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Online Special event

National Simultaneous Storytime

Join us for a free online reading of Josh Pyke and Ronojoy Ghosh’s new book Family Tree.

Abbey Rich screen printing onto fabric

Screen Printing Workshop with Abbey Rich

Learn how to screen print with artist Abbey Rich in this special workshop exclusive for Museum Members. Create your own designs and upcycle pre-loved clothes or make new creations by printing onto fabrics, totes or tea towels.

Large ship

When Merdeka Came to Australia

This pop-up exhibition tells the story of the inspired beginning of the Indonesia-Australia relationship as neighbours whose futures are closely bound to each other.


Becoming You: An incomplete guide

Exploring the unpredictable process of leaving childhood and becoming an adult.

Older woman smiling holding a red paint pot and brush.

Being Mirka

Explores the many wonderful facets of Melbourne’s cultural icon Mirka Mora through precious objects from the Museum’s Mirka Mora collection.

Students on stage performing ‘She’ll Be Right’. Still from the film Acts of Translation, 2018

Forget the Stereotypes

Presents the moving experiences of contemporary international students in Melbourne through an evocative filmic experience.

Woman with her face painted

Atong Atem: To Be Real

A new series of large-scale photographic works by award-winning artist Atong Atem.

Illustration of hands reaching for books amongst tree branches

Stories of me, Stories of us

Families can explore and discover the Immigration Museum with our self-guided activity booklet.

illustration of motifs inspired by Mirka Mora's artwork

Mirka Magic

Explore the many elements that make up your identity with a self-guided activity inspired by the life and works of Mirka Mora.

visitors viewing the Identity exhibition

Identity: yours, mine, ours

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

Exhibition display

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.

Exhibition showcase

Customs Gallery

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


The Unending Absence

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

Tribute Garden

Tribute Garden

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

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