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 Museums
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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- 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.
- Child up to 16 years of age: free entry
- Temporary exhibitions have separate tickets
- 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
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77.09% of people who visit Melbourne include Immigration Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
63.12% of people start their Immigration Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Immigration Museum
78.97% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Immigration Museum
I took my parents there on a Monday morning, and we spent 2.5 hours enjoying the exhibits. We liked how the stories of those immigrants were told, especially the hardships they experienced on their journey to Melbourne. It is a nice museum that you don't want to miss if you are also considering migration.
Victorians come from more than 200 countries, speak 260 languages and dialects and follow 135 religious faiths. Why do people leave their countries of birth to live here? What is their experience in their new country? How do communities adapt to new arrivals? These are the questions that the Immigration Museum poses. Expect a thought-provoking experience filled with stories that are sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always compelling. And somewhere within, you'll find your own story. In 1998, the Immigration Museum opened in the beautifully restored Old Customs House. As the former administrative centre of Melbourne's immigration and customs, it is the perfect home for a museum filled with the real stories of people who have migrated to Victoria. Today, you'll find two floors of exhibition galleries that house temporary and permanent exhibitions. Several times a year in the Festival Courtyard we host joyous community festivals that are alive with food, music and culture. The Immigration Discovery Centre is the perfect place to start your genealogical research, while the Tribute Garden is a beautiful sanctuary that honours immigrants from over 90 countries. The Immigration Museum collaborates with culturally and linguistically diverse communities to explore, document and present stories and experiences of immigration and cultural diversity in Victoria.
Incredible place to visit! They've put a lot of effort into curating this. Really interesting information and exhibits. Not too busy unless you get a school group coming through. Some great interactive pieces. Multiple levels, but elevator if you can't take stairs. Such a beautiful old building. Recommend to visit, especially if you have a concession card and can get in for free.
I'm glad that most people find this museum interesting. The entire museum presents an entirely superficial look Australia's immigration history. While it's quite nice to see an immigration museum at all, i was really quite disappointed in the lack of detail. It really feels like someone put this together from googling Australia's history. Very little information given on specific immigration policies from different periods.
A walk through takes somewhere between 90 minutes and 2 hours. I think I expected a bit more of the stories of immigrants who came here. You get a good gist for how racist the government used to be after about 15 minutes here, so the tour's impact peters off as it rolls on. I mostly wish it went more in depth.