Virtual tours

Explore Immigration Museum through mini-websites and virtual tours on Google Maps.

 Portrait of a woman in a Melbourne street

Identity: Yours, mine, ours

What does it mean to belong and not belong in Australia? Through personal stories and compelling images, find connections with others and challenge the assumptions we make about each other every day.

Black and white family portrait

Immigrant Stories

Everyone who immigrates has their own unique story to tell. Explore these stories – why they came, where they settled and how they made Victoria their new home.

Leaving Home exhibition in Immigration Museum showing Motivations wall - Family

Leaving Home

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

Showcase displaying passport and stamp at the "Getting In" exhibition

Getting In

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

The Unending Absence

Imagine the world of migration from an alternative point of view. Through a series of audio clips, listen from inside the immigrant experience.

Men Posing With Gold Trophy Outside the Long Tunnel Mine, Walhalla, Victoria, circa 1875.

Immigration to Victoria

What effect did immigration have on Victoria? Take a look, decade by decade, at the changes in population, demographics and the impact this had on Indienous Australians.

Immigration Museum from Flinders Street in afternoon

Customs House

Home of the Immigration Museum, explore the rich history of one of Melbourne's most important 19th century public buildings. 

Journeys to Australia

Immigration is a vital feature of Australia's history and national identity. Celebrate the journeys that changed Australia forever.

Origins

What are your origins? Where have Victorians come from? Why did they come? Origins is based on government census information gathered in Victoria since 1854. 

Extended family standing around suitcase on Station Pier, under a large roofed structure. Two men, two women, two boys and two infant children. There is a large suitcase in the foreground with rugs strapped to the side. Cars are parked in the background.

The journey to Station Pier

Melbourne’s heritage-listed Station Pier was Victoria’s most important arrival point for migrants. Find out why it plays such an important part in Melbourne’s migration history.

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