Permanent galleries

Browse through some of the permanent exhibitions showing at the Migration Museum.

In this place: a history of the Migration Museum site

Permanent exhibition
Take a look at what happened on this site, between the late 1830s and the 1970s. Explore our interactives to discover what life was like for South Australia’s poor in the nineteenth century. View this event »


Permanent exhibition
A poignant depiction of South Australia’s history from an Aboriginal perspective, created by artist Darryl Pfitzner Milika in 2004. View this event »

Leaving Britain & Establishing South Australia

Permanent exhibition
Learn about the foundation of South Australia as a British colony, what it was like for the early settlers to leave home and what they brought with them.  View this event »

Immigration in the Twentieth Century

Permanent exhibition
Learn about the rapid changes in South Australia, and Australia, through the twentieth century when mass migration schemes made us the multicultural country we are today. View this event »