What's On

There’s always something happening at the Migration Museum: exhibitions, education programs, talks, tours and more. Come in and see what’s on.

What's on

Free Sunday tours

Guided Tour

Sundays, 3pm. Duration 45 minutes.

Join us for a FREE guided tour discovering hidden treasures at the Migration Museum, Sundays at 3pm - No bookings necessary. 

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CHANGING PLACES: migration now

Temporary exhibition

Exhibition closes 27 August 2017

Who is migrating to South Australia right now? Where are migrants coming from, and why? How is migration experienced? How does government policy shape migration journeys?

These simple questions have very complex answers. Patterns of migration to South Australia have changed significantly in the last fifteen years. Changing Places: migration now presents migration stories of some of the newest South Australians and explains the contexts that have shaped their experiences.

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Changing Places: migration now

School education program
Bookings are essential

Monday March 20 - Sunday August 27

Who is migrating to South Australia right now? Where are migrants coming from, and why? How is migration experienced? How does government policy shape migration journeys? Looking at the history of migration since systematic colonization and concentrating on post 1945 waves, this education program will provide an overview of how the patterns of migration change. 

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Planting dreams in a new land

Temporary exhibition
Bookings are required for groups

Friday March 31- Friday June 30

This Forum exhibition presents stories and art by recently arrived Syrian youth from the Adelaide Secondary School of English in association with National Youth Week. Together with the Changing Places exhibition, explore stories of people who have recently arrived in Australia. 

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Book Launch: South Australia on the Eve of War

Special event
Bookings are essential

Tuesday 2 May, 5.30pm

Join us at the launch of this new edited collection which offers insights into unique aspects of the state in the pre-war period and helps us understand South Australia’s response to the war. The book includes chapters by some of the state’s leading historians. 

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Colour Mapping: Interactive Workshops on Art, Diversity and Identity

Workshop
Bookings are essential

Saturday 20 May, 12noon; Saturday 20 May, 1pm; Saturday 20 May, 2pm; Sunday 21 May, 12noon; Sunday 21 May, 1pm; Sunday 21 May, 2pm

Walk through South Australia’s history at the Migration Museum, then enter a colourful, culturally-rich environment to ask ‘who am I?’ and ‘where am I from?’.

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Bringing the Past to Life: Destitute Asylum Records

Special event
Bookings are essential

Saturday 6 May 1.30 - 2.30pm Saturday 6 May 3 - 4pm Monday 8 May 1.30 - 2.30pm Monday 8 May 3 - 4pm

Join the Migration Museum and State Records for an interactive session to view original Destitute Asylum ledgers in the buildings where they were created. Learn about welfare records, how they’re preserved, and how historians, genealogists and the general public use them today. Includes curator’s introduction to the site.

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Too hard to talk about?

Special event
Bookings are essential

Thursday 18 May, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Join us for a tour of the Migration Museum, a screening of our new data visualisation that shows migration to South Australia over the last 180 years, and a discussion about the difficult absences. Who has been excluded?  When? And why? Who is being excluded now?

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‘Wayward girls and uncontrollable boys’ - nineteenth century child welfare

Special event
Bookings are essential

Thursday 18 May, 9 - 10am and 4 - 5pm

‘Stole a watch - 10 years on the Hulk Fitzjames’. ‘Found wandering at night- 6 years at Magill Reformatory School’. 

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Overview: First Contacts

School education program
Bookings are essential

Term 1, 2, 3 and 4

Beginning with the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, students explore the early movements of people, colonisation and exploration. Students explore the impact of systematic colonisation of South Australia on Aboriginal people. 

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