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Golden Dragon Museum

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Address: 5-11 Bridge street, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia
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+61 3 5441 5044
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This is a must see if visiting Bendigo, i never would have dreamed of finding such a comprehensive Chinese museum in Australia. Everything from a carriage made entirely of Jade to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see if visiting Bendigo, i never would have dreamed of finding such a comprehensive Chinese museum in Australia. Everything from a carriage made entirely of Jade to the Easter Monday parade dragons and currency from over 2 millenniums. It also shows a great incite into the lives of the early Chinese gold miners in the area.... More 

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Heathcote, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It has been some time since my most recent visit. I expected to see all I was interest in in an hour on the first visit. Two and one half hours later, I was still there and totally engrossed. The Chinese are and have been an incredible race of people and contributed much to Bendigo's culture from the gold rush... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The contents of the museum are wonderful in telling the history and contributions of the Chinese in Australia. Being from USA, we were quite impressed with Australia's openness and acceptance of the immigrants (while not perfect, probably much more so than the US). After seeing the indoor exhibits, be sure to visit the outdoor gardens that are so beautiful and... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum was amazing. The artefacts they have here are world class. The intricate carvings, statues, screens and history of the Chinese in Bendigo are just amazing. There is a low cost fee to enter which also allows you into the Chinese Gardens. There is very low lighting and flash photography is not allowed as it could damage the artefacts.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit to find out about the history of the Chinese in Australia. Also houses the world's longest Dragon.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decide to explore Bendigo as a weekend break & reviews for this museum looked favourable. I would agree with other reviewers this is worth visiting as part of the Goldmine trail or Bendigo itself, which is beautiful. The museum is very interesting & a very good insight to Chinese life and how strong their culture is and still exists.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many old things, a little cluttered, but honestly beautiful to see a culture so prominent to Bendigo being shared! :)

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to Bendigo must include a trip to the Golden Dragon Museum! My family and I were fortunate to have Russell Jack as our tour guide, who provided an interesting, detailed and humorous commentary to the main attractions and displays. I suppose the majority of people know of the Chinese who came to Bendigo to mine gold back in... More 

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Kangaroo Flat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

very interesting place to visit, well worth the money a lot of history learn a lot about the Chinese community dragon in bendigo we took overseas visitors to visit and they were very very impressed with the dislays

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Entrance price not too high, very welcoming, you can buy tea/coffee there and some snacks. When you walk through the big red doors, it is a sight to behold. Spin 360 deg slowly to view the 50 y.o. Dragon with 9,000 mirrors. All the artifacts are great; but don't forget the Water Garden, so peaceful and lovely.

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