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Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo
(4.3/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Enjoyed looking at the clothes, artifacts etc of the chinese community in early Bendigo days. The jade chariot was spectacular 
  • I enjoyed the museum. The pamphlets were informative. Also the museum itself was fascinating. I loved looking at the traditional clothing, the dragons and the history of the Chinese people in Bendigo....  more »
  • Love going over the holidays, dosnt matter how many times we visit there is always something that I missed on the visit before! It's amazing to read & see Bendigo's historical past & nothing beats see...  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