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Chinese Museum, Melbourne

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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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  • The museum is overall good maybe a bit small, more items would be great. Sometimes too much text to read, but interesting, The best part is the top floor with all the old items and the last floor unde...  more »
  • It may be small and hidden away in a laneway off Chinatown, but the museum is definitely worth a visit. it's more than just a collection of beautiful clothes and the longest dragon I've ever seen. it'...  more »
  • I found Melbourne's Chinatown to be more interesting than any other city's and the museum was a gem hidden away in an alley. There was lots to see and learn and the lady at the desk was very welcoming...  more »
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  • The most impressive part of the museum is the incredibly long Chinese dragon - supposedly the longest in the world. Otherwise there is no cohesion or narrative or logical timeline in the exhibits - they tell you to start at the top floor and work your way down to the basement - when the basement is really where the timeline of chinese immigrants in Australia actually begins. Not worth the $11 per person entry fee.
  • Good Comedy venue but killer stairs to tea room. Nice, compact museum.
  • Great museum. Very interesting and the basement level is awesome. Worth visiting.
  • Detailed history of the Chinese community in Australia. Beautifully presented and is really a labour of love. Occasionally has new exhibits as well.
  • Went to see comdey festival. Good night out