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Independence Australia
Building 1, 9 Ashley Street, West Footscray, 3012
 

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Working to make Melbourne the world’s most ‘Visitable’ city

 

Visitability.

In 2011, when Melbourne was first named the world's ‘most liveable city’, we started a discussion about what it would take for Melbourne to be recognised as the world’s ‘most visitable city’. From this came the term ‘visitability’ - a concept focused on improving the critical services at every point of the visitor journey in Melbourne and across Victoria – and the creation of Destination Melbourne’s Visitability Program.

The program is led by representatives from Destination Melbourne, City of Melbourne, and Transport for Victoria, Visit Victoria, Victoria Tourism Industry Council, the Professional Tour Guides Association, Travellers Aid Australia and the Committee for Melbourne.

Five key factors were identified as having a significant impact on an outstanding visitor experience and journey. We focus on these pillars to help guide businesses in their delivery and development of positive and valuable visitor experiences.

 

The pillars are:
  • Sense of welcome
  • Inclusivity
  • Communication
  • Technology
  • Transport
 

For more information about Destination Melbourne and their Visitability Program please visit their website here: destination.melbourne/industry-development/visitability

400 Flinders Street, Melbourne

P: 131 102
E: [email protected]

gov.au

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Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday
10:00am - 5:00pm

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Immigration Museum

Why do people leave their countries of birth to live here? What is their experience in their new country?

Expect a thought-provoking experience filled with stories that are sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always compelling. And somewhere within, you’ll find your own story.

In 1998, the Immigration Museum opened in the beautifully restored Old Customs House. As the former administrative centre of Melbourne’s immigration and customs, it is the perfect home for a museum filled with the real stories of people who have migrated to Victoria.

Today, you’ll find two floors of exhibition galleries that house temporary and permanent exhibitions. Several times a year in the Festival Courtyard we host joyous community festivals that are alive with food, music and culture. The Immigration Discovery Centre is the perfect place to start your genealogical research, while the Tribute Garden is a beautiful sanctuary that honours immigrants from over 90 countries.

 

Accessibility Information:

Ramp Access & Exit - Immigration Museum has two accessible entries via (1) the gate on Market Street near the corner of Flinders Street and (2) along the ramp to the main Flinders Street entrance, which has automatic doors.

 

Dedicated Accessible toilets - Available on the Ground and First Levels of the museum. Due to heritage restrictions, the internal lift cannot accommodate large mobility scooter.

  

11 Nicholson St, Carlton

P: 131 102
E: [email protected]

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Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Melbourne Museum

A visit to Melbourne Museum is a rich and surprising insight into life in Victoria.

Melbourne Museum shows you Victoria’s intriguing permanent collections and brings you brilliant temporary exhibitions from near and far. You’ll see our natural environment, science, our cultures and our history through different perspectives.

 

Accessibility Information:

Accessible parking spaces are available on Level P2 of the car park, with lift access to Melbourne Museum entrance. Exhibition galleries and public spaces have lift and / or ramp access with all levels of the museum offering accessible toilets.

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2 Booker Street, Spotswood

P: 13 11 02
E: [email protected]

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Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday
10:00am - 4:30pm

Scienceworks

How is our world changing? How does it work? What does it do?

Scienceworks challenges the minds of all ages to understand the mysteries of the universe and everyday lives, and makes learning about science a fun and interactive adventure.

In just one visit, see the gigantic machines that kept the city running, enjoy electrifying theatre in the Lightning Room, check out immersive exhibitions and drop into deep space in the Melbourne Planetarium. Located in Spotswood (Melbourne, Australia), Scienceworks also features the Melbourne Planetarium, the Lightning Room and the historic Pumping Station. 

Accessibility Information:

Lift and/or Ramp Access Accessible toilet facilities Dedicated carparks.

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Carlton Gardens, Carlton

P: 03 9663 5454
E: [email protected]

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Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday
9:45am - late

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IMAX Melbourne

Don’t just watch the movie, become part of it! IMAX provides the most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

IMAX Melbourne’s screen is the world’s largest and spans a massive 32 metres wide x 23 metres high. But visiting IMAX Melbourne goes beyond just seeing a movie on a huge screen. The size of the screen combines with a revolutionary projection system, customised theatre geometry and 15,000 watts of digital surround sound to deliver the ultimate movie going experience.

 

Since our opening in 1998 IMAX Melbourne Museum has attracted over 6 million visitors who have experienced everything from visually stunning IMAX 3D documentaries to the biggest Hollywood blockbusters.

 

Accessibility Information:

Accessible parking spaces are available on Level P2 of the car park, with lift access to the museum forecourt and then access from a different lift (near the IMAX entrance) down to the IMAX foyer.

The Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle is wheelchair accessible and stops on Rathdowne Street, opposite Melbourne Museum (Stop 5). Parliament station has lift access to the top of Lonsdale Street, with Melbourne Museum and IMAX a short journey up Nicholson Street past Carlton Gardens. An accessible toilet is available on the main foyer level at IMAX and on all levels of the museum during museum operating hours (10am – 5pm). Wheelchair seating is available in the IMAX Theatre on a first-come basis, or the spaces can be booked by calling the IMAX Box office on 03 9663 5454.