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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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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.