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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Public Talk: Peter Mares, 'Not Quite Australian'

Special event
Bookings are essential

Tuesday 7 March, 5.30 - 7pm

Independent writer and researcher, Peter Mares presents a public talk based on his recent book Not Quite Australian: how temporary migration is changing the nation.

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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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Adelaide Fringe comedy at the Migration Museum

Special event

Fridays from 17 February – 17 March 2017, from 7:30pm

Do you want to see something different at this year’s Fringe Festival? Every Friday night of the Adelaide Fringe the Migration Museum is hosting two shows, Celebrating cultural diversity in comedy and local comedian Loc Tran presents Loc & Lol: no need to call the police. Come along, enjoy some stand-up comedy and discover how culturally diverse the local comedy scene is!

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Harmony Day in the City

Special event

Sunday 19 March 2017, 1-4pm

Join us to celebrate Australia's cultural diversity and to learn more about the amazing world we live in.

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Where in the WOMAD world?

Special event

Saturday 11 March - Monday 13 March, 12-6pm

For three decades the Migration Museum has been sharing the stories of South Australians and celebrating cultural diversity. Join them at WOMADelaide to share your family's migration story and help create a giant interactive world map representing multicultural Australia.

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Multicultural Soul Food - Forum exhibition

Temporary exhibition

18 December 2016 to 23 March 2017

The exhibition features stories of migrant contributions to food culture in South Australia. Presented by Ethnic Link Services, UnitingCare Wesley, Port Adelaide.

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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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