Immigration MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-399272700
- Ticket Price: 14 AUD
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Educational Site, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
Immigration Museum - Review
Hosting exhibitions and educational programmes in addition to it’s function of keeping a record of Australia’s immigration history, the museum beautifully displays the personal stories of various immigrants. It carefully studies the influx, the time of the influx and the way the colony slowly developed into a nation. A fascinating part of the museum is the Interview Room, where visitors are encouraged to act as immigration officers interviewing potential immigrants from the 20’s, 50’s and the 90’s. Another curiosity is the Faith, Fashion and Fusion exhibit that explores the dressing habits of Muslim women in Australia. If you’re even the slightest bit of a history buff, this place is a treasure trove. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Melbourne Itinerary 6 Days.
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Immigration Museum Information
- Don’t bother with the cafe here.
- Might not be the most exciting place to take your kids.
- Wheelchair access available.
- Online ticket booking is available.
Immigration Museum Ticket Prices
- Child up to 16 years of age: free entry
- Temporary exhibitions have separate tickets
How To reach Immigration Museum by Public Transport
- Trams on Flinder’s Street
- Free City Circle Tram to cnr Flinders Street & Market Street. Tram 48, 55, 70 or 75 to cnr Flinders Street & Market Street
- Train to Flinders St or Spencer St Stations
- Stop #11 of the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle
Restaurants Near Immigration Museum
- Pure South
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95% of people who visit Melbourne include Immigration Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
43.19% of people start their Immigration Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Immigration Museum
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Immigration Museum, Melbourne Reviews
Visit the place.. Nothing to add. Really insightful, during my visit there was a special show about Gandhi which taught a lot. Even just the permanent part about immigration, integration, and growth is amazing.. Gives us world inhabitants a lot to think about.
Wow! Finally a museum that understands that space and word economy are key elements of effective communication. I absolutely loved the Gandhi exhibit - spacious, interactive and chronological, like a well crafted story. I felt like I could access Gandhi the man turned Mahatma. The exhibit on identity was also very well done and provocative (in the best way possible) with the questions posed to visitors throughout. By interweaving well-posed questions and shared stories, visitors of the exhibit are prompted to consider, even briefly, that not only do they carry a story, but to consider the strands from which they continue to weave their own story and identity. On top of all of that, the welcome I received from the Aboriginal staff member at the front desk when I arrived, was the warmest I have ever received, period. I shall treasure this experience.
A GREAT WAY TO LEARN HOW MIGRATION MADE AUSTRALIA The museum is located within the old customs building next to the river. Covering two levels, it has a good range of artefacts and resources telling the diverse stories of the many millions of migrants who came to Australia since colonisation. There are often special themes / exhibitions running. At the time of posting, it is running a Mahatma Gandhi exhibition. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable. The building itself is quite imposing, being a good example of the obvious wealth that was flowing through early Melbourne. The museum is open from 10 - 5 pm Monday to Friday. There is a set of stairs at the front entrance which would be challenging for people with mobility issues but there is a ramp on the Market St side of the complex. There are wheelchair accessible toilets and a lift between floors. The free city circle tram passes by the museum and its also just a short walk from Flinders Street Railway Station
Gandhi exhibition is a great setup, amazing interactive , thanks the museum give me a lot of information that I hardly get from somewhere. Keep a great job guys
A $15 entrance fee was worth the visit. India's father and most revered leader Gandhiji's exhibits intrigued the patriotism in all visitors. One could educate themselves of Australia's varied culture caused over a period of time due to Immigrants. An informative centre to know what made Australia.