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Immigration Museum, Melbourne

(4.3/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Among the various things displayed in the galleries in the early immigrants came to this interesting luggage, clothing, etc. This is where having a variety of multimedia materials in the early lives of immigrants can experience exciting indirectly.
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  • Very nice building, central location, easy access. The entry for an adult is 14 dollars (10 euros). In January 2017, 2nd floor (partially busy filming) offers an exhibition on identity (identity, yours, mine, ours") with representations of what defines an individual and his (or her) affiliation community (s); at the first level, there is a pretty moving part entitled "Leaving home" with archival footage on dictatorships, wars, natural disasters or genocide who have pushed people to choose exile and the hope of a better life in Australia, as well as a timeline of immigration policies in the State of Victoria. We then found work in ship-shape (see picture above) with a re-enactment of the bunks and the conditions of travel of the first migrants to the Australia, and milestones in the construction of the country. A small room invites to get candidates for immigration interviews (in fact, we choose a time, a candidate, and we listen to the interview before deciding favourably or not on the immigration application: the notice given by the visitor is often favorable, while the "official" verdict is usually less!...). The ground floor is occupied by the shop, a documentation room and a mini expo temporary (so far, it's the story of immigrants from Cambodia). In the end, a museum that will interest those who are concerned about the history of the country, the issues of nationalism and multi-culturalism, and also situations of racism ordinary as it is observed in Australia or elsewhere...
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  • Immigration Museum. Australia in the multi-ethnic immigration history are on display. Interesting exhibits that recreate the old immigrant ship part. Inside the boat is narrow, there is pressure. I think in this months across the rough sea, feel strong motivation for Australia's old people.
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  • Another fantastic piece of this city and within the wonderful Museum Victoria family. Regular collection is fantastic then they have excellent exhibitions. Building and courtyard fantastic and adds to the feel. Must go.
  • Staff was very firiendly and helpful!! Beautiful place, a lot of history and good information, price is fine, better if you get a combo with a workshop or something. I went to a cocktail one which was pretty fun and night entry to the museum on a Friday. Totally recommend. Plus there was some food/drink stalls at the garden and live music! Great combo experience !!!
  • My most interesting museum in Melbourne and one of the most mind challenging museums ever visited. Definitely worth a visit and kudos to the polite and friendly staff running this wonderful institution.
  • High quality succinct information relating to Melbourne's history with many personal stories and easy to relate to facts.
  • Pretty nice space, the Aotearoa was OK, needed a screen and better PA though.