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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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Fascinating

I think sometimes we forget we are (nearly) all descended from immigrants. This museum highlights... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael P
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Sydney, Australia
An interesting visit

My boyfriend and I visited here during a weekday so it was relatively quiet. It is an interesting... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cat D
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I think sometimes we forget we are (nearly) all descended from immigrants. This museum highlights what our forefathers went through to be part of this wonderful country.

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My boyfriend and I visited here during a weekday so it was relatively quiet. It is an interesting museum across two floors. There is a new exhibition opening about British immigration, which I am gutted wasn’t ready for our visit. It is so interesting to...More

Thank Cat D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really liked this place. Great exhibitions and research centre, thoughtfully put together and gave a good insight into Australia's multicultural history. Recommended.

Thank Alex G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff here very willing to help with finding records of ancestors. Lots of information on all of the early settlers and history

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed reading about personal accounts of emigrating to Australia as well as the short history of European settlement and efforts to encourage people to move there. As with any colonized territories inhabited by indigenous aboriginals, there is an ugly and sad truth that needs...More

Thank Suzanne C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend a visit to this Museum for everyone. Its good thing to do on a wet or very hot day and you will learn a lot.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting and informative place to visit where you can learn all about how people from all over the world came here Also why they came and how well they settled.

Thank Paul A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum faces up to some of the outdated thinking which drive Australia's attitude to potential (voluntary) new arrivals and its treatment of aborigines. Visitors need to be philosophical and accept that whilst many of the statements made in earlier eras are unacceptable today they...More

Thank KBofLB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum covered the history of the building, originally the Customs House, and then the history of the establishment of Melbourne and immigration from the 1840's onwards. It was really interesting and gave us an understanding of the city and an insight to Australian history...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were facts and statistics but also fascinating stories about the people that traveled such long distances to this new country. These stories included cases of both successes and failures in settling in such a far away place.

Thank VeggieLesley
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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
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KGanefromBendigo
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
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