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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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As an immigrant it was interesting to see the stories of many other people and over the years... read more

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Beaconsfield Upper, Australia
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This was my second visit and as before I didn't have enough time to take in all of the exhibits. I... read more

Reviewed 2 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 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 yesterday

As an immigrant it was interesting to see the stories of many other people and over the years. definitely worth a visit to see how our great country developed. Although I disagree strongly that they were taking sides in a current political debate in Australia,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my second visit and as before I didn't have enough time to take in all of the exhibits. I made myself a promise on leaving that on my next visit to Melbourne that I dedicate a full day to seeing all that is...More

Thank Rosli
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on 10 Pound Poms day during the Seniors festival. We only had time for a wander around the exhibits during the lunch break unfortunately. I'd say you need more than the hour we had. The exhibits are really fascinating. We'll be back when...More

Thank EssenJohn
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Immigration museum is a collective over the years of the different nationalities of Immigrants, and does concentrate mainly on the years between the 2nd world war 1945 to 1970 when most of the immigrants took the opportunity of a better life, but in reality...More

Thank dogrot1959
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum spells out Australia's immigration policy over the years and it was fascinating to learn all about it! Well worth going to, as I never knew that Australia had a "whites only" immigration policy for many years which many people outside of Australia didn't...More

Thank Whitehalltraveller
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are interactive portions, places where you can use headphones to hear stories and a full history of the entry to Australia. It covers the good and the bad together in a factual chronology. Very informative. Exclusion acts and first people persecutions are all covered....More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed reading and looking frames and photos and artifacts, we learned about the first chinese migration and some other migrants in Australia interesting place to visit.

Thank Luisa F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great attraction - well laid out - lots of interesting stuff to read and see. Gives you a great insight into immigration throughout the years.

Thank Pablomj
Reviewed 1 week ago

The stories of migrants abound in this old building. The diversity of cultural influences upon the history of Melbourne is skillfully shared. So much to learn.

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this museum, a great reminder of our history of immigration and why people have left their countries to come here. Each time we visit I wonder why it is not busier. This was a first visit with our two grandchildren (aged 7 and...More

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
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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