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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 #45 of 175 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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Wamboin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Australia
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47 helpful votes 47 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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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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