Child Migration exhibition

Group of children on the Asturias at Fremantle, 22 September 1947, The West Australian Newspaper, Courtesy of State Library of Western Australia, The Battye Library

An exhibition produced by the Department of Health in conjunction with the Child Migrants Trust to coincide with the national apology being made to child migrants runs in Westminster Hall from 22 February to 5 March 2010.

The exhibition focuses on those children who, between 1945 and 1967, were sent from Britain to Australia, Canada, Zimbabwe and New Zealand. The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, made an official apology on behalf of Britain to all child migrants on Wednesday 24 February.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday

10am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Admission is free

Image: Group of children on the Asturias at Fremantle, 22 September 1947, The West Australian Newspaper, Courtesy of State Library of Western Australia, The Battye Library

Related information

National apology

The Prime Minister made a statement in the Commons on 24 February 2010 apologising for the UK's role in sending more than 130,000 children to former British colonies.

Where do I go?



How to find your way to the Child Migration exhibition, located in Westminster Hall. Maps of the parliamentary estate and the surrounding area.