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Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Interesting and Informative

An interesting way to while away an hour or so - informative information regarding the migration of... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2019
Jan C
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Melbourne, Australia
Fascinating

My husband and I hadn't really planned our day out when we were in Melbourne this past Tuesday, so... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2019
TudorRose80
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed December 11, 2015

The first Chinese arrived in Australia a very long time ago. Many Victorians of Chinese origin can trace their roots back to the Gold Rush, over 150 years ago. The Chinese are a stubborn people; they don't abandon their culture, as this Museum shows. This museum is a fascinating memorial to the Chinese, who overcame prejudice to prosper in a new land.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed November 15, 2015

Stumbled upon this little gem by chance. So glad we did. Well presented with some imaginative exhibits. This showcases a very important part of Australia's history and culture. Well worth a visit. You'll need about 1 hour.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Rob H
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Reviewed August 26, 2015

Although not of Chinese decent, we found the honestly of the exhibition to be very well presented. Best to go early in the day or later in the day as the school tours can be very noisy when trying to concentrate and take in all the information that is presented.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Juanita M
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Reviewed July 11, 2015

This museum is a very nice place to visit, but you can easily miss it if you're not looking, it's down a small side street in Chinatown, look out for the stone lions standing outside.

It has a lot of history to do with Chinese migration to Melbourne, their contribution to society and the war and many other interesting facts.

There are many exhibits to see across 3 floors. Many of them are to do with celebrating Chinese new year and how it started in Melbourne.

In there they also have 2 heads from past Chinese Dragons as well as the head and body of the longest dragon in the world, it is very long and very impressive.

Definitely a good place to visit while you're in Melbourne. It isn't expensive either.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Museum of Chinese Australian Heritage is well worth a visit.
Displays are excellent and thoroughly document the rich history and contributions of Melbourne's Chinese community from the 1850s onwards.
Both family and cultural artefacts are on display and information is clear and accessible.
I particularly love the family histories documented via photos over a number of generations.
There is also moving content about more difficult times where the Chinese faced enormous challenges of racism and discrimination.
Enjoy a visit here and leave informed and inspired!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank fional943
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