid out. Much to see. Good location on Flinders Street. Tea-bar inside.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really interesting, somewhat heartbreaking. I found it to be a confronting and emotional experience. Was reminded how horrible humanity can be. A moving trip through Australia’s past, and a good place to determine what we should not be like!

Thank coryjon
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have to admit I had not visited for a while, but as a friend was down from the country, we agreed to meet there. A good decision, as we spent over an hour and a half looking at both the revamped permanent exhibitions and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My third visit during yearly visits to Melbourne. This time specifically to see Maos Last Dancer Li Cunxins amazing story. Didn’t disappoint & always a pleasure to wander through this intimate museum located in the beautiful old building on the banks of the Yarra. Highly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What struck me was the plight of asians before 1970. Good to know that opinions are changing with regards to diversity.

Thank Bing M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just ducked in here because it was raining . I stayed and was enthralled . Very helpful Staff .... lot's and lot's of things to look at and to read . I'm an immigrant ... most of us living in this Country are ....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with my 12 and 10 yr old daughters and an aussie cousin (40) and her daughter (9). We all leant things about immigration we didn't know. It's a small museum but we were there about 3 hours, the children particularly liked the immigration interview...More

Thank Naomi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms here gave interesting facts about the city and Australia and who makes up the population. All staff were friendly.

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Frank and candid discussions of the oft- changing policies of immigration into Australia. Surprisingly absent was more than just a casual mention of the early penal inhabitants. Enjoyed the venue, but some noisy uncontrolled children running around detracted somewhat. Worth a couple of hours to...More

Thank CharlesA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Melbourne from the UK and thought this museum - although not directly relevant would be interesting. Actually, it was very interesting indeed. A very well thought out and thought provoking museum making the lives of immigrants to Australia come alive. Definitely worth...More

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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
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