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Celebrate our relationship with contemporary Asia with the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts.

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Stories from Detention

Personal stories from people who have sought asylum in Australia and have been detained by the Australian government under its mandatory detention policy.

Master Yau Wun Wah

Kung Fu Motion

Kung Fu meets cutting edge technology for an evocative video installation.

Detail view of black fabric with pink and gold odd size rectangular shapes

Madame Serini Haute Couture

Celebrate high fashion at the Immigration Museum with a display of five selected works by Madame Serini. 

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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visitors viewing the Identity exhibition

Identity: yours, mine, ours

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

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?

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.

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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.