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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  • The Immigration Museum is housed in the old Customs Building in Flinders St. The exhibits are always changing and there is always something new to see. When Australia entered World War I, the... 
    The Immigration Museum is housed in the old Customs Building in Flinders St. The exhibits are always changing and there is always something new to see. When Australia entered World War I, the...  more »
  • This is an interesting museum, with much information about immigration in Australia. It cost 15$ to enter. There is plenty of information; text, photographic and video. It spread over several floors.....  more
    This is an interesting museum, with much information about immigration in Australia. It cost 15$ to enter. There is plenty of information; text, photographic and video. It spread over several floors.....  more »
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  • Had a very pleasant experience at the museum yesterday with my 10 other senior friends. The staff were very welcoming with big smiles. Thank you also to the barista at the cafe who served me long black coffee that was extra hot and extra strong, upon my request. I really enjoyed that coffee. The museum visit was really worth it.
  • Interesting experience. Several parts of the Becoming the exhibition were closed or being put together, somewhat breaking up the experience. I found some of the first-person accounts fascinating, and the attempts to get visitor participation by writing personal anecdotes very good. But the form of the displays and presentations required a particular mindset and is not how my mind works - but many visitors appeared well into it. For example, for me, a distinction between kids and adults and the idea of "becoming adult" as a massive transition does not compute - we change all the time, all through our lives. I think previous generations were far more into that mindset "kids and adults are different" My mother, for example always said "learning is what you do at school. Then you grow up and get on with life". No. Learning should be a lifetime job and kids are people too.

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