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Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.

22 Cohen Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 2888
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Very interesting cultural museum over 5 floors plus basement.

Worth spending an hour in here. Start at the top floor as it showcases the Chinese people who came... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Sydney, Australia
A great way toget some context.

If you've visited every Chinatown in every city and never felt inclined to delve in to the history... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Newcastle, Australia
via mobile
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Located in the heart of Melbourne's Chinatown, the Chinese Museum's five floors showcase the heritage and culture of Australia's Chinese community. Our purpose is to operate a museum, to promote and preserve Chinese Culture and history - especially of Australian-Chinese history in Australia.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
22 Cohen Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9662 2888
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Worth spending an hour in here. Start at the top floor as it showcases the Chinese people who came to Australia in the 1850s. Lots of interesting historical photos and memorabilia to view and read; interactive displays involving recorded interviews with famous and not so...More

1  Thank BelC0001
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

If you've visited every Chinatown in every city and never felt inclined to delve in to the history of the Chinese in Australia, here is your chance. Perfectly situated in the heart of Melbourne and close to Chinatown itself, this museum warrants an hour or...More

Thank sheusz
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Highly recommended to anyone in the vicinity of Melbourne Chinatown to visit this attraction. Exhibits located over four floors deliver an interesting introduction to Chinese migrants to Melbourne Australia. Each floor has a particular theme of history, particularly the paintings by Chinese artist Zhou Xiaoping...More

Thank rjc2017
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This museum in the heart if Chinatown is excellent. Three floors of Chinese history includes some intersting historic items, through a history of Asian migration to Australia, to a full sized Chinese Dragon which extends over two floors to a recreation of a gold mine....More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

There are three floors to explore. Plenty of photos and antiques. The part I liked most was where you go through a reconstructed ship the immigrants travelled in; very cramped.

Thank John D
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Very cool place but it’s not in the open, you have to turn down a little street to find it. About 4-5 floors to explore so there are quite a few steps to take. Overall a very informative experience as we had a guide with...More

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 26 October 2017

After quite a few visits to Melbourne I finally made it to the Museum of Chinese Australian History. The staff on entry were friendly and very happy to explain the museum layout. The entry charge of $11 is quite reasonable. I must say it wasn't...More

Thank oztripperz
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Excellent unfolding of the history of Chinese Australia with special reference to the Chinese cultural influence on the wider Australian culture. As well as well presented dioramas of history, there are beautiful embroidered clothing and the longest Chinese lion you will ever see. Well worth...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Visited this amazing museum recently. It was easy to find even though it's tucked away off Little Bourke St in Chinatown. Very reasonable entry cost and informative staff at the front desk. I went on a week day in the morning so it was quiet...More

Thank NellN59
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Located on Cohen Place, between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets in the heart of Melbourne's Chinatown- it's one of those places you could easily walk past without actually realising it's there (thankfully it's well signposted). Admission is $11/adult and $9/child. Whilst some visitors may think...More

1  Thank Dingo_dude
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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