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Migration Museum

82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8207 7570
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Established in 1986 and built on the site of the former Adelaide Destitute Asylum, the Migration Museum was the first museum dedicated to the social history of migration in Australia. The Museum works towards the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of South Australia’s diverse cultures. It is a place to discover the many identities of the people of South Australia through the stories of individuals and communities. Its nine galleries, which include permanent and changing displays, trace the history and culture of Aboriginal peoples in Australia prior to colonisation, the history and impact of immigration from the nineteenth century onward, as well as the history of the site. The Museum is just a short walk down Kintore Avenue from North Terrace and is easily accessible by public transport. All of the Museum's galleries have disabled access. Entry to the Museum is free, with an optional gold coin donation. Tour groups are welcome but must book in advance. Members of the public can book a guided tour of the Migration Museum with a minimum of ten people per booking and a cost of $10 per person, concession rate $5 per person.
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82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We found it very interesting and very educational I will suggest anybody who is visiting Adelaide who wants to see a bit of a Heritage visit the site if you've got children so they can see how it was bring them along too

Thank Peter S
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Thankyou for your visit and kind review :-)

Reviewed 8 July 2016

Had a few hours to spare and saw this place on the map was less than a block from where we were. So glad we went. Cost us a gold coin donation entry and was such an up to date experience. It included personal recounts...More

Thank Fiona G
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Thankyou for your visit and kind review, Fiona :-)

Reviewed 29 June 2016

Very limited in its availability of information and rather difficult to view displays because of school visits

Thank chilcottm
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Thankyou for your visit and review. Unfortunately our site is small, being comprised of 19th century buildings, and therefore gallery flow is not always ideal. We are constantly working to improve our galleries and will take your feedback into consideration on this issue. Best wishes

Reviewed 10 June 2016

So interesting and lots of stuff you'd never dream of seeing or knowing. Recommended for adults and kids. All Australians should visit.

Thank Elleron540
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thankyou Elleron for your kind review and for visiting us :-)

Reviewed 1 June 2016

Shopped in the mall all day, plenty of choice and good sales, nice food courts, parking is very easy, but not cheap.

Thank Mixie03
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thankyou for your review.

Reviewed 25 May 2016

A hidden gem of Adelaide. You have to go there and spend an hour or so finding out about our history. You won't be disappointed.

Thank stevemU2954EX
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thankyou, Steve, for visiting and for your kind review :-)

Reviewed 12 May 2016

An interesting concept. I was particularly taken with the largish section about post-WW2 £10 pommies who were the targeted immigrants as Australia started to boom and flourish. There are very interesting displays and videos. Of note too, was the importance of radio for all communications,...More

Thank Mikesee060
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thankyou Mike for your visit and kind review.

Reviewed 7 May 2016

South Australia is built on migration, hence this is a worthy museum for the good folk of South Australia. However, however worth the subject matter, it left me cold.

Thank Mark L
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thankyou, Mark, for your visit and review. We are constantly working to update our galleries and provide interesting and relevant displays - please do email us if you have further feedback.

Reviewed 3 May 2016

The displays in this small and very comprehensive museum are very engaging even if you don't have time to stop and read everything. Of particular interest are the thousands of names of migrants from all around the world that are stamped into the bricks in...More

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Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thanks, TD, for your visit and kind review.

Reviewed 23 April 2016

Really interesting, had some great information on the Migration History of SA and Australia. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank dtaust19405
Migration M, Manager at Migration Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thankyou for your visit and kind review :-)

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