Migration Museum, Adelaide

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Learn about European immigration and settlement of South Australia at Migration Museum, a social history museum located in what was once the city’s destitute asylum. Between 1850 and 1918 the building housed deserted and destitute men, women, and children, but today maintains both permanent and rotating exhibitions. Featuring nine modern galleries, the museum showcases the history and culture of native peoples before European colonization, as well as the impact immigration had on the country starting with the 19th century. The oldest museum of its kind in Australia, this site aims to promote multiculturalism and tolerance through the preservation and understanding of South Australia’s diverse cultures. Our Adelaide online trip itinerary maker makes visiting Migration Museum and other Adelaide attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Australia has a number of museums about immigration and while this one was decent, I also thought it was far from the most compelling.  more »
  • It was easy to understand the history of the atomic bomb experiments and General Australia immigration, Australia has been described and fulfilling despite the free.
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  • Very nice, concise social history museum presenting the story of immigration to Australia and stages of development of the country . Several rooms with displays grouped by subject. Started with a room...  more »
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  • You'll need to really read every bit of information in there to appreciate it. So it turns out that South Australia (and other parts besides Sydney and Tasmania) was the "go to" for migration without looking like a convict. There's also plenty of information on the impact of colonization to the aboriginal society and how that was remedied over time.
  • This museum is a hidden treasure! It is so interesting. May be small in size but the displays are interesting and the staff and volunteers are very knowledgable and only too happy to answer questions. Spent an entire afternoon here...just taking it all in. Highly recommend.
  • It is indeed a very small museum but has lots of information about Adelaide history. What I really liked about it is that it tells you stories of real people from both points of view, invasion and immigration. It was extremely touching and moving to see all the bricks with people names and countries of origins in front of the museum. I will definitely come back and have more careful look at exhibition.
  • We visited today and went on the guided tour which is free as is the entry. A very interesting museum that every South Aussie should visit.
  • all about migration to the new world in southern hemisphere edutainment. I learnt how people going down from Europe to this new territory as free people, plan of the city of adelelaide in those time with beautiful surrounding garden.

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