The Welcome Wall is one of the museum’s most important and visible tributes to our migration heritage.
Over 30,000 names already appear on the 81 bronze panels that are joined together and run down the northern promenade of the museum, facing Pyrmont Bay.
Find a name and read the stories of people who struggled against poverty or those who struck it rich - from the involuntary convict migrants of the First Fleet, unaccompanied migrant children, post-war refugees to more recent migrants who’ve chosen modern Australia as a place to call home.
Exploring the Online Welcome Wall
Find a name and read the stories of people who struggled against poverty and of people who struck it rich - from the involuntary migrant convicts of the First Fleet, unaccompanied migrant children, post-war refugees and migrants of more recent times who’ve chosen modern Australia as a place to settle. You can also use the Welcome Wall kiosk in the museum's foyer to search and read people's stories.
Visiting the Wall
Located outdoors on the museum's northern boundary, the wall faces Darling Harbour and Pyrmont Bay where some of the many new settlers arrived. Accessible all year-round, take a stroll along the bronzed panels and learn more about the migration experience as well as reading the names engraved.
Updating your online records
The online Welcome Wall is currently undergoing a major upgrade and will be released soon. If you wish to make changes to your records please contact the friendly Welcome Wall team and we will update the records for you. You will be contacted once the new online Welcome Wall is ready.
As the Welcome Wall approaches its 20th birthday, the museum is planning an exciting renewal program featuring improved facilities, access and even greater capacity for new names. More details on this important development will be announced in early 2019.
Welcome Wall registrations are temporarily on hold. You can register your interest here to be the first to hear when registrations re-open.
Phone: +61 (02) 9298 3667
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