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Discover the cultures that have helped shape the state and hear the stories of its people at the first Australian museum of its kind.

South Australia has seen a number of waves of migration since European settlement in the 1800s. At the Migration Museum you’ll learn about these migration movements and the cultures that helped to build the state.

The museum has several displays covering a range of topics, including the early days of British settlement in South Australia and the impact of mass migration schemes. Objects and textiles are divided into more than 20 collections, including costumes, fans, school badges, underwear and weaponry.

The collection of original identification documents shows how requirements for migrants has changed over time and across countries. View the memorabilia of the clubs and associations formed by migrants for over a century. As the oldest museum of its kind in Australia, the Migration Museum is at the forefront of research and studies in this area.

Observe cultural differences, and the ways they change over time through genuine cultural artifacts. The Buring pipe collection shows pipes used by smokers throughout Adelaide’s history and how they differ between communities. As you listen to audio exhibits of the stories of many of South Australia’s migrants, you’ll begin to understand the various reasons people move to a new country.

The Dame Roma Mitchell collection exhibits an extensive assortment of traditional costumes. One highlight is a Chinese costume given to Dame Roma’s aunt when she was just a teenager. Historical relics from early Australian settlers shed light on life in Adelaide in the 19th century, with a collection of 1,400 relics dating back to British settlement.

In addition to these permanent collections, there are usually a variety of touring and temporary exhibitions. Guided tours are available for a fee and are a great way to get the most out of your visit.

The Migration Museum is located on the same block as the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia in the North Terrace cultural precinct, a short walk from the city centre. The Adelaide central train terminus is a five-minute walk away. There are paid parking lots nearby, as are bus and tram stops.

The museum is open daily, except Christmas Day and Good Friday, and entry is free. The museum is completely wheelchair accessible.

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InterContinental Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$157 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
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Oval Hotel
Oval Hotel
5 out of 5
King William Road, North Adelaide, SA
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The price is AU$219 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
Located in North Adelaide, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Peter's Cathedral and Adelaide Oval. Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Casino ...
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Oval Hotel
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Eos by SkyCity
5 out of 5
Festival Dr, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$348 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Adelaide Casino and Adelaide Convention Centre. Rundle Mall and ...
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Reviewed on 9 Jun. 2021

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Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide
Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide
3.5 out of 5
125 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$99 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
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InterContinental Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$157 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
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5 out of 5
King William Road, North Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$219 per night from 22 Sep. to 22 Sep.
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5 out of 5
Festival Dr, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$348 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
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Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
4.5 out of 5
104 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$134 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
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Crowne Plaza Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
27 FROME STREET, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$179 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
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Mayfair Hotel
5 out of 5
45 King William Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$215 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
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Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
4.5 out of 5
55 Frome Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$139 per night from 12 Oct. to 12 Oct.
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Oaks Adelaide Embassy Suites
4.5 out of 5
96 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$134 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
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