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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  • The museum contains artifacts of 19th century chinese migration you will not find elsewhere. Retired festival dragons can be inspected close up but for me the gem was the collection of photographs of ...  more »
  • We had this on our Bendigo to do list to get an understanding of the Chinese story to Bendigo. We got that and more. The story of the Chinese presence was well presented and preserved including the di...  more »
  • There is a real sense of history as you walk through this incredible space with its many displays detailing history of the Chinese in early Bendigo. Make sure you take in the gardens & the working tem...  more »
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  • Some antiques stuff even you can't find from the Museums in China. Astonishing history stories can let you stay there few hours. It really worth to visit. Also the lovely Chinese garden in another side of Museum .
  • Wonderful museum for anyone who has interest in fine antiques and beautiful Chinese art/culture. Holds some of the rarest Chinese artifacts today! Give it a go, especially if you are like me, born Chinese.
  • Tourist attraction. Low cost. Great displays and historical facts.
  • A great local treasure. Some amazing displays and great history teachings. My daughter loved it.
  • Great historical place. Very entertaining.

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