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Migration Museum

82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8207 7570
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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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82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

This museum is located close to the State Library and the South Australian Museum in central area of the city. It's a social history of migration in southern Australia. Interestingly it occupies a building that was formerly known as the 'Native School' where Aboriginal children...More

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thankyou, VW, for your visit and generous review :-)

Reviewed 18 May 2017

An excellent Museum showing the pretty grim experience had by many of the migrants in the 50's and 60's.

Thank CS2012-01
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thankyou, CS, for your visit and generous review, we're really happy you enjoyed your time with us :-)

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Serbian Ukrainian Turkish and Hungarian food and exhibition Selection of food depending on the day Staff very friendly. Exhibition was really interesting so much history and great migrant stories

Thank Anne B
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thankyou, Anne, for your visit and kind review. Why not check out our current forum exhibition co-curated with Syrian young people?

Reviewed 6 May 2017

A very small museum. Very little to no new information about the emigrants to South Australia if you ask me.

Thank chris8877Sydney
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thankyou, Chris, for your visit and honest review. We're sorry you were disappointed by your experience - next time you're in Adelaide, please let us give you a guided tour of our galleries. Best wishes.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Migration Museum is a free entry, donation only attraction. Although small, it is incredibly informative and well worth a visit. It is easy walking distance from the town centre. highly recommended.

Thank SaraJWorcester
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thankyou, Sara, for your visit and generous review, we're glad you enjoyed your time at our little museum :-)

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Worth a visit as it starts to tell the story of modern Australia, It is a big story and only so much can be fitted in. There is a good balance with the traditional peoples who also have a story and strong place in how...More

Thank Mike M
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Dear Mike, thankyou for your visit and generous review. We too would love to expand, but are somewhat constrained by our historic Destitute Asylum site - maybe one day!

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Very easy to find central to city and other Museum. Very nicely presented with current migration going back to the early settler story. Good film about the settlement of South Australia too

Thank Janda48
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thankyou Janda for your visit and very generous review :-)

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We had a bit of time to kill and ventured into this small museum. It really is well organized and presented. There were very few people there. It is interesting to see how Australia has changed over the years. They don't shy from the good,...More

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thankyou, LJ, for your visit and kind review :-) We're glad you enjoyed our little museum.

Reviewed 8 April 2017

An excellent place to visit and it provides some wonderful slices of life through the centuries and through cultures.

Thank Margar550
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thankyou, M, for your visit and kind review :-)

Reviewed 7 April 2017

I was underwhelmed at the Migration museum. I am interested in migration to Adeide because of my family history. No informative staff on hand , one section roped off and except forr the small colonial display, not much to see in a large building. Adelaide...More

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thankyou, Carole, for your visit and thoughtful review. We're very sorry you feel you weren't properly assisted on your visit. It sounds from your description that you weren't able to see all of our galleries, which cover migration to SA from the earliest days to...More

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