A message from the Minister for Education, Training and Skills

As part of the 2024-25 State Budget, the Malinauskas Government has today announced it will fund $6.3 million in heritage conservation works required at the Migration Museum on Kintore Avenue – a much-loved museum of the History Trust of South Australia.

The Migration Museum opened in 1986 and occupies the heritage listed former Women’s Wing of the Destitute Asylum and State Chemistry Department buildings. Since its opening significant changes to building codes – and the passage of time – mean that some substantial structural repairs are needed to allow the Museum to continue as one of our quality educational institutions for future generations of South Australians.

The expanded works are expected to take approximately 12 months to complete. To ensure the safety of visitors, staff and the collection, the Migration Museum will close temporarily for a part of this period.
No ongoing jobs will be lost due to the temporary closure of Museum and all contracted hours will be maintained. You will receive notification of the closure dates once the timing and scheduling of these works are established.

I am delighted to see these critical works funded and look forward to a brighter future for the Migration Museum. I congratulate the History Trust of South Australia on its continuing commitment to the preservation and presentation of our state’s unique stories.

All the best,

Chair of Trustees and Migration Museum Foundation Chair Elizabeth Ho OAM, Minister for Education, Training and Skills, Blair Boyer and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Mackie OAM at the Migration Museum.


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