Immigration Museum, Melbourne
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Immigration Museum in Old Customs House
LocationMelbourne, Australia
Coordinates37°49′09″S 144°57′37″E / 37.8191°S 144.9604°E / -37.8191; 144.9604
TypeCulture museum

The Immigration Museum focuses on Melbourne and Victoria’s immigration history and celebrates the diversity of the community through shared storytelling. Located on Flinders Street in Melbourne, Victoria in the Old Customs House, the heritage building was a reflection of vastly expanded trade and soaring revenue from the goldrush. Customs House was built, between 1855 and 1876, to be one of Melbourne's grand buildings.

The museum's most important space, the Long Room, is a notable piece of Renaissance Revival architecture.

The museum was founded in 1998, and is a division of Museums Victoria, which administers the cultural and scientific collections of the State of Victoria.[1] Its sister museums are Melbourne Museum (including the Royal Exhibition Building) and Scienceworks Museum.

In addition to its work on documenting immigration history, the museum also hosts various travelling exhibitions, and also provides educational programs. The courtyard of the museum is utilised to host community festivals which are an amalgamation of food, music and culture. It contains the Tribute Garden which honours immigrants from more than 90 countries.[2]


  1. ^ Museums Victoria.
  2. ^ "Celebrating Victorian communities". Museums Victoria.