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Immigration Museum
Immigration Museum

Immigration Museum

Mon-Sun 10am-5pm
400 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

The basics

Explore the museum independently on a self-guided tour. In addition to an ever-changing program of temporary exhibitions, the Immigration Museum features several permanent collections. Highlights include the Identity exhibit, which explores how cultural heritage affects self-perception, and the Immigrant Stories section, which reveals the journeys of immigrants from across the globe. The Immigration Museum is a stop on the routes of most Melbourne hop-on hop-off bus tours, which allow you to create your own sightseeing itinerary.

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Things to know before you go

  • The Immigration Museum is a must-visit for history buffs and those wanting to trace their family history.
  • The museum is stroller- and wheelchair-accessible; mobility scooters are available to hire for free at reception.
  • There is a gift shop and a cafe inside the museum.
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How to get there

The Immigration Museum is open year-round with closures on Good Friday and Christmas Day. It is recommended to put aside around two hours to fully explore the exhibitions.

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When to get there

The museum is easy to access via public transportation. You can take the free City Circle Tram to the Flinders Street & Market Street stop, or the paid #48, #55, #70, or #75 tram to the same stop. The museum is also close to a bicycle route along the William Street river, making it easy to access by bike.

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Riverside Delights

Melbourne’s Immigration Museum boasts a prime location near the banks of the Yarra River. After visiting the museum, embark on a walk along the riverside promenade and stop at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, home to thousands of marine creatures; the Eureka Skydeck, for the best views of the city; and Federation Square, hailed as the city’s major creative hub.

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