Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo

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Learn about Chinese culture at Golden Dragon Museum. Start by looking at traditional costumes of Bendigo's Chinese community from the late 19th century. Next, see the world's largest collection of imperial dragons, which are used in traditional dragon dances. The longest of these, Sun Loong, measures over 100 m (328 ft). You can also view the John St. Alban collection of opulent furniture and decorations from late Qing Dynasty palaces and temples. The museum houses a collection of wax figures, including one of Sun Yat-sen, from the town's long-closed Dai Gum San Wax Works. And don't leave without checking out the Horrie Bridges Collection of Chinese currency dating back to the Qin Dynasty. Bring your camera because you can take photos in the galleries. Before you head to Bendigo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bendigo tour itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Bendigo has to offer, including Golden Dragon Museum.
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  • The goldfish pond added to the enjoyment of this place. The bamboo was lovely as well. Museum was interesting and informative. The sound and light spectacular was riveting. Would have loved to see the...  more »
  • Golden Dragon Museum is well worth the look. It is full of historic information about Chinese settlement in the Bendigo region. There a re plenty of exhibits, the staff are extremely helpful and the e...  more »
  • Great collection of Chinese ceremonial parade clothes and artefacts back to Gold Rush era. Current dragon Sun Loong on permenante display along with Sea Lions and retired Dragon Loong. Displays of Chi...  more »
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  • OMG Golden Dragon museum was amazing. So worth the trip. And the staff were fantastic. Loved it
  • This is a great Museum with a wonderful collection of historical information and artifacts not to mention both the oldest as well as the longest Imperial dragons in existence. Kudos to Bendigo and all involved.
  • We didn't actually tour the museum. We just wandered around the Chinese gardens. Was very beautiful and nice atmosphere.
  • Very good Museum. Very knowledgeable guides. Well worth a visit
  • Rich chinese history. Appreciated how tough the early chinese had to do it. The artifacts are amazing
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