School holiday activities



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

This summer school holidays, we invite families to enter the realms of children's games and teenage fandom from the British 'youthquake' era and beyond. 

Pick up a suitcase and head outside to play old favourites such as hop scotch and quoits or find our pop-up teen bedroom and belt out a karaoke in homage to the British pop idols from yesteryear and today.

Bring along the whole family, as you'll be sure to learn a thing or two from every generation!

What's on

Summer Games in the Courtyard

Hop, skip and jump through the summer holidays with fun and games. Get back to basics and bring along your friends and family to play indoor and outdoor games from yesteryear and today. Play old favourites such as hopscotch and quoits or challenge your friends and family to a chess tournament. Tackle the lost art of cat's cradle, clapping games, rhymes and riddles or get your body moving with Hula Hoops, skipping ropes and elastics. 

Daily, 10am–5pm
Tickets: included with museum entry

girl playing with a hoop
Test your hula hooping skills
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Photo: Patricia Prudente



Bukjeh is an installation and a series of short performances created with people who have been forced to leave their homes, in response to children's questions about refugees. People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to share their own questions, listen and connect. Find out more

Friday 19–Saturday 21 January 2018, 10am–5pm
Tickets: included with museum entry

A woman in hijab laughs with two adults and a baby, who have their backs to the camera.
Aseel Tayah
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Photo: Deryk McAlpin


You Really Got Me! Bedroom Karaoke

Belt out a karaoke hit from your past or present in homage to the incredible legacy of music idols and pop culture the Brits gave the world, against the backdrop of the quintessential teen bedroom retreat. Find out more

Monday 8–Sunday 28 January 2018, 11am–4pm
Tickets: included with museum entry

A microphone stand with headphones draped over it in the middle of a room that has walls covered with posters.
Join us for bedroom karaoke
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Photo: Maelle Ramsay