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Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.

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Address: 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9662 2888
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Interesting artefacts and reading

Interesting collection of dragons and pieces of memorabilia. To benefit the most from the experience you need to do quite a bit of reading. Over three levels, with each level... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne Australia

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Melbourne Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting collection of dragons and pieces of memorabilia. To benefit the most from the experience you need to do quite a bit of reading. Over three levels, with each level themed. There is a lift to each level for those who have trouble navigating the stairs. It would have been interesting to see some of the history of China Town... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is very rare to be a tourist in your own town but being the start of Lunar New Year we went into the city to join the festivities. We knew of the museum but had never taken the time to drop in there. I was glad we did. Situated in a lane off China Town's Little Bourke St, the... More 

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sydney
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived here at 3.30pm not realising it closed at 4pm so our viewing was very rushed but the nice attendant let us in for half price. I expected rooms full of photos and vases but was instead very impressed by an atmospheric stroll through the history of the Chinese in Australia. Will definitely go back again for a more... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hidden gem. Very good place to learn and explore the Chinese Australian History. Displays and information are beautiful to view and good detail. Not really a place for younger kids, they are interested but there is lots of stories to read that are worth the time to stop. This place gives lots of insight to the Chinese Australian History.... More 

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Thank Amy B
Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting little museum spread over 4 levels. Dragon hall with 200m dragon is amazing and colourful. Good overview of Australian -Chinese culture. The stories are really very moving. Great staff!

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Thank Margie53
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely old building that is full of Chinese history and interesting facts about the Chinese in Victoria

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Thank Moo1964
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours in the museum during a shopping trip to the city. The Museum covers 4 floors & each floor has a different display- #1 art&textiles #2 Chinese dragon #3 immigration #4 gold fields. They have the largest Chinese dragon in the world. They don't have guides, some of the displays are a little dated and... More 

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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice museum. Easy to find. Content is well balanced; enough to feel you've learnt something but not overwhelming. The Dragon Hall was really cool.

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Thank Samuel Luke N
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

a small but well set out museum giving insight into Chinese immigration to Australia, fun for kids too as there is a moving sea vessel to stand in and a huge dragon. Moving stories.

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Thank iainadamson
Trafalgar, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

After all of our lives living in Melbourne we had never been to the. Chinese museum in Chinatown . What a wonderful experience spread over three floors. From the gold rush days to modern day the experience was a sheer delight. The staff were so helpful and friendly and showed typical friendly Chinese friendliness and hospitality. Even tables and small... More 

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Chinatown
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.