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Golden Dragon Museum

5-11 Bridge street, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
61 3 5441 5044
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Bendigo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This was excellent. The museum has the most amazing furniture and artifacts and the oldest Chinese Dragon in existence. There is a temple and a beautiful garden. A lot of work has gone in to putting this museum together and it is well worth a visit. One for the whole family.

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Adelaide, South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Instead of an hour here, we spent several, intrigued by the huge private collection of artefacts, as well as the back stories of Chinese settlement and gold-digging days in Bendigo. Fascinating.

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Traralgon, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was underwhelmed with my visit here. Firstly you go into one room and are not allowed to have your flash on so photos do not turn out with any quality. You then go to the next room which is a little more appealing. From here you go the water garden which was much smaller than I expected. Then there... More

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Ross, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My Mum and I enjoyed visiting this museum which chronicles the history of the Chinese on the goldfields of Central Victoria and their subsequent influence in the development of Bendigo. Fantastic displays of amazing Chinese artefacts. Loved the Chinese Dragons which brought back memories of childhood visits to the Bendigo Easter Parade. I agree that the outside Chinese garden is... More

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wow, this place is amazing, the Chinese people are incredible and Russell Jack is a direct descendant of the early Chinese families who knows his stuff. He provided us with a very entertaining tour and I highly recommend it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Absolutely amazing. Spent ages looking at everything. Huge amount of items all beautifully displayed with information that was easy to read and understand. Outside there was more to see but the day we were there it was freezing, with rain and hail, so could only look between showers.

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Museum is worthy of a serious visit and is affordable @ $9 for Seniors. The garden is a mini version in the style of the Beijing Summer Palace. Pity it was freezing and raining. It must be delightful in good weather.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The outside of the museum and the ticket area inside the building gives you no idea of the actual size of the internal exhibition. It is large and detailed, and the 2 ton carriage made entirely of jade was a real treat. Must visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautiful display of old and new Chinese artifacts. The longest dragon in The Southern Hemisphere is kept here. Very old jade carvings were magnificent. Chinese garden and temple were ok, but as they were included in the ticket price, they Re worth. Quick walk through.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Well designed museum with interesting photos and artifacts. A little bit different from your average museum.

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