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Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.

22 Cohen Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9662 2888
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Ranked #49 of 190 attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
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Hobart, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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Sydney
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Not a big museum, but it crams in a lot of history and culture with skill and flair. It's certainly not boring! Deals with Chinese connections to Australia from the Gold Rush days through to the present. Walk through a gold mine and a sailing ship! This immersive style makes it more enlivening than simple display cases. Visit this as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Fantastic museum. Artifacts were inspiring. The Immigrants stories were very informative. Loved all the dragons and the collection of beautiful clothes. The photos of significant buildings in Melbourne were very interesting as well.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This museum in the heart of Melbourne's famous Chinatown is not to be missed! It's not just another tedious museum - it is five floors of engrossing history of chinese settlement from the Victoria godrush period to the migrations of the recent past. While the entry fee seemed quite steep it was well worth it and Id happily go again.... More

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We found that going up to the top floor by elevator and walking down made our visit easier. Read the stories of all the immigrants, truly inspirational.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The dragon display is fantastic, The museum displays the history of Melbournes Chinese Community very well

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Stumbled across this museum while on our way to breakfast, and it was pretty interesting! I'm not usually a museum-goer but had to pop in here due to Chinese heritage.. It's quite cheap and there is a lot to see. I would definitely recommend tagging along with the tour guide as she was so interesting, upbeat, and personable. Without the... More

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brisbane australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

As the title says, my partner and I loved this place. Quite unassuming from the outside it contains 5 floors of history which kept us enthralled for over two hours. Not sure I would agree about it being good for children, especially young children, although the Millenium Dragon would sure fascinate them as it did me. There is a lot... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

If you happen to be in Chinatown with time to spare, then this little museum is an ideal way to spend an interesting hour or two. The museum traces the social and economic history of the Chinese people in Australia since the 1850s It’s especially pertinent, as the Chinese community are such an integral part of the Australian cultural landscape... More

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