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Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.

22 Cohen Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 2888
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Delightful initiation into an important part of Australian History

Excellent unfolding of the history of Chinese Australia with special reference to the Chinese... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne R
History of Multiculturalism

Visited this amazing museum recently. It was easy to find even though it's tucked away off Little... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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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.
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22 Cohen Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 2888
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent unfolding of the history of Chinese Australia with special reference to the Chinese cultural influence on the wider Australian culture. As well as well presented dioramas of history, there are beautiful embroidered clothing and the longest Chinese lion you will ever see. Well worth...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this amazing museum recently. It was easy to find even though it's tucked away off Little Bourke St in Chinatown. Very reasonable entry cost and informative staff at the front desk. I went on a week day in the morning so it was quiet...More

Thank NellN59
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Located on Cohen Place, between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets in the heart of Melbourne's Chinatown- it's one of those places you could easily walk past without actually realising it's there (thankfully it's well signposted). Admission is $11/adult and $9/child. Whilst some visitors may think...More

1  Thank Dingo_dude
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Had plenty of time to wander through the exhibits and take it all in. The museum was well laid out and had informative plaques through out

Thank staz1357
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Museum of Chinese Australian History is in the heart of Melbourne's famous Chinatown which should not to be missed. it is a great place to visit in Chinatown (Little Bourke St.) Featuring of the history of Chinese migration to Australia, Chinese in AIF during WW1...More

1  Thank Titus D
Reviewed 16 July 2017

There have been Chinese in Australia for over 200 years. This museum tells the story of the Chinese in Australia -- how at first they struggled, then they thrived. The Museum has many interesting artefacts, both from the dynastic period and modern China. The Chinese...More

2  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The museum is overall good maybe a bit small, more items would be great. Sometimes too much text to read, but interesting, The best part is the top floor with all the old items and the last floor underground which is easier and more dynamic....More

1  Thank GemmukiKuki
Reviewed 12 May 2017

It may be small and hidden away in a laneway off Chinatown, but the museum is definitely worth a visit. it's more than just a collection of beautiful clothes and the longest dragon I've ever seen. it's full of timeless stories of the immigrants, their...More

1  Thank NZvoyager53
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I found Melbourne's Chinatown to be more interesting than any other city's and the museum was a gem hidden away in an alley. There was lots to see and learn and the lady at the desk was very welcoming.

Thank Judy K
Reviewed 20 March 2017

An excellent museum following the rich history of the Chinese not only to the Australian landscape from the goldfields and the long Walk from Robe to industry and commerce but also the Han Dynasty inventions such as Papermaking, the Wheelbarrow, Borehole drilling, Gimbals, Negative Numbers,...More

1  Thank TravellingMartins
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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