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 31 March - Sunday 27 August 2017

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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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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Overview: Australia's colonization, migration and democracy in the 1800's

School education program
Bookings are essential

Term 1, 2, 3 and 4

This Overview will explore colonial Australia in the 1800s and the social, economic, political and environmental causes and effects of Australia’s development and on the relationship between humans and their environment. South Australia’s plan of systematic colonisation, the system of  ‘Protection’ of Aboriginal people, waves of  migration and the development of democracy in the 1800s will be the focus. 

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Hopes and Dreams

School holiday activity

8 – 23 July 2017, 10am-4pm weekdays, 1-4pm weekends.

Australia’s migrants come with hopes and dreams for the future - what are yours?

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NAIDOC Week: Challenging Perspectives

School education program
Bookings are essential

June 26- July 3

Challenge your perspectives!  Whose history do you listen to?

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A day in the life of a child in the 19th century

School education program
Bookings are essential

August 28- September 29

In this joint program between the Migration Museum and Ayers House, students will explore daily life for children in the 19th Century.

Migration Museum: explore school life, games, chores. 

Ayers House: home life comparing the life of a child of a servant or the child of person who owned the house.

 

Explore connections between the past and the presnt, failiy life, home life and memories. 

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Celebrations-What's the time Mr Wolf? It's holiday time!

School education program
Bookings are essential

Wednesday 25 October- Friday 8 December

Lets celebrate a time! What time? A time without a clock... When did Adelaide get its first clock? Where was it? Why did Adelaide want a big clock? How did it change life? Lets explore how time is measured between cultures and historical periods. 

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