Museum of Chinese Australian History

Museum of Chinese Australian History

Museum of Chinese Australian History
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Located in the heart of Melbourne's Chinatown, the Chinese Museum's five floors showcase the heritage and culture of Australia's Chinese community. Our purpose is to operate a museum, to promote and preserve Chinese Culture and history - especially of Australian-Chinese history in Australia.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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BelC0001
Sydney, Australia636 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Though not my first visit to this museum, its always worth a visit periodically as the displays are changed on a regular basis.
Three floors plus the basement are housed in an historic building, itself very well built and maintained (with a timber staircase easily the best built we have come across), though there is a good sized elevator for those requiring it.
The top floor contained displays (both static and audio-visual) about the Chinese people who emigrated to Australia from goldfield days to present day. The basement contains a very good interactive display regarding the first chinese (men) to leave their homeland, sailing to Australia to pan for gold.
Written 3 January 2024
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php5
Stroud, UK161 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Really interesting museum covering the history of the Chinese in Australia.
Well laid out with permanent stuff, special exhibitions and a great gold mining experience in the basement!
Written 5 October 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,038 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
The Chinese Museum is a national museum conserving, promoting and researching the contribution of the Chinese people to Australia. Since the Great Australian Gold Rush of the 1850s, the Chinese have contributed to Australia's rich and diverse social history. The is also a display of Han Dynasty, emphasizing the many technological achievements of this great dynasty. Entry fees are moderate.
Written 12 September 2023
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
Feb 2022
The Chinese Museum was formed in 1985 and refurbished in 2010 with government help. It has five floors and has many displays. It is in Melbourne's Chinatown. It has exhibitions relating to Chinese experiences in the 1800s Australian Goldfields On the ground floor is the Dragon Gallery, which is home to Dai Loong and the Millennium Dragon, the largest Chinese dragon in the world.
Written 14 January 2023
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Hi Peter, thank you for your informative review. We hope you welcome you back soon!
Written 11 July 2023
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AliBla
Brisbane, Australia258 contributions
Oct 2022
After passing the Chinese Museum most days on our way back to our Hotel, on our last day in Melbourne, we visited the Museum.

It is very informative about the history of Chinese Australians. We loved to see parts of the Chinese Culture and the Goldrush Exhibit on the lowest level.

Definitely worth a visit.
Written 9 October 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,038 contributions
Feb 2022
This year is the Year of the Tiger, it should be a good year for business, The Museum of Chinese Australian History is a record of Chinese life in Australia, It is quite fascinating for anyone with Chinese ancestry, or for anyone with an interest in the Chinese in Australia,
Written 23 February 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,038 contributions
Jul 2021
The Chinese are a determined people; they keep their culture alive, as the Museum of Chinese Australian History shows, The Museum has many artefacts, including Loong, the oldest Chinese imperial drogon in the world. The Museum is in Cohen Place, in the heart of Chinatown. By the way, a statue of Dr Sun Yat-sen, the founder of modern China, can be found neat thde entrance.
Written 20 July 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,038 contributions
Dec 2020
There have been substantial numbers of Chinese people in Australia, at least since the Great Australian Goldrush in the 1850s. This fascinating museum has many artefacts that will interest people of all nations. By the way, look out for the statue of Dr Sun Yat-sen, the founder of modern China, at the front of the building.
Written 17 December 2020
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Oct 2020
Melbourne has a long history of Chinese habitation, which began in the Great Australian Gold Rush of 1851. There are many artefacts here, it is well worth a visit if you have an interest in Chinese culture.
Written 7 October 2020
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Lea Rose
Melbourne, Australia36 contributions
Feb 2020
Melbourne's Chinese history is really interesting. The unspoken yellow tax of Australian's history is revealed here. In the heart of China town and free on Chinese New Year.
Written 25 February 2020
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