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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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A true story of the struggles of the Chinese community

Although not of Chinese decent, we found the honestly of the exhibition to be very well presented. Best to go early in the day or later in the day as the school tours can be very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Juanita M
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Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Although not of Chinese decent, we found the honestly of the exhibition to be very well presented. Best to go early in the day or later in the day as the school tours can be very noisy when trying to concentrate and take in all the information that is presented.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This museum is a very nice place to visit, but you can easily miss it if you're not looking, it's down a small side street in Chinatown, look out for the stone lions standing outside. It has a lot of history to do with Chinese migration to Melbourne, their contribution to society and the war and many other interesting facts.... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Museum of Chinese Australian Heritage is well worth a visit. Displays are excellent and thoroughly document the rich history and contributions of Melbourne's Chinese community from the 1850s onwards. Both family and cultural artefacts are on display and information is clear and accessible. I particularly love the family histories documented via photos over a number of generations. There is... More 

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Lismore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This Museum highlights the history of and contribution of Chinese people in Australia. It is located a short distance away from the CBD of Melbourne in amongst a mountain of small Asian eateries. The Museum has brochures to guide you around its three floors and the attractions include a large dragon that was used in parades etc. There is information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was so happy when I visited the museum because it wasn't school holidays! haha other than that it was also really interesting and getting to go down into the mining display was great. I learned so much and will go back again! Loved it

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The museum has 3 floors but I would say that it probably doesn't have enough historical items/artifacts to fill all 3 floors. But nonetheless, we really enjoyed the gold rush early Chinese in Australia portion of museum very much. They have a lot of dragons (those used in dragon dances in parades etc) but I must say that there is... More 

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Wamboin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a most interesting small museum. Its exhibit of a dragon was amazing, while the samples of racist cartoons from the 1880s should give all Australians something to think about

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Tucked away in Melbourne's China Town, this museum is professionally presented, with some fascinating exhibits. It contains details from Victoria's history I had not seen before. It doesn't require a lot of time to view the four floirs of exhibits.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Been meaning to have a look for years. Finally managed a visit after a great lunch. Definately worth having a look, Really good exhibits in the basement. Lifelike glimpse at how hard life was in the mid nineteenth century gold rush. Displays became more contemporary as you ascend. Some stunning displays, particularly the giant dragons.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Great place to visit in Chinatown (Little Bourke St.) Featuring the history of Chinese migration to Australia, Chinese in AIF during WW1 and how the Chinese in Melbourne helped in the retension of the skills to make a Chinese Dragon. Visit all floors as each focuses on a particilar aspect but use the lift for the higher levels as tne... More 

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