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Becoming You: An incomplete guide

Exploring the unpredictable process of leaving childhood and becoming an adult.

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Portrait of a woman and child

Atong Atem: To be real

As part of PHOTO 2020 International Festival of Photography, award-winning artist Atong Atem has created a new series of large-scale photographic works for the Immigration Museum.

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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.

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Exhibition display

Immigrant Stories and Timeline

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

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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?

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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.

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Exhibition showcase

Customs Gallery

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

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Visitors speaking with a CSO officer

Highlights Tour

Take a journey through Immigration Museum and uncover stories of migration to Australia.

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Visitors in a museum

Discovery Centre

A place to relax, talk to helpful staff, and research family and migration 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.

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Woman and child from ELF Karen Play and Learning Group from Berry Street reading the book 'I Want To Go To The Museum'

Storylands

Multilingual story time for children and their adults, each month featuring a different language and theme.

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The Unending Absence

An audio series imagines the world of migration from an alternative point of view.

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Three woman posed on a sport court

Summer Courtyard

In 2020 our 6th Summer Courtyard plays host to Summer of Dance. Enjoy the warm weather after work and kick back as our beautiful courtyard oasis comes alive with dance!

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External view of a 19th Century building

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We work in active partnership with and for Victoria’s diverse communities to present exhibitions and experiences, and to explore, document and share your stories.