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Migration Museum, Adelaide

The Migration Museum works towards the preservation, understanding and celebration of South Australia’s diverse cultures.

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Migration Museum, Adelaide

The Migration Museum works towards the preservation, understanding and celebration of South Australia’s diverse cultures.

Our Places

Migration Museum, Adelaide

The Migration Museum works towards the preservation, understanding and celebration of South Australia’s diverse cultures.

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It is a place to discover the many identities of the people of South Australia through the stories of individuals and communities. On display is an amazing array of different human cultures, religions and identity that Adelaide has played host to over the years.

The Migration Museum tells stories of South Australians and celebrates cultural diversity.

We research, collect and share the state’s history through exhibitions, education programs, and community and digital engagement.

Migration Museum: Vision

Migration Museum Director Mandy Paul – Curator and Historian

Mandy Paul started as a curator with the History Trust of South Australia in 2005 and has been Director of the Migration Museum since 2016.

She is responsible for the Migration Museum’s people, site, interpretation and strategic direction. Mandy is also responsible for research and collections across the History Trust.

Mandy has worked as an historian and curator for over two decades. Her particular areas of interest include the history of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal relations and relationships to land in South and Central Australia, and the social and migration history of South Australia.

Mandy Paul

History and Settlement

The Museum offers a look into Australia’s immigration history. In the beginning, immigrants from England set out for free settlement in the southern parts of the new country. Eventually, however, more and more people from Europe came to Australia on boats with their families.

The Migration Museum has many artefacts from these newcomers that show how they settled into Australian life. This includes items like toys, children’s clothes, and old passports.

One of the most interesting exhibits shows photographs of migrants as they arrived in Adelaide. These images show the newcomers’ hopes and dreams for the new life they hoped to build in Australia. The Migration Museum tells these stories through individual works and powerful exhibitions and artefacts from the communities that make up the tapestry Adelaide.

Explore the stories within the fascinating Migration Museum

Visiting the Migration Museum

The museum is conveniently at 82 Kintore Avenue in the heart of Adelaide’s vibrant North Terrace next to the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia. It’s the ideal place to meet up with friends and family during the day.

The Migration Museum is open from 10 am until 5 pm every day, with extended hours during the school holidays.

There’s free guided tours that offer a wealth of fantastic information from the knowledgeable staff, available at 3pm on Sundays. You can catch a range of exhibitions from around the country and with so many communities and cultures represented, you’re bound to run into some kind of colourful cultural festival.

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