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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. Put Golden Dragon Museum into our Bendigo trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bendigo.
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  • I enjoyed the presentation, history and artefacts on display. I learnt a lot about the Chinese heritage of Bendigo.  more »
  • If you have any interest in Chinese culture then it is worth visiting this museum.It gives an idea of what migrant went through in the early days of the gold rush.It is small enough to be interesting ...  more »
  • The staff were extremely helpful and knowledgable . We went to the beautiful Chinese garden and took some photos . What we truly enjoyed was the museum . It was amazing to learn about the Chinese cult...  more »
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  • Museum is great! Heaps of cool interesting things. The only thing that upsets me is the removal of some of the structures outside and near it.
  • Excellent place to visit whether you are from Australia or overseas. Only a few hours drive from Melbourne. Worth visiting.
  • Interesting artefacts. Amazing jade pieces. Would have loved to see more stories of the first Chinese gold miners and how they suffered and yet survived through all their adversaries. Also it would be a story of success of how the third and forth generation of Chinese has now become assimilated toAustralian life
  • Excellent historical museum with amazing facts.
  • Great place for a look around