Migration Museum, Adelaide

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Learn about European immigration and settlement of South Australia at Migration Museum, a social history museum located in what was once the city’s destitute asylum. Between 1850 and 1918 the building housed deserted and destitute men, women, and children, but today maintains both permanent and rotating exhibitions. Featuring nine modern galleries, the museum showcases the history and culture of native peoples before European colonization, as well as the impact immigration had on the country starting with the 19th century. The oldest museum of its kind in Australia, this site aims to promote multiculturalism and tolerance through the preservation and understanding of South Australia’s diverse cultures. Our Adelaide online trip itinerary maker makes visiting Migration Museum and other Adelaide attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The Migration Museum is a social history museum tracing the developmemt of South Australia from the colonial era. It was the first such museum in Australia. The history of South Australia is traced.....  more
    The Migration Museum is a social history museum tracing the developmemt of South Australia from the colonial era. It was the first such museum in Australia. The history of South Australia is traced.....  more »
  • I was keen to visit the Migration Museum as have an interest in the topic. I was hoping to chat with staff on details but this did not happen. The physical museum space if really good, looks like a... 
    I was keen to visit the Migration Museum as have an interest in the topic. I was hoping to chat with staff on details but this did not happen. The physical museum space if really good, looks like a...  more »
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  • Interesting and informative displays and media that are housed in some of Adelaide's beautiful and historic buildings. Well worth the visit to understand Australia's important historical path and where we might be headed. Thankyou .
  • I had a big expectation, but turned out to be a low-level, very depressive, far from logical exhibition, with bad design (you can't read them properly,plus it's stuck in the 70s design). It's rather a "migration" museum, because immigration museum should represent, how the many different nations' cultures affect and make richer, diverse and complex the Australian culture, not only when and where they were coming from. I feel sorry about it, as it should be such an important museum, where people of all ages and nations can find excellent, mindblowing inspirations. But not. It's time to 'immigrate' a new design, management, concept, and 21st century design.

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