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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.

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People seat listening to a speaker

Forum on Workers’ Rights

Understand the Australian work legislation and our labour market. In partnership with Nomit Inc.

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A painting of the ship named the 'Warley', by Robert Salmon, 1801, National Maritime Museum

Did they swim? Passengers into Victoria

Tips and tricks for finding your ancestor's arrival.

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Stories from Detention: The Story Tellers

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

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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.

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View looking out to sea from a mountain side.

Our Odyssey

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

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Art displayed on a plaza

Abi-tanti. The migrating multitude

The Castello di Rivoli brings the acclaimed program, the Abi-Tanti to Melbourne as part of the ISV Arts Learning Festival 2017.

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visitors viewing the Identity exhibition

Identity: yours, mine, ours

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

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A group of Cambodian dancers posing together

Cambodians in Victoria

Celebrate 40 years of Cambodian culture

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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?

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Visitors speaking with a CSO officer

Highlights Tour

Take a journey through Immigration Museum and uncover stories of migration to Australia.

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Visitors in a museum

Discovery Centre

A place to relax, talk to helpful staff, and research family and migration history.

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Exhibition display

Immigrant Stories and Timeline

Immigration is about us all - those who were here and those who came.

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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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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.

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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.

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Exhibition showcase

Customs Gallery

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

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Hazel Edwards on creativity – keynote address

Hazel Edwards delivers the keynote address on creativity as being the fun and skills of putting together unexpected ideas.