Migration Museum Tours
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Telling the stories of the migrants who came from all over the world to make South Australia their home, the Migration Museum provides fascinating insight into Adelaide’s rich history and cultural heritage. With respect for the indigenous people of this region, the museum also illustrates the impact of immigration on native Australians.
Explore the Migration Museum on a self-guided tour, or join one of the guided tours or city walking tours that visit the museum. Highlights include exhibitions on “Leaving Britain and Establishing South Australia,” “Immigration in the 20th century,” and “21st Century Migration,” as well as a display devoted to “Pre-European Australia” and the effects that immigration has had on indigenous people.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Entrance to the museum is free, but there is sometimes a charge for special events and temporary exhibitions.
- The museum is suitable for all ages, and children will enjoy the “Discovery Drawers” found throughout the exhibits.
- The museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users, and wheelchairs are available to rent.
How to Get There
The Migration Museum is located on Kintore Avenue in downtown Adelaide, just behind the State Library. It’s a short walk to the museum from the main shopping boulevard of Rundle Mall, and buses 241, 248, and 99C stop right outside the museum.
When to Get There
The museum is open daily, year-round. The quietest time to visit is on a weekday morning. Guided museum tours are offered on weekends only.
History of the Migration Museum
The museum is housed in buildings that once belonged to Adelaide’s Destitute Asylum, which provided government welfare to children and expectant mothers from 1878 until the early 20th century. The exhibition “In this Place” tells the story of the former inhabitants, including 1,678 babies who were born in its rooms.
Address: 82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Migration Museum
This leisurely small-group walking tour explores the North Terrace area of Adelaide. Filled with cultural institutions and other public buildings, this mile-long avenue also boasts many historical buildings, including an 1838 church, the colonial-era Ayers House, and the Adelaide Casino in a restored 1920s railway station. Tour highlights include Parliament House, Adelaide University, the War Memorial, and more.
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Save money and travel at your own pace at whatever time you’d like on this self-guided audio tour of Adelaide. It’s simply a matter of downloading an mp3 audio guide with a map of the area of your tour. Each point on the audio tour—from markets to beaches, churches, and museums—can be completed at your leisure.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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