Built on the grounds of the former Destitute Asylum, today’s Migration Museum is a far cry from the 1850’s when scores of homeless and unemployed settlers and their families came to this location seeking assistance during times of difficulty.

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The asylum was eventually closed in 1918 and now houses a wonderful array of interactive displays, family heirlooms, official documents, and everyday objects offering the visitor great insights into the story of immigration to South Australia.

Discover the impact of migration on Indigenous Australians and why they came here, the contribution made by ‘Ten-pound Poms’,  the effect of the White Australia Policy, and how this city has been shaped by Multiculturalism.

We can highly recommend a visit to the museum for locals and visitors alike who wish to gain some understanding of how Adelaide and South Australia came to be what it is today.

The Migration Museum is located at 82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide and is open every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday.  Monday to Friday it is open 10am to 5pm, while on weekends and public holidays it is open 1pm to 5pm. It is located just five minutes from Adelaide’s CBD and is readily accessible to everyone whether coming by car or public transport. Entry is free.

Living each adventure,
Trev and Chris Barre

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Helpful Links:

  • http://migration.historysa.com.au/
  • http://www.southaustralia.com/
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