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Migration Museum, Adelaide

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Migration Museum, Adelaide

The Migration Museum is a social history museum that focuses on the immigration and settlement history of South Australia. The museum aims to promote cultural diversity and multiculturalism.

The museum opened in 1986 and is located near the State Library of South Australia, the South Australian Museum, and the University of Adelaide.

The museum is housed in a complex of early colonial bluestone buildings set around a courtyard, including the city’s former destitute asylum from 1850–1918.

Prior to the museum, the site was the location of the “Native School”, which aimed to educate Australian aboriginal children.

Highlights of the Migration Museum, Adelaide

  • Colonel Light’s surveying chain
  • Charles Sturt’s paintbox
  • ‘White Australia’ Exhibits
  • Migration Pathways exhibition – highlights  the personal stories of people who arrived in South Australia
  • Immigration Initiatives exhibit – includes
    • the ‘White Australia’ policy
    • juvenile migration schemes
    • displaced persons migrating post Second World War
    • British migration schemes
    • Migrant hostels
  • The History of the Migration Museum site
  • The Impact on Australian Aboriginal people

Migration Museum, Adelaide

  • Name:              Migration Museum, Adelaide
  • City:                 Adelaide
  • State:               South Australia
  • Country:          Australia
  • Established:     1986
  • Type:               Social history museum
  • Location:         82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide

Migration Museum, Adelaide – Map

Migration Museum, Adelaide – Virtual Tour

Migration Museum, Adelaide – Virtual Tour

Migration Museum, Adelaide – Virtual Tour

A Virtual Tour of Indigenous Aboriginal Art And Artifacts

Migration Museum, Adelaide

Migration Museum, Adelaide

A Tour of Museums  in Australia

Migration Museum, Adelaide

Building a new life in South Australia

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“A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head.”
– Renzo Piano

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Photo Credit: By Bahudhara (Own work Original filename = DSC13490) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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