Architect: Peter Kerr, Lovell Chen Architects
City of Melbourne | C55
Victorians come from more than 200 countries, speak 260 languages and dialects and follow 135 religious faiths. Why do people leave their countries of birth to live here? What is their experience in their new country? How do communities adapt to new arrivals? These are the questions that the Immigration Museum poses. This series of talks and tours presents thought-provoking experiences filled with compelling stories. Somewhere within, you’ll find your own story.
Need to Know
Open: Thursday 3 & Thursday 1 January 10am-5pm
What's Open: Ground Floor, Tribute Garden. Full Museum access to museum via tours
Tour Type: C55
Tour Details: Tours at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, running for 45minutes, in groups of20
Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible
Building Type: Cultural
Facilities: Toilets, Food and beverage available
Special Programming: Kids Activity: Old Customs House – Can you imagine life in early Melbourne? Or as a squatter on a Victorian sheep station in the 1800s? Or as an Indigenous Australian in colonial times? In this workshop you will look at the depictions of settlements and buildings in the Immigration Museum’s Collection, then use them as inspiration to create your own miniature wooden models of colonial housing, from camping grounds to grand manors and soaring skyscrapers.
Year Built: 1830, 1841, 1858, 1998
Transport: Stop 3: Market St on routes 35, 70, 75.
Heritage Listed: Yes
400 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000, VIC