The Immigration Museum was established in 1998 in Melbourne’s Old Customs House. In the early days of Melbourne, Customs officers controlled migration to Victoria and in that respect, the building has a long association with Victorian Immigration. Apart from the Aborigines, the rest of the Australian population are either first generation migrants or descendants of migrants. That explains the popularity of the museum among the general public. There is always something visitors can relate, learn or experience at the museum.
The Museum has a discovery centre, community gallery and hosts a wide range of educational programs, exhibitions and community festivals. This offers an excellent learning experience about Australia’s Immigration history as the stories are presented in simple yet factually correct manner using audio visual presentation, object and image based displays and real life like displays.
The migration experience of people being the main focus, the nearly 7000 exhibits document a near complete story of the birth of Modern Victoria and on a broader scale Australia.
Address: 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
Opening Hours: 10am to 5pm 7 days a week. Closed on Christmas day and Good Friday
Facilities: Café, Lockers, Public toilet, Shop
Entry Fee: There is an entry fee. Please visit the Museum Website for details
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