Immigration Museum Melbourne

I only appreciate museums if I am passionate about the subject matter on offer and Melbourne’s Immigration Museum is all that. Immigration is a contentious topic in Australia and a visit to this museum puts things in context. The history of migration to Australia is well presented here, and it stands as a timely reminder to all non-indigenous Australians that we are all boat people.

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The permanent displays recreate typical immigration experiences such as the post WWII ship cabin below. You can also partake in a virtual immigration interview, you choose the date. There are online stations that document all the stages and origins of immigrants to Australia that make fascinating reading.  A specialist library and information service is onsite to assist with research into anything immigration related.

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The museum hosts regular guest exhibitions and at the time of my visit the harrowing tale of British child migrants was being told through On Their Own: Britain’s Child Migrants.

Address:400 Flinders Street Melbourne, VIC 3000

Further information is available at the Immigration Museum website.

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