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Golden Dragon Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Spoiled by poor lighting

This is a very well put together museum of Chinese life in Bendigo through the ages. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judy F
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Taree NSW Australia
Definitely worth a visit

Bendigo has been on our hit list to visit for a few years now as my wife and I are really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
serafis
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5-11 Bridge St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well put together museum of Chinese life in Bendigo through the ages. Unfortunately, some of the displays are not easy to see because the lighting is very dim. When we mentioned this to reception on departure, we were told it was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Judy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bendigo has been on our hit list to visit for a few years now as my wife and I are really interested in the gold mining era in Victoria, and specifically we wanted to visit the Golden Dragon Museum. After touring this very interesting museum,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank serafis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped by the museum only because I had 45 minutes before I needed to catch my return train to Melbourne. I've spent a lot of time in Hong Kong and China and didn't really expect to see much new to me. Wrong! The perspective...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

An incredible amount of history and exhibits. As well as some priceless treasures. Helpful staff, recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Krisherron
Reviewed January 23, 2019

A living history of the Chinese people of Bendigo from the goldrush of the 1850’s to the present day. Interesting, impressive. Beautiful Chinese art and crafts. Great mix of Chinese history and great attractions for tourists.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pula2405
Reviewed January 19, 2019

"Another boring museum" I thought, but hey, can't not do this museum thing when so much has been said about the historical significance of the Chinese dragon here. I was so wrong and the visit was worth every cent of the admission fee!! At the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NotTooLateBuddy
Reviewed January 18, 2019

This would be of great interest to anyone with Chinese-Australian heritage or anyone interested in Australian history in general. Well presented and comprehensive with some exquisite craftwork displayed. Make sure you checkout the carved jade coach ..... all 2.2 tonne of it!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

The Golden Dragon Museum contains many little known facts about the Chinese arrival and life on the gold fields of Bendigo, as well as housing the large ceremonial dragons. More suited to adults as there are many items to read.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary R
Reviewed January 14, 2019

The museumn and gardens were very well done and a pleasant surprise. The museum and gardens have done an excellent job in demionstrating the role of the Chinese in the Gold Rush era. As a kid I attended many an Easter Parade where Sun Loong...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

For an admission fee of $10 / person this museum is a must see. The Chinese have had a big influence in Bendigo since the gold rush days and their history and hardships are gathered together under one roof. Great displays of artefacts, clothing, ceramics...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Elaine H
September 23, 2018|
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Response from Sun L | Property representative |
You can visit the gardens and temple without paying, The museum is ticketed.
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jiri p
January 3, 2018|
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Response from MarcelC826 | Reviewed this property |
John Wade 29 has nailed the various prices. It’s actually cheap considering the quality of the attraction. Make sure you pay the fee for the local guide as the experience is so much richer.
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jiri p
January 3, 2018|
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Response from jebskulker | Reviewed this property |
yeah $12, and they took cash or credit card
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