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Migration Museum

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Address: 82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8207 7570
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Established in 1986 and built on the site of the former Adelaide Destitute...

Established in 1986 and built on the site of the former Adelaide Destitute Asylum, the Migration Museum was the first museum dedicated to the social history of migration in Australia. The Museum works towards the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of South Australia’s diverse cultures. It is a place to discover the many identities of the people of South Australia through the stories of individuals and communities. Its nine galleries, which include permanent and changing displays, trace the history and culture of Aboriginal peoples in Australia prior to colonisation, the history and impact of immigration from the nineteenth century onward, as well as the history of the site. The Museum is just a short walk down Kintore Avenue from North Terrace and is easily accessible by public transport. All of the Museum's galleries have disabled access. Entry to the Museum is free, with an optional gold coin donation. Tour groups are welcome but must book in advance. Members of the public can book a guided tour of the Migration Museum with a minimum of ten people per booking and a cost of $10 per person, concession rate $5 per person.

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Now i know about the migration history especially in South Australia. It's a beautiful place to visit, so close from State library of South Australia. And also close from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Now i know about the migration history especially in South Australia. It's a beautiful place to visit, so close from State library of South Australia. And also close from the transportation.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this visit - most interesting displays and buildings, which had been an asylum for young girls. It brought home how racist and misogynistic Australian law and attitudes had been and how recently it is that changes have begun. For young and middle-aged women these days, who know no different from how it is for them, it can be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The history at this museum is so interesting give it plenty of time and read what we did not so long ago. I found plenty to absorb which was of interest to me even though I had visited 8 years ago. I would recommend it to all. Its our history

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little disappointed in that given the number of people who came here over 2 centuries, the displays were minimal and it took very little time to get through it.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Migration museum in Adelaide, despite being just off one of the main city terraces, remains a little known and visited gem in the city. Clever layouts and a thoughtful design coupled with some really wonderful historical items make the Migration Museum a must visit for tourists and locals alike

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this review

Thankyou RD for your very kind review and for visiting us :-) More 

Greater Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must if the traveller is interested in the history of South Australia. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time at this venue.

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this review

Thankyou Jinxie for your visit and kind review :-) More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits are well laid out, the quality, variety and the descriptions excellent. Very interesting to see the history of the area from the beginning to the "£10 pom" era.

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this review

Thankyou House for your visit and kind review :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adelaide is fortunate to still have the buildings that house the Migration Museum. The museum itself is well presented and contains interesting and unusual pieces of SA's history right back to the beginning of British and German settlement, The buildings themselves were once the Destitute Asylum so there is a sad albeit interesting history to discover here. The staff are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was free and well worth a visit with families. It shows why and how people arrived in Australia. The early range of people to visit Australia at different stages. We both learnt new facts about our country.

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this review

Thankyou Adrienne for your kind review and for visiting :-) More 

Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

It was very interesting to learn about the way the immigration was planned for the colony, and how it changed over time. The personal stories of migrants were fascinating, and it was touching to learn about the struggles and hazards they were prepared to go through to make a new home on the other side of the world.

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this review

Thankyou Random for your visit and kind review :-) More 

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