Immigration Museum, Melbourne

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Visit the Immigration Museum to understand the history of one of the world's most diverse cities and countries. In the architecturally significant Old Customs House, learn about how immigrants have arrived in Melbourne and Australia from all around the world. Read the general history, discover the various immigrant communities that exist around the country, and listen to personal stories of arrival and integration into Australian society. Put Immigration Museum and other Melbourne attractions into our Melbourne trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The Museum found me very interesting for what it tells, in addition there is option to hear it in Spanish. The area of the cabins is beautifully recreated.
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  • August 10, 2017
    I think it wonderful to have something like this for school groups and people who are history buffs, It gives a wonderful history of Australia before settlement and it is wonderful to know where our f...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This museum shows the different lines of immigration from the rest of the world. It also gives a critical view on the Australian Government's attitude towards immigration along the years. Very impress...  more »
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  • August 11, 2017
    When researching inmigration history, there are ample resources at hand and staff to help. It is centrally located and open every day of the week. Great for not only adults but also children who are inquisitive about not their own roots but abundance of information ready for dissecting to learn about essential dates in Australian multicultural history.
  • August 7, 2017
    A must for all Australians. It explains the origins of modern Australia. Every Australian bar First Nation should visit this place to understand who they are.
  • July 13, 2017
    Free for students and children. Comprehensive and interesting look at a slice of Australia's history. Definitely worth an hour or two of your time. Tons worth seeing
  • July 4, 2017
    This is well worth the visit it is very interesting and informative. A great collection of immigration and the changes it has had on Australia 🇦🇺 since colonisation. A great day out and the kids will learn heaps.
  • July 25, 2017
    Great collection, very rich in detail and educational. Two floors of exhibition when I was there. Small gift shop opposite front desk. Spent between 2-3 hours here. Some hands-on displays; atmospheric.

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