The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Historical Objects and Exhibits of the Chinese Museum, Melbourne

Chinese Museum, Melbourne - - exterior 2

The Chinese Museum is a museum of Chinese Australian History with a charter to present the history of Australians of Chinese ancestry. It holds an extensive collection of Chinese clothing and textiles, photographs, documents and artefacts that reflect the social fabric and activities of the Chinese community in Australia.

The Museum is also home to Dai Loong and the Millennium Dragon, the largest Chinese dragon in the world

Among the many exhibits and historical objects in the Chinese Museum, Melbourne the following are some of the highlights:

  • Chinese dragon


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