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Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A Must See in Melbourne

We thought we would just pop in for a quick visit and spent 3.5 hours here. This is a hidden gem in... read more

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Fascinating history of Chinese in Australia

I visited the Chinese Museum (Museum of Chinese Australian History) in July 2019. It is located in... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2019
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Located in the heart of Melbourne's Chinatown, the Chinese Museum's five floors showcase the heritage and culture of Australia's Chinese community. Our purpose is to operate a museum, to promote and preserve Chinese Culture and history - especially...more
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We thought we would just pop in for a quick visit and spent 3.5 hours here. This is a hidden gem in Melbourne and should be visited by anyone who enjoys finding out about the history of a people and their culture. We have recommended...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019

I visited the Chinese Museum (Museum of Chinese Australian History) in July 2019. It is located in Chinatown near Lonsdale Street. It is a fascinating museum. I bought my ticket from a very nice Chinese lady. The top floor was dedicated to the history of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank blairkk25
Reviewed June 13, 2019

A excellent Chinese display and show good history, especially the gold rush days. Has all to explain the culture

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Darrin R
Reviewed June 7, 2019

It's great to find little gems like this when you travel. So interesting to learn more about Australia's history through the eyes of Chinese Australians.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Heather K
Reviewed May 29, 2019

Obviously very much a work in process but very interesting to read about the Chinese history and the impact they have made

Date of experience: May 2019
Reviewed May 4, 2019

Roaming in Melbourne China Town we came across this museum. There is not much that we have not seen in other museums. Also, 2 floors were closed (compensated with half priced admission).

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JNChia
Reviewed April 6, 2019

An interesting way to while away an hour or so - informative information regarding the migration of Chinese to Australia in the early - mid 1800's.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jan C
Reviewed March 19, 2019

I was disappointed as I was done in less than an hour. There is a modest exhibit on the Gold Rush, but this material is better-presented at the Melbourne Museum and the Old Treasury. Then an expo on the Han Dynasty. A huge beautiful dragon....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed February 16, 2019

The white lion outside the Museum of Chinese Australian History makes the entrance easy to find in Chinatown.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Debra_2016
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I hadn't really planned our day out when we were in Melbourne this past Tuesday, so when we passed by the museum we decided to pop in and have a look around. Found the gold mine exhibit and the dragon especially interesting....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TudorRose80
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Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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