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Migration Museum

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Address: 82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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+61 8 8207 7570
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Great place to visit. FREEDOM photo exhibition is a must.

We could have stayed there for many hours. It is small but very informative and incredibly important part of our history. The Freedom photo exhibition is excellent. Numerous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2016
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

We could have stayed there for many hours. It is small but very informative and incredibly important part of our history. The Freedom photo exhibition is excellent. Numerous beautiful stories of brave people, of which many had overcome a lot of difficult circumstances. It made me feel very privileged to be and first gen Australian.

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

Thankyou JA for your visit and kind review, we're glad you loved the Freedom exhibition, we think it's amazing :-) More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Very small museum in the heart of the city. A few small rooms going back through the history of migrations coming to Australia to more present day. Lots of information panels sharing stories from people who have made a home in Australia. A few artifacts to look at, a couple video displays and a special nurses display on this visit.... More 

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

Thankyou for your visit and review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

This museum is small but packs a punch. Being British and now living in Brisbane I enjoyed learning more about how the Australian people have evolved through migration. I was humbled and ashamed by some of the stories and at times almost moved to tears. The museum takes ~1hr id say so well worth popping in!

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

Thankyou L for your visit and kind review, we're glad you found our information interesting More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Great overall view of the history of Adelaide. Free entry , donation only . Well worth a couple of hours to walk around . I found the museum quite moving.

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

Thankyou for your visit and kind review, Arlene More 

Dannevirke, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

A very well presented museum. As a first generation NZer it was quite humbling seeing the choices and decisions my parents would have been making some 70 years ago. The stories of many of the migrants put a lot in perspective.

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

Thankyou for your visit and kind review, Bill, we're glad you enjoyed your time here :-) More 

Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

This Museum is a must for anyone interested in how and why people migrated here...in a very forthright manner it covers some of the injustices and the discrimination that occurred in the early days using films, charts and numerous displays.

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

Thankyou, Takarehi, for your visit and kind review. We're glad you enjoyed our historic site and museum. More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Well researched collection of exhibits and displays showing the migration to Australia particularly in the 1950's.

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Interesting old buildings/courtyard. Allows a look into history of Europe, colonialism and it's devastating affect on the indigenous people of Australia and what happened from there

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

Thankyou for your visit and kind review, Neil, we're glad you enjoyed our museum and historic site. More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

I loved this little museum. Full of information, photos and material artefacts, including clothing from a range of migrant groups. A lovely way to spend an hour..

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

Thankyou Lindy for your visit and kind review, we're glad you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

A great exhibit of the history of immigrants to Australia and South Australia. A lot of space given to the exclusionary policies that were in force until fairly recently. A good accounting to just how valuable that the immigrants have been to Australia.

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

Thankyou PDX for your visit and kind review, we're glad you enjoyed your time here. More 

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