Immigration Museum, Melbourne

4.3
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • In 1914, when the ANZAC spirit was being forged at Gallipoli, Australia's population had not even reached 5 million. Now Australia's population is 25 million. The people who made up the difference....  more »
  • I was very surprised to find out that Melbourne has such a museum. When I got there, I was very surprised to see how much amazing information it contains. I learned a lot of new things. I definitely.....  more »
  • I enjoyed this museum which took about an hour and a half to do. It gives a great insight in to the history of immigration in Melbourne and an understanding of why the modern city is so diverse.  more »
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  • I wish I had left a bit more time to visit here! All of the exhibits are really beautifully put together so it's a pleasure to spend a couple of hours wandering through. The love exhibit was awesome, I found it really moving and cried about four times. The mix of audio and visual was great and there's something about wearing headphones that makes you feel like you're the only person in the room.
  • Spent close to two hours in the Love exhibit. It is amazing! So well done and touching, and showcases a wide variety of people and relationships. I rarely participate in audio tours, but I really enjoyed this one, both for the music and the spoken stories.
  • The drably titled museum may deter the casual explorer but is the history of the coming together of Australia's wide-ranging spectrum of race and culture presented comprehensively and enchantingly? It is difficult to tell. I visited the museum for the Love event.
  • Good place for historians interested in life of people with immigration background. Nothing much spectacular like other museums in Melbourne. Definitely not enjoyable for kids younger than high school. Enthusiastic readers can really find great deals about human emotions and reason why people migrate and how Australia culture was built up. It definitely a must visit for people with reading habits and don't mind too much academy.
  • Super detailed and interesting historical description of Australia's migrant past. I highly appreciated the discussion it prompted about identity and what it means to be someone in a globalizing world. A must visit for those interested in expanding their social horizons.

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