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Golden Dragon Museum

Opens in 14 min: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Chinese culture and history

An incredible amount of history and exhibits. As well as some priceless treasures. Helpful staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hervey Bay, Australia
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A living history of the Chinese people of Bendigo from the goldrush of the 1850’s to the present... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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5-11 Bridge St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
+61 3 5441 5044
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible amount of history and exhibits. As well as some priceless treasures. Helpful staff, recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Krisherron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A living history of the Chinese people of Bendigo from the goldrush of the 1850’s to the present day. Interesting, impressive. Beautiful Chinese art and crafts. Great mix of Chinese history and great attractions for tourists.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pula2405
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

"Another boring museum" I thought, but hey, can't not do this museum thing when so much has been said about the historical significance of the Chinese dragon here. I was so wrong and the visit was worth every cent of the admission fee!! At the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NotTooLateBuddy
Reviewed 19 January 2019

This would be of great interest to anyone with Chinese-Australian heritage or anyone interested in Australian history in general. Well presented and comprehensive with some exquisite craftwork displayed. Make sure you checkout the carved jade coach ..... all 2.2 tonne of it!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

The Golden Dragon Museum contains many little known facts about the Chinese arrival and life on the gold fields of Bendigo, as well as housing the large ceremonial dragons. More suited to adults as there are many items to read.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary R
Reviewed 15 January 2019

The museumn and gardens were very well done and a pleasant surprise. The museum and gardens have done an excellent job in demionstrating the role of the Chinese in the Gold Rush era. As a kid I attended many an Easter Parade where Sun Loong...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

For an admission fee of $10 / person this museum is a must see. The Chinese have had a big influence in Bendigo since the gold rush days and their history and hardships are gathered together under one roof. Great displays of artefacts, clothing, ceramics...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John H
Reviewed 9 January 2019

Has improved immensely since my previous visit to the old headquarters in the 1940's. Is extremely well presented with a large number of exhibits & the coffee shop & gift shop are worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ray H
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Wow what a great experience. The age of these incredibly beautiful artifacts is hard to fathom and this year the will introduce a third Chinese dragon. The gardons are a quaint addition to the small but full museum. A lovely cultural experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 17 December 2018

The museum, gardens and temple are well worth looking at! The beautiful artifacts are just amazing, the information provided by our guide made this all the more of a rich experience. I learnt so much and found this place was extremely fascinating, i really didnt...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Elaine H
24 September 2018|
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Response from Sun L | Property representative |
You can visit the gardens and temple without paying, The museum is ticketed.
jiri p
4 January 2018|
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Response from MarcelC826 | Reviewed this property |
John Wade 29 has nailed the various prices. It’s actually cheap considering the quality of the attraction. Make sure you pay the fee for the local guide as the experience is so much richer.
jiri p
4 January 2018|
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Response from jebskulker | Reviewed this property |
yeah $12, and they took cash or credit card