Open House Melbourne



Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
What's On

Immigration Museum at Old Customs House

Join us during Open House Melbourne on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July for free guided tours, family friendly activities and a site specific sensory installation in the rear courtyard.


11am, 1pm and 3pm 

One of Melbourne’s most important 19th-century public buildings, Old Customs House is arguably ground zero of Melbourne’s colonisation, and has witnessed the complex history of Victoria’s trade, immigration, social attitudes and government. Join us to discover the history of Old Customs House, including its inception, uses and the surprising stories of the people associated with the building.

Museum staff guided tours run for approximately 40 minutes in groups of 20. Get in early to secure your spot.

Urban Tactility


Visit Urban Tactility in the rear courtyard—an installation and program exploring the sensory city, design and disability, inclusivity and access. 

Sensory City Tour

Along with the Urban Tactility Tours, Open House, OoPLA and Vision Australia are hosting a series of sensory city tours which will contemplate the sensory qualities of our city.

Stay tuned for more information.

Free Family Activity


Create your own mini museum inside the historic walls of Old Customs House. What would your museum be about? What would you put on display?