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Chinese Museum, Melbourne
(4.2/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Chinatown, Chinese Museum’s five floors showcase the heritage and culture of Australia’s Chinese community. The purpose is to operate a museum, to promote and preserve Chinese culture and history, especially of Australian-Chinese history in Australia. To visit Chinese Museum on your holiday in Melbourne, and find out what else Melbourne has to offer, use our Melbourne trip generator.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Situated in Little Burke and Melbourne's China Town, the museum was excellent. The displays spread over 5 floors are interesting, well kept and have just enough written info not to send you cross eyed...  more »
  • The Chinese Museum is hard to find but worth the effort. It has .excellent displays of the introduction and impact of Chinese in Australia. There is a 200+ foot long dragon which needs 8 to 10 people ...  more »
  • I came to see one of the temporary exhibitions & ended up exploring the whole venue. After paying the entry fee I was given sheet outlining what was on each floor. Due to its small size compared to be...  more »
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  • This museum is fantastic - I spent 3 hours but could easily have stayed longer. There are multiple levels of things to see and learn. It was really enjoyable to learn about Chinese culture and how people lived. There are so many authentic artefacts to see. It is located in the heart of Chinatown. I will visit again if I am in Melbourne again. The staff are really nice and they have the longest dancing dragon in the world!
  • -YOU ARE HERE-green coloured dot needed for Map to eliminate delays in Fire Evacuation ----------Due to poorly designed Melbourne’s Chinatown – Chinese Museum Fire Evacuation Map. At first glance, there are so many red arrows on the maps, but it is difficult to read the map to identify my current location on the map in order to ascertain the optimal route of escape in the event of a fire. Please order new maps with clear design (-YOU ARE HERE-green coloured dot needed for Map) to be implemented at Melbourne’s Chinese Museum for the safety of locals and tourists alike. Imagine your loved ones and their friends are visiting the museum and a fire broke out which resulted in them being burned to death because of this.
  • GREAT place to learn about Melbourne's connection to the Chinese community and the immigration experience. We do this museum once a year. The kids love it. Make sure you start in the basement and work your way up.
  • Little gem in China Town, great history of Chinese in Australia and Victoria
  • Worth a visit ... Great place to understand the melbounian Chinese connection.