As soon as we entered the museum, the staff immediately greeted us with a smile and started a short conversation with us, which made us feel very welcome, especially when they saw my husband walking on crutches. There are three floors in this place. You can take the stairs or take the elevator. If you want to buy books about Australia, there is also a cafe and bookstore. The tattoo exhibition is very interesting and eye-opening, showing human-sized tattoo photos of Samoans and Japanese. The third floor is all about immigrants, where they come from, their names, their looks, what they say, what they wear and eat, etc. very funny. But I believe that the museum can provide more information to let people understand the diversity of people who came to this country many years ago and how the country has developed since then.
Australia does a good job of describing the past and how they have changed over time. This museum tells the different stages that this relatively young country has gone through, and the exhibits are deeply moving. I like interactive "interviews", videos about who accepts to enter this country, and different immigrants. Hope I can spend more time to understand, but learned a lot in the short time we were there. I strongly recommend you to better understand this complex country.
The museum is small, but it is not well-known. It has a rich collection of materials and a regular live-action show for visitors, which shows the working tools, clothing and living conditions used by the indigenous people at the time.
I loved the Immigration Museum in Melbourne. The museum does a great job of outlining the migration stories in Victoria’s past, and of bringing them home to the visitor through interactive displays and period recreations. My favourite parts were the interactive interviews with potential immigrants, the recreations of the ships that made the journeys from Europe to Australia, and the real posters that encouraged Brits to move to the other side of the world.
This museum is very moving, emotional and informative! As people travelling here from England, this museum was very close
Are you looking for a museum that explores the interesting social and cultural history of Melbourne? The Immigration Museum is that place. This museum has a mix of information about Melbourne's history, interesting exhibits about the different means by which people immigrated to Australia, as well as interactive areas on modern immigrants and immigration.Entrance fee is $10 and well worth it for an hour or two of exploration. If you're near Fed Square and need something to do, this is a good option.