A living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown, the Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Australians of Chinese descent.
The museum’s five floors showcase the heritage and culture of Australia's Chinese community. Permanent exhibitions highlight Melbourne's Chinatown history, the experience of Chinese goldminers, Melbourne's dragons – including the Dai Loong millennium dragon, the largest Chinese dragon in the world – Chinese Australian artefacts and the Bridge of Memories exhibition exploring identity.
Housed in a historic warehouse building, built in 1890 by the Cohen Bros firm of furniture manufacturers, the Chinese Museum hosts cultural workshops and annual Chinese festivities.
The building is also home to the Chinatown Visitor Centre, which runs audio and heritage tours of Chinatown. Entry to the visitor centre is free, so drop in to browse the historical displays and exotic souvenirs for sale in the gift shop.
22 Cohen Place
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 9662 2888
Mon: 10am – 4pmTue: 10am – 4pmWed: 10am – 4pmThu: 10am – 4pmFri: 10am – 4pmSat: 10am – 4pmSun: 10am – 4pm
* Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Payment method accepted
All major cards
How to get there
Public Transport Victoria