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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 #74 of 218 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
28 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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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1,277 attraction reviews
689 helpful votes 689 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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30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
62 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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8 helpful votes 8 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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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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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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Sydney
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98 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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