Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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My 7yo enjoyed the Golden Dragon Museum. We loved the dragons and the historical displays. The museum also gives the kids activity sheets for them to search for the answers.
As we've spend many years in Asia, the place was not that interesting for us but they have a good collection Chinese artefacts and more a history of he local Chinese community from the earlier settler... read more »
The Golden Dragon Museum definitely is a 'must see during every visitor's stay in Bendigo. I had been led to believe that an hour would be plenty for the visit but in fact a proper visit requires at l... read more »
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
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Really interesting museum. Worth a visit.
To small and to expensive.
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