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Review of Immigration Museum

Immigration Museum
Ranked #31 of 435 things to do in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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).
Reviewed 6 April 2012

excellent exhibition on child migrants which my dad was very informative and some times emotional

Thank CODRFD
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Found it somewhat interesting but it was rather basic for the 15 dollars they charged adults.

Thank Zarken
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Having read in our local newspaper that the museum was having a family fun day we decided to go along and check it out. We were not disappointed; it was a very entertaining way to spend our day.
There is always the worry that as a childless couple, going along to a children’s event, the day might turn out to be a disaster. There can be children running amok, shouting, screaming and being generally distracting; not ideal in a museum. However there was none of that here. There were so many activities going on that the children were always kept fully entertained. Adults were also welcome to join in the activities and we both had a go at making a cardboard house for the cardboard village erected outside. We also made an aeroplane out of pipe-cleaners and ice lolly sticks although we didn’t really make a good job of that.
Once we’d exhausted all the fun activities we turned to the museum displays and they were just as fantastic. From the huge ship, which replicated many eras of sea travel, to the displays of racist and sexist products that we have and still buy today. The most interesting section for us however was the British child immigrants section. It was very sensitively done even while covering some horrendous topics.
Having said that, if the museum had not have the activities on, I'm not sure that we would have stayed as long.
A superb museum and one we would not hesitate to visit again.

Thank Rachael H
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

What a bore. Been here three times on school excursions. Not very interactive like most museums are these days.

Thank michael_mrp
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

The immigration museum is actually surprising the detail that is shown for the different years that the ancestors travelled to Australia

Thank Brenny1234
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