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Golden Dragon Museum

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Address: 5-11 Bridge St, Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 5441 5044
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Go for the museum, not for the garden.

Interesting and learned quite a bit in the museum. I suggest a visit here. The garden is ok. Maybe it looks better during the summer months? Or maybe it's strictly based on its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MaiikoHowaiito
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting and learned quite a bit in the museum. I suggest a visit here. The garden is ok. Maybe it looks better during the summer months? Or maybe it's strictly based on its history?

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this museum dedicated to Chinese history in Australia. We were lucky enough to have a tour with Russell, who was able to give us a fascinating insight into his heritage. Beautiful art works to see up close.Thought this was better than the Chinese museum in San Francisco.

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Thank Susan G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is great to learn about history and past events. It is visual with minimal writing on the sides. Very small but packed with information. It is a must!

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Corio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting - well worth visiting. The jade carriage is incredible, as is the dragon. The historical notes are worth taking time to read.

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Seymour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to see the chinese heritage displayed. The Jade Carriage has to be seen to be believed. Could have spent all day there

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Thank dgs1949
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tourist venue not 2 be missed when visiting Bendigo. Staff are very informative and the display is really good

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Strathalbyn, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the museum this week we arrived late and they let us in for free. We were not really into Chinese history but wanted to learn some of the Chinese history in Bendigo. We walked through the doors and were surprised at all the beautiful screens and other pieces in the St Alban collection. How one collector could have so... More 

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Werribee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited with my husband today and found it very worthwhile visiting. The world's largest dragon lives here and comes out for the Easter Parade each year. The carved jade carriage is sensational-the carving is so intricate and certainly has a wow factor. The embroidered costumes in the glass cases are just so amazin, fine stitches and beautiful. All the displays... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I last visited the museum 2 years ago. While the exhibits are world class, the building and surrounds are really becoming quite tired, detracting from what could be a unique and memorable experience. In particular, the gardens are abysmal, seriously neglected with frothy green slime filling the pond. I suspect funding is proving hard to obtain. I really hope the... More 

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Mildura, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum, if you are interested in Chinese history then you should definitely see this place. Was met by very friendly and helpful staff and the museums, water garden and temple were really interesting to see. I would recommend a visit if in bendigo.

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