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Golden Dragon Museum, Bendigo

(4.3/5 based on 360+ 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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  • The Golden Dragon Museum is full of Chinese artefacts and history from the Bendigo goldfields. It also houses the oldest and longest Chinese dragon in the Southern Hemisphere. It is stunning. The gold...  more »
  • I took a couple of visitors to see the museum. Wow, it is such a comprehensive museum and every item is so interesting and all have the such good information. As a child my Grandfather would take us t...  more »
  • This is a must see if visiting Bendigo, i never would have dreamed of finding such a comprehensive Chinese museum in Australia. Everything from a carriage made entirely of Jade to the Easter Monday pa...  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