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Chinese Museum, Melbourne

(4.2/5 based on 95+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Spent 2-3 hours in this place and learnt a lot about Chinese history in Australia as well as the Han Dynasty. Plenty of artefacts to view and it's structured very well. The museum is in a very old 4 s...  more »
  • We were able to use the concession discount (over 65) so we saved a few dollars. The museum was educational and interesting. It was housed over 5 floors. There was an elevator available to go between ...  more »
  • Excellent displays are located on most levels of this museum with easy to read explanations of most exhibits. If you have about two hours to spare in your itinerary, this meseum is worth considering. ...  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.