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Five women from Melbourne’s diverse African communities standing against a wall and smiling
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One Beat One Love African Festival

A festival showcasing contemporary entertainment, discussion, film, fashion and food from the diverse African communities of Melbourne.

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Mahātmā Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi: An Immigrant

Explore the inspirational story of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Woman standing on the side of an unsealed road in the outback, wearing shorts, a t-shirt, sandals and a back-pack. She is sticking her thumb out to indicate she is hitch-hiking.

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.

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Three steamed dumplings on a flat wooden plate with chopsticks resting diagonally across the plate.

The Dim Sim Chronicles

Explore the life and times of Australia's iconic snack, the dim sim, with tastings and talks.

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Young adults from the Indonesian community sitting outdoors smiling, laughing and taking photographs
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Indonesian Film Festival

Join us under the stars for a screening of Galih Dan Ratna (2017) directed by Lucky Kuswandi.

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Black and White photograph of a woman sitting in a small boat

Cuc Lam

We celebrate Cuc Lam’s recent appointment to Mayor of Maribyrnong with a short term exhibition displaying her iconic red suitcase.

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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.

Statue of the Three Wise Monkeys

Three Wise Monkeys

Wise up these school holidays with life lessons from Mahatma Gandhi.

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.

Hand holding a sparkler

Night that changed the world

Celebrate the power of personal transformation with community voices, thought leaders and changemakers, in a night inspired by Gandhi.

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The Unending Absence

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

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.

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Customs Gallery

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