Bonegilla Migrant Experience, Bonegilla

#47 of 326 in Museums in Victoria
Visit Bonegilla Migrant Experience to glimpse the hopes and dreams of post-war migrants.

In December 2007, Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre - Block 19 was recognised as a place with powerful connections for many people in Australia and a symbol of post-war migration which transformed Australia's economy, society and culture under the National Heritage List.

Until August 30, 2017 - remedial works will be occurring on-site. This means that some buildings will not be open to the public. There is still plenty to see and do in the mean time. We look forward to welcoming you. Use our Bonegilla day trip app to add Bonegilla Migrant Experience and other attractions to your Bonegilla vacation plans.
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  • Well set up to present the experiences and emotions of the thousands of migrants who arrived in Australia between 1949-1971. It was really interesting to see the range of reactions of various...  more »
  • Block 19 is all that remains of the Bonegilla Migrant Museum, and by "block" it means quite a few buildings comprising a sort of mini-community. Bonegilla was the first Australian home to many...  more »
  • I find this place great for those in school (primary and high) for history as such of the area and/or projects to do with migration, those whom have had family who stayed and those whom have stayed themselves. It was great to go through and see what old items they had used and how they where living to their experiences. Great place to stop on the border!
  • Such a treasure! Tells an important story about how Australian immigration changed and why. Well worth a visit. As an added bonus you may get good photos of a large kangaroo herd roaming the grounds 🙂
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