What's on





Portrait of a woman

Stories from Detention

An exhibition that explores personal stories from people who have sought or are seeking, asylum and refuge in Australia.

exhibition Until
Screen shot from nowhere line

Film Screenings

Join us in the theatrette for a screening of short films specially selected by Behind the Wire to compliment the Stories from Detention Exhibition.

Black and white portrait of a woman

Images of Sri Lankan Australians

A photographic display celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Sri Lanka.

John Gulzari

Stories from Detention: The Story Tellers

Meet the people behind the exhibition and speak about their experiences of immigration detention.

activity Until
A hooded man (Luka Lesson) seated, with hands joined

Spoken word poetry workshop

Join Luka Lesson, award-winning spoken word artist, slam poet and author for a 1 hour long workshop.

A hooded man (Luka Lesson) seated, with hands joined

Luka Lesson Live

The Immigration Museum proudly presents renowned spoken word artist, writer and slam poet Luka Lesson.

Woman with glasses and blue head scarf

World Refugee Day

Admission to the Immigration Museum will be free to mark World Refugee Day.

Unwanted Australians: a panel conversation

As part of Refugee Week, SBS Journalist Kristina Kukolja will host a panel conversation discussing issues of migration, settlement and national security.

Inflatable Refugee Global Art Project

Inflatable Refugee Global Art Project

Coinciding with the current migration crisis, the installation is designed to highlight the plight of millions of people around the world seeking asylum.


Meet the Artists Talk

Artists Schellekens and Peleman will discuss their artistic practice and how the Inflatable Refugee became the global art project it is.

In conversation: Schellekens and Peleman and Local Artists

Artists Schellekens and Peleman will share ideas and their practice with local refugee artists.

View looking out to sea from a mountain side.

Our Odyssey

Celebrate the stories and achievements of Melbourne's Ithacan community.

exhibition Until
A young child looking through a handmade toy magnifying glass.

Immigration Adventures

Become an adventurer and embark on a museum expedition to discover amazing stories from Australia's history.

activity Until
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.

Exhibition display

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.

Journeys Gallery in big room

Journeys of a Lifetime

No matter when they arrived, all immigrants are linked by the common experience of a journey.

Exhibition showcase

Customs Gallery

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