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Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.

Address: 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9662 2888
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Ranked #62 of 160 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Townsville, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW 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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Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Hidden just off Lt.Bourke St. this is a most interesting look at Chinese history in Australia. Many exhibitions show you how things were in the past with the Chinese who migrated to Australia. If you would like to find out more, you will find a visit worthwhile.

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I grew up in Victoria & have visited Chinatown in Melbourne many times. I now live in Sydney & took my kids to Melbourne for the school holidays. We were wandering around Chinatown & noticed the Museum & decided to check it out. I'm really glad we did as there was lots to see & do for children & plenty... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was able to learn more about my own culture and experienced how things have changed, this museum had a lot of lion dance props, but it also had heaps of information on the heritage and history of China in Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,333 attraction reviews
741 helpful votes 741 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Chinese Museum in the heart of Melbourne's Chinatown really brings into focus the important role the Chinese community had during the early development of the city. In the basement there are mock ups of early joss houses and the living conditions during the gold rush boom of the 1850's. Prize exhibit is the Millennium dragon, the largest in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

When I walked in here , I found it to have quite a history about it. This iis a great place if you want to learn about more culltures and ways of life. Has a lot of history and quiet place as well,

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
64 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Maybe this is the Chinese Museum of Australian History that is listed in Trip Advisor but if not it is not listed! It has about 3 levels and is reasonably priced and has a wealth of knowledge and things to see and is well worth a visit. The Chinese were very big in Melbourne in the Gold Rush in the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

found just off china town, this little place is worth a visit. found the most interesting thing the immigrant videos shown on the top floor, reminds us all that we are all migrants-and not to take the little things for granted.

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Hobart, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

If you would like to know about the Chinese history in Australia this is a great way to do from their early arrival at gold rush time through to their expulsion (in many cases) because of the White Australia Policy and their return and acceptance this is a great place to go. Fantastic displays and informative panels and the biggest... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
60 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Best time to visit the museum is during Chinese New Year celebrations. If not possible it's still worth a visit at any time to see the links between China and Australia, in particular the stories of the gold era. Also,very interesting are stories of migrants of Chinese heritage who have made Victoria their home.

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