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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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Very interesting museum

This museum has a good location, right in the heart of China town. Also, it wasn’t crowded at all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Synthia_Jb
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Bucharest, Romania
Very Interesting Museum

Lots of great displays - the gold mining exhibit is fantastic as is the dragon. Spent a couple of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tamsin H
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Sydney, 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...more
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22 Cohen Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Chinatown
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+61 3 9662 2888
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"gold rush"
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"the dragon"
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"chinese new year"
in 6 reviews
"melbourne's chinatown"
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"historical items"
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"bourke st"
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"gold fields"
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"temporary exhibition"
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"entry fee"
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"excellent displays"
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"interactive stuff"
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"biggest collection"
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"private collection"
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"finding gold"
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"beautiful clothes"
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"early settlement"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a good location, right in the heart of China town. Also, it wasn’t crowded at all, although my partner and I picked a weekend day. The museum has plenty of interesting stories that will help you learn about the Chinese community in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of great displays - the gold mining exhibit is fantastic as is the dragon. Spent a couple of hours here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Tamsin H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although small this Museum is displayed well and very interesting. I am fascinated with the history of Quong Tart and was very surprised to see a display about him. Spread over three levels with a lift to take you to the top floor it was...More

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Our family enjoyed the museum, it had enough information and interesting exhibits for all of us, including fun things to keep the kids attention. It cost $26 for a family of 5, which is good value as we spent just over an hour there. But...More

Thank DNLAD
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This beautiful museum is tucked away in Chinatown. It has 3 levels to see. It was really interesting and unique.

Thank Miriam K
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The Chinese Museum in Melbourne’s China Town is well worth a visit. Allow 1-2 hours. Excellent displays and interpretations take you from the time of the Han Dynasty to Chinese coming to the gold fields in the 1800s to the Chinese community here today. We...More

1  Thank Heather W
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Interesting to hear the immigration story of a Chinese immigrant from the gold rush days. I was amazed at the millennium dragon, the Lo gets Chinese dragon in the world....it’s the one as you go up the walkway between levels. I was also interested in...More

Thank jillreading08
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

I am surprised this attraction is ranked so low. It is admittedly not a huge museum, but it is very interesting and well-structured. I enjoyed it very much and found it's take on the Chinese experience in Australia very interesting. Absolutely a must-see in Melbourne.

Thank Jozef O
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

119 reviews to date - only 11 say Average/Poor. Regrettably mine is going to be added to the latter list. If I had never ever stepped into any museum - I would still find this Museum of Chinese Australian history pretty dull. For one -...More

2  Thank Traveller88Melbourne
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Worth spending an hour in here. Start at the top floor as it showcases the Chinese people who came to Australia in the 1850s. Lots of interesting historical photos and memorabilia to view and read; interactive displays involving recorded interviews with famous and not so...More

1  Thank BelC0001
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Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
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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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