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The Immigration History of Australia is housed in one of Melbourne's finest 19th Century Buildings, The Customs House.
It is conveniently situated just a short stroll from Flinders Street Station and central to more of Melbourne's wonderful city attractions.
As well as displaying an historical documentation of immigration, the museum also on accession will host exhibitions and provides excellent educational programs.
Enjoy an interactive and nostalgic display celebrating Victoria's Multicultural History.
From the early Wild Colonial Days of the 1800's through to this present day, migration to Australia is covered in a way that will educate and entertain at the same time.
The Australia Immigration History Museum is divided into several Permanent Exhibitions and Special, Educational and Specific Displays.
The story of Customs House is brought to life using contemporary displays, memorabilia, moving images and interractive Computer Screens.
An Important part of Australian Immigration History is how Customs Officers...
The Journey to a New Country, how Immigrants arrived, has seriously changed throughout the passing years.
In the early days their journey was a perilous sea voyage, this sometimes lasted up to 3 months.
The stories of their hardships on the sea will enlighten you as to how tough their Spirit was.In this day and age a journey can be up to 24 hours and this done by Air ... much more comfortable and more affordable.
Here in the Long Room you will find a 17 metre Replica Ship.
Experience what it could have been like on your way to a New Life, New Land and New Beginning."
In this section the Historical Aspect of settling into a New Country is expanded.
How Immigrants retained their Culture and Way of Life comes to life.
There have been issues to consider such as...
Each Story is Unique, some found it very difficult and others were able to assimilate really well.
Here we are able to explore...
Explore the Australia Immigration History Time Line that highlights key events in the History of Immigration.
This can be a very Emotional Study as some people have migrated to Australia for various reasons such as...
Others have followed their urges to see the world, lured by a sense of Adventure...
Memorabilia brought by these immigrants is displayed here for all to experience a trip back in time.
Cherished Articles etc that were brought from the Immigrant's Mother Country.
Small reminders of where these very Brave People had come from.
This Section of Australian Immigration History documents the Immigration
Policies that have made Victoria and Australia what it is today.
Australia's National Identity has been shaped since the 1800's. More than 9 Million people have migrated to Australia since 1788.
A very Dramatic and Confronting Exhibition using Images and Historical Objects.
Early Malteze Immigrants Arrive
In Port Phillip Bay 1940's
Computer Interactive Screens and Personal Stories and the Impact that These Policies had on the resulting Cultural Diversity, here in Victoria, is extensively explored.
There are 4 Timeframes that outline the main threads in Australia's Immigration Policy
Formally known as Railway Pier, Station Pier is one of Australia's Longest operating passenger piers. Victoria's Post War Immigrants arrived here to start their new life.
Tribute Garden at The Australia Immigration History Museum pays tribute to all the brave Immigrants that have shaped this nation.
Over 7000 who have made this journey are acknowledged in this Public Artwork.
Over 90 Countries from the 1800's to this present day are displayed here.
An extra display pays tribute to the Aboriginal heritage of this area.
The Names of Languages and Dialects spoken by this Region's Aboriginal Communities, the People of the Kulin Nation and Traditional Owners of the Land, are also recorded here.
The Australia Immigration History Museum is located in the Melbourne CBD.
For detailed Directions if you are driving into the City then just click onto the Google map below and follow directions to plan your route, please take note that there is no parking at the Museum so...
Public Transport could be your better option. You have some great choices with either Trains, Trams and Buses or a combination.
Some of these are free to use within the City Center.
Australia Immigration History seen at the Immigration Museum is a great way of showing your Family how The Australian Identity has been formed.
A great way of instilling tolerance towards others by explaining the differences between the Cultures.
Education can be fun and this is a great way of showing that History does not need to be a Boring Study
Visit the official Melbourne Museum website for more detailed information
The Immigration Museum is open Daily from - 10:00am to 5:00pm
And is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.