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Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World.

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks

Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks is a suite of exhibitions and experiences exploring the art of tattoo, alongside themes of identity, self-expression, culture and community.

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Crowd enjoying a concert at the Immigration Museum.


Multi-generational, multidisciplinary arts festival celebrating cultural diversity and new ways of belonging.

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Tatau: Marks of Polynesia
Final days

Tatau: Marks of Polynesia

Through photographs viewers can appreciate the sheer beauty of Samoan tattoos

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Choir on stage

Pasefika Vitoria Choir Performance

Sing out Tatau: Marks of Polynesia with a special performance from the Pasefika Vitoria Choir

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Three women smiling at the camera.

Sharing Space

How do we share space, share words and share positions in an increasingly divided and divisive world?

Row of books on a shelf

Banned Books Week display

Find out why books have been banned, in Customs House – where contraband was held for decades.

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Blue Black Beatz

Blue Black Beatz

Blue Black Beats returns to Immigration Museum for its second year.

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Photo of a hand with temporary tattoos on it.

School holiday activities

Get inked up these school holidays.

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visitors viewing the Identity exhibition

Identity: yours, mine, ours

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

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Immigrant Stories and Timeline

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

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?

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.

Three older people talking together, one man, and two women.

Getting Started with Family History Research

Take a fresh look at family history research with a range of experts during the Victorian Seniors Festival.

Woman and child from ELF Karen Play and Learning Group from Berry Street reading the book 'I Want To Go To The Museum'


Multilingual story time for children and their adults, each month featuring a different language and theme.

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Customs Gallery

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

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.

Tribute Garden

Tribute Garden

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

Paul Stillen, Annie, 2019

Documenting the Body: Curated by Stanislava Pinchuk

What stories do our bodies tell?

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Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World.

Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World

This ground breaking photographic exhibition explores the rich history of traditional Japanese tattoo culture and its influence on modern tattoo practice.

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The Unending Absence

An audio series imagines the world of migration from an alternative point of view.

Photo of a hand with temporary tattoos on it.

Map Your Body & Make Your Mark

Explore your identity with tattoo inspired activities.

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Two men and two women looking in a shop window

Online resources and tools

Delve deeper into Victoria's immigration history.  Use these websites for personal research or in your classroom.