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. To visit Immigration Museum on your trip to Melbourne, use our Melbourne online trip itinerary planner .
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  • i loved the immigration museum in melbourne. plenty of history there. The exhibits were well set out & very interisting . Immigration has played a big part of Australias growth. The help wasn't availa...  more »
  • As retirees , it's free! Had 2 informative and engaging hours there, Nice coffee shop. Lots of relevant books for sale. Easily found. Convenient location.  more »
  • Sn excellent concept that should be adopted by other countries, including the UK. Shows the history of immigration into the country, alongside the evolution of immigration policy. Also has a great exh...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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