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Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.

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Fascinating collection

Well kept and extensive group of artifacts and details of the contributions of Chinese immigrants... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Doug P
Rome, New York
Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.

Arrived 45 minutes before closing. But had a great tour through the exhibitions. Excellent summary... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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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22 Cohen Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 February 2014

If you would like to know about the Chinese history in Australia this is a great way to do from their early arrival at gold rush time through to their expulsion (in many cases) because of the White Australia Policy and their return and acceptance...More

3  Thank TassieBoomerang
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 July 2012

It is always a richer experience if you can locate places you visit into some kind of historical and cultural context. Although this small Museum is tucked away in a side street of China Town it shares its end of town with some historically significant...More

2  Thank Star707
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well kept and extensive group of artifacts and details of the contributions of Chinese immigrants to the Australian story. Loved the LOOONG dragon used in parades.

1  Thank Doug P
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Arrived 45 minutes before closing. But had a great tour through the exhibitions. Excellent summary of the old gold miners and history of those who came after.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

I fell in love with this museum which I have visited twice and has taken further afield out of Melbourne (Bendigo and Ararat) to seek more more information regarding settlement. Learnt of the Great Walk from South Autralia to the Gold Fields in Victoria which...More

1  Thank anthony126
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I've been to Melbourne many times but never visited this museum. I enjoyed the visit, it was very interesting and loved the exhibits and the history. I particularly enjoyed the basement and the realistic atmosphere and sound effects.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Came here in June of 2018. I had a lunch appointment at Chinatown with some family and had two hours to kill before the meeting. Found this museum somewhere in Chinatown of Melbourne City. At the entry after paying the entrance fee, the staff behind...More

1  Thank Matthew N
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The museum staff were really lovely, advising us to catch the elevator up and walk down to each level to see the exhibits. There was quite a lot to see and the history of the Chinese is very interesting to me as my great, great...More

1  Thank Megzi18
Reviewed 4 May 2018

This museum has a good location, right in the heart of China town. Also, it wasn’t crowded at all, although my partner and I picked a weekend day. The museum has plenty of interesting stories that will help you learn about the Chinese community in...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Lots of great displays - the gold mining exhibit is fantastic as is the dragon. Spent a couple of hours here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

1  Thank Tamsin H
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Although small this Museum is displayed well and very interesting. I am fascinated with the history of Quong Tart and was very surprised to see a display about him. Spread over three levels with a lift to take you to the top floor it was...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Our family enjoyed the museum, it had enough information and interesting exhibits for all of us, including fun things to keep the kids attention. It cost $26 for a family of 5, which is good value as we spent just over an hour there. But...More

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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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