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Golden Dragon Museum

Address: 5-11 Bridge street, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 5441 5044
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Ranked #6 of 26 things to do in Bendigo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A worthwhile attraction to see especially if you can get the Chinese guide we had. Very interesting and informative and a good insight into the foundation and growth of Bendigo. A must also include the Chinese Garden a big surprise inside.

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Adelaide, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The museum and its precinct with the garden and temple is really excellent. Well worth setting aside a good couple of hours or more to take in the history and stories of Chinese peoples and culture in the region. There are wonderful displays of high quality Chinese artistry and artefacts. The Loong and Sun Loong dragons are awesome. This would... More 

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Numurkah, Victoria, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Interesting place to visit to learn a bit about Bendigo's history. Gardens were nice and friendly staff

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Bendigo, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is a wonderful place full of colour, history, displays of beautiful artifacts from the Chinese community of Bendigo. I thoroughly enjoyed spending a day here with my niece and grandson

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

fascinating insight to history of Bendigo's Chinese heritage. the Loon dragon was beautiful and so big too !

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sheffield
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124 reviews 124 reviews
43 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This museum had so much more than I thought- it took quite a while to go around the various exhibits about the Chinese Community in Bendigo and see the unique dragons they have there. Also, the Chinese garden is lovely- well thought out and interesting. A little cafe too, with very friendly staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you are into your Chinese heritage at all, or even just interested in some of the historical Bendigo Chinese history, this is the place to come. Your $11/adult gets you into the Golden Dragon Museum and the Yi Yuan Chinese Gardens. Also in the vacinity is the Kuan Yin Temple with it's free entry. The museum has two areas,... More 

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Carrum Downs, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

I found this attraction to be overpriced and disappointing, my wife loved it though. The first room you walk into is very dark (where they keep the dragon) no flash photography is allowed so photos don't show up the best! The second part of the museum with relics and ancient furnishings is a little better and everything on show is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Displays set up beautifully~ areal sense of going back through history. Loved the focus on real people's stories. Enjoyed the water garden too~ lots of photo ops and very peaceful. Chinese Festival Dragon was also great to see and read about.

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This area of town houses FOUR separate attractions; the Golden Dragon Museum, the Chinese Yi Yuan Gardens, The Kuan Yin Chinese Temple and the Dai Gum San Forecourt Precinct. The Chinese Temple is open to the public and has free entry. It is the first temple built in Australia which honours the Goddess of Mercy. It is a lovely temple... More 

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