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Dino Hodge

Save the Date: Marriage Equality

Save The Date explores the experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community reflecting on what marriage equality would mean to them.

Photos from the British Migrants exhibition

British Migrants Opening Weekend

Celebrate the opening of our latest exhibition, British Migrants: Instant Australians?

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Black and white photo of a girl in parade costume
Bilingual Exhibition

From Robe to Chinese Fortunes

A bilingual exhibition exploring the individual stories of early Chinese Australians.

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Family gathered in front of the house

British Migrants: Instant Australians?

Between 1947 and 1981 nearly 1.5 million British people arrived in Australia. All were expected to easily assimilate and become instant Australians. The reality was not so simple.

A microphone stand with headphones draped over it in the middle of a room that has walls covered with posters.

You Really Got Me! Bedroom Karaoke

Belt out a British pop culture karaoke hit from your past or present.

girl playing with a hoop

Courtyard Capers

Hop, skip and jump through the summer holidays with fun and games at the Immigration Museum.

A young child looking through a handmade toy magnifying glass.

Immigration Adventures

Become an adventurer and embark on a museum expedition to discover amazing stories from Australia's history.

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crates of records

Summer Courtyard: A-sides & B-sides

This summer our Courtyard is dedicated to Brit tunes! We've collaborated with the city's most notable record stores for anyone who is interested in record collecting.

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Face of a pug dog with tongue sticking out.

Year of the Dog

Come celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Dog with us.

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A woman in hijab laughs with two adults and a baby, who have their backs to the camera.


What was your life like before this happened? What is it like to have no home?

visitors viewing the Identity exhibition

Identity: yours, mine, ours

An exhibition about identity – who we are and who others think we are.

One of the exhibition spaces at Immigration Museum

Leaving Home

What would it take to make you leave your homeland and travel thousands of miles to another country?

Visitors speaking with a CSO officer

Highlights Tour

Take a journey through Immigration Museum and uncover stories of migration to Australia.

Visitors in a museum

Discovery Centre

A place to relax, talk to helpful staff, and research family and migration history.

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Immigrant Stories and Timeline

Immigration is about us all - those who were here and those who came.

Tribute Garden

Tribute Garden

The Tribute Garden is a public artwork that pays tribute to 7000 people who have made the journey to Victoria.

One of the exhibition spaces in the Immigration Museum

Getting In

More than 9 million people have migrated to Australia since 1788. Countless others have tried and failed.

Journeys Gallery in big room

Journeys of a Lifetime

No matter when they arrived, all immigrants are linked by the common experience of a journey.

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Customs Gallery

The story of Customs House, where officials controlled what – and who – could enter Victoria.