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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  • Really enjoyed this place, with its colourful dragons, historic displays & beautiful gardens. There are many interesting stories to read about the Chinese ANZACS. I was distressed to learn that their ...  more »
  • Loved visiting this on Good Friday and experiencing the history behind the early settlers in Bendigo. the coin collection was immense and the dragon stunning.  more »
  • A great little museum that offered a good perspective and context regarding history. The entry fee at $12 per adult was a little expensive for what it offered. The gardens were lovely despite being on...  more »
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  • Excellent displays, could have spent hours there. Our tour guide was very informative as well as extremely funny at times. Wonderful experience and will be back some time soon.
  • Beautiful museum, well set out, really enjoyed all the culture, and craft of the Chinese people. The gardens are a tranquil place to sit for a while. Love the fish
  • Home of Sun Loong, the longest imperial dragon in the world. Also home to Loong, the oldest imperial dragon in the world. See the history of Chinese people in Bendigo region, starting from the gold rush era, through to today. Absolutely incredible historic collection of items on display. Be sure to pick up a souvenir at the gift shop to remember your visit. Your ticket also includes entry to the Chinese Gardens outside. Worth a look, very tranquil and relaxing.
  • pretty good,clean. rather bogan free. friendly staff and services. no complaints
  • Thoroughly enjoyed it! Fascinating to look at, and the tour guide knew her stuff. The carp pond is beautiful.
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