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Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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My husband and I hadn't really planned our day out when we were in Melbourne this past Tuesday, so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Well Worth A Visit

I wasn't expecting much from this museum but I left very impressed. It was bigger than I expected... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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Reviewed 5 days ago

The white lion outside the Museum of Chinese Australian History makes the entrance easy to find in Chinatown.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Debra_2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I hadn't really planned our day out when we were in Melbourne this past Tuesday, so when we passed by the museum we decided to pop in and have a look around. Found the gold mine exhibit and the dragon especially interesting....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TudorRose80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting much from this museum but I left very impressed. It was bigger than I expected, with great information and a variety of exhibits to engage both children and adults. It's a quiet retreat from busy China Town, well air-conditioned, and I loved...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank VeryHungryFoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is very good presentation with pictures, text, and dioramas on the history of Chinese people in Australia. And it also includes information on other Asians too, Indonesians, Malays, and Vietnamese. In July when we visited there was a special exhibit on the Han Dynasty...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank 184DonP
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

An enjoyable and educational visit. The reconstruction of the gold diggings was great fun, reminded me of the Titanic experience. Would recommend a visit. The seniors card helps with entry cost

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cobdanstreet
Reviewed 17 November 2018

I love Chinatown and was very interesting to see this museum - especially the very long dragon/lion that goes up and up and up! It was quite a different feel from other places, and I was glad I went there. I would love to go...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lori Anne T
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Well kept and extensive group of artifacts and details of the contributions of Chinese immigrants to the Australian story. Loved the LOOONG dragon used in parades.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Doug P
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Arrived 45 minutes before closing. But had a great tour through the exhibitions. Excellent summary of the old gold miners and history of those who came after.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nzbc2018
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I fell in love with this museum which I have visited twice and has taken further afield out of Melbourne (Bendigo and Ararat) to seek more more information regarding settlement. Learnt of the Great Walk from South Autralia to the Gold Fields in Victoria which...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank anthony126
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I've been to Melbourne many times but never visited this museum. I enjoyed the visit, it was very interesting and loved the exhibits and the history. I particularly enjoyed the basement and the realistic atmosphere and sound effects.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LarryVal57
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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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