Located in the Old Customs House, the Immigration Museum explores stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Victoria from the 1800s through to the present day.
Stories are brought to life through moving images, computer interactives, voices, memories and belongings.
The result is an entertaining experience that engages the senses.
Celebrating Victorian communities
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 Herald Sun Digital Edition: NAME CHANGE FOR MUSEUM? | July 2019
Melbourne's Immigration Museum could be renamed and have a new focus as part of a review of the Flinders St building's operations.
Museums Victoria bosses confirmed a "process of reimagining'' the museum had begun with changes likely.
Spokeswoman Anna Quinn said the Immigration Museum had celebrated Victoria's multicultural communities for more than 20 years.
A new name has yet to be chosen but the Museum of Shared Humanity is believed to be one possible choice.
The Immigration Museum opened in 1998 in the restored Old Customs House to celebrate our multicultural and migrant heritage.
Admission: Adult $15, children and concession FREE.
10.00am to 5.00pm daily
(closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Trams: Trams operate along Flinders Street and also along Market Street.
Train: Flinders Street Station and Southern Station are close to the museum.
❊ What's On ❊
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 400 Flinders St Melbourne | Map
✆ +61 (3) 9927 2700
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Immigration Museum
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Melbourne Museum
→ World Refugee Day 2019
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