Chinese Museum
22 Cohen Place, Chinatown, Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Located in Melbourne’s Chinatown, the Chinese Museum’s five floors showcase the heritage and culture of Australia’s Chinese community.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Chinatown, the Chinese Museum’s five floors showcasing the heritage and culture of Australia’s Chinese community. Visit us to learn more about Chinese immigration to Australia.

The Chinatown Visitor Centre provides an orientation to Melbourne’s Chinatown, the oldest area of continuous Chinese settlement in the western world. Below ground, the Finding Gold exhibition replicates the experience of the Chinese in Australia’s 19th century goldfields.

In the Dragon Gallery, three generations of Melbourne’s processional dragons are displayed, including the world’s largest processional dragon, the Millennium Dragon. The Gallery of Chinese Australians chronicles 200-years of Chinese immigration history to Australia, told through a variety of artefacts. Discover the story of recent Chinese immigrants from all parts of the Asia Pacific region since the 1950s at the Bridge of Memories.

Special Exhibition: Han Dynasty ─ Life Everlasting
(showing until 30 April 2017)

While the power of Roman Empire was rising in the West, the Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE) founded the Eastern civilisation in China through a period of cultural and technological development, economic wealth and territorial expansion. This exhibition showcases the Han dynasty’s remarkable people, progressive ideas, and great innovations.

Accessibility information

Ramp access to underground gallery and lift access to level 1, 2 and 3 galleries. No booking required, simply mention Accessibility Weekend on arrival.

Opening hours

Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am until 4pm.

Visit the Chinese Museum for FREE