Museo Italiano, Melbourne

4.7
#26 of 45 in Museums in Melbourne
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Learn about the hardships, traditions, and customs of Italian immigrants at Museo Italiano. Occupying a modern building in the inner city suburb of Carlton where many Italian expats first settled, the museum interprets the unique culture created by Italians in Australia. See the informative and poignant displays of musical instruments, books, Venetian masks, embroidered linen, cooking utensils, and other paraphernalia the immigrants brought with them in the 1950s and 1960s. To really feel this living legacy, take a stroll down nearby Little Italy. Plan trip to Melbourne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Nice display of the Italian immigrant group, how they came to Australia and why. My favorite part was the time line that compares what was going on in Europe to what was happening to immigrants to...  more »
  • Small but handsomely presented overview of the history of Italian immigration to Australia and the Italian community of Melbourne .  more »
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  • Very interesting and educational exhibits highlighting the history of Italian migrants in Australia. Also a resource centre for learning Italian.
  • Small, cute, informative. Certainly worth visiting.

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