Our mission is to enrich the understanding of Chinese Australians through the presentation and celebration of our history, heritage, and culture.

Chinese Museum School Tour

Learn about Chinese migration to Australia, as well as the Han Dynasty and see the world’s largest processional dragon.


Author: Rose Zheng

The Museum Collection

The Chinese Museum collects material that contributes to the history of Chinese Australians and the cultural and historic interaction between the people of Australia and China.


Author: Erin Blackman

One Million Stories: Chinese Australians 200 years

The first nationwide story of the 200 year journey from the first migrant until today.


Author: Erin Blackman

Location: 22,Cohen Place, Melbourne, VIC

Our impact


school students have visited to learn about multiculturalism, immigration history, arts & culture.


Chinese Australians form part of our contemporary Australian Society whom the Chinese Museum represents.


precious artefacts form the basis of our valuable collection – the tangible heritage of our 200-year history.

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Events & Public Programs

  • In the Path of the Dao: Find out about your fortune in 2024

    “At the beginning of this new year full of hope, we convey blessings from the wisdom of the I Ching of traditional Chinese culture to everyone in the community through fortune telling.” Read more

  • Inside Out: Creativity through Diversity

    Welcome the artwork of 17 year old Jason Liu and 13 year old Jeno Liu, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, expressing themselves through art. Read more

  • Sun 11 February - Dragon Parade, Chinese Museum & Street Festival Day

    Experience the annual street festival in Chinatown with the Millenium Dragon parade and discounted entry to Chinese Museum. Read more

  • Enter the Dragon: Kungfu Ancient and New

    Experience the vitality of the Year of the Dragon with Chinese Kung Fu in performance. Read more

  • 2024 House of the Heart

    The much loved and celebrated House of the Heart returns to the Chinese Museum. Read more

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