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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 #67 of 204 attractions in Melbourne
Type: History Museums
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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