What's on





Pearls scattered over an oyster shell.


Uncover Saltwater Country's natural treasures.

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Making Lustre

Saturday 27 August: join exhibition curator Sarah Yu for an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the process behind putting together Lustre.

Image montage of rowing boat with mountains in the background

From Volcanoes we Sailed

Celebrate the Aeolian community of Victoria.

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Aged photo of families standing outside a house

Italians in Australia

Hear the stories and research the history of Italians in Australia before 1945.

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Two men and a woman (a son with his mother and father) standing in front of a white railing. To the left of the picture is a life preserver ring with the words “London / Esperance Bay” printed on it.

A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

Contribute a snapshot of your own immigration story in this interactive activity for all ages.

Blue print


A story about building a new life in a new country.

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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?

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.

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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Immigrant Stories and Timeline

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

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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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.

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Customs Gallery

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

Blue 3D Print of an ammonite

School holiday activities

Spring school holiday program coming soon. 


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