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Italian Museum and Historical Society

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Small but interesting

Small but handsomely presented overview of the history of Italian immigration to Australia and the... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Paul D
Morristown, New Jersey
via mobile
Very well set-up, interesting

Visited this museum without really knowing what to expect. We spent nearly an hour looking at the... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Adelaide, Australia
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4 Jul 2018
“Small but interesting ”
4 Apr 2018
“Very well set-up, interesting”
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199 Faraday Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Lygon Street
+61 3 9349 9000
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Small but handsomely presented overview of the history of Italian immigration to Australia and the Italian community of Melbourne .

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Visited this museum without really knowing what to expect. We spent nearly an hour looking at the displays and videos, which are set up to tell the stories of Italian migrants. It also has a corresponding (written) history of what was happening in Australia and...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Since the 1850's Italians have contributed greatly not only to Melbourne's culture but to Australian life in general and the exhibits in this museum have been well devised and presented. I do not have an Italian background however found the museum extremely interesting and informative....More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The Italians have added much to Australian life. This small museum tells many stories. Many Italians came from out of the way places which had, in technological terms, barely entered the 20th century but they soon adapted to life in Australia. Sport, especially AFL, is...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is an impressive museum that covers an important part of Australia's history - Italian immigration. It is quite small but it is full of interesting facts, memorabilia and other items. We spent at least an hour there. I was particularly impressed with the Chronological...More

Thank Eleanor M
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Came here on a grade 6 school excursion and found it very interesting and extremely educational. All my grandparents, father and many other family members migrated here from Italy....This was an absolute eye opener and I found it very emotional to be there. Especially loved...More

Thank November1979
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Great photos and memorabilia of early italian immigrants to Australia. Went to a book launch here. Venue brilliant.

Thank BettyM16
Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

Small museum that show how and when the Italian people went here in Australia, how the lived and what they did

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Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated
over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the
place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to
the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who
started their day with a local espresso. They are
gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this
Little Italy which has something for everyone.
Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way
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