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

  • Artist's Insights: Zhou Xiaoping (Mandrain Only)

    Together with the launch of contemporary artist Zhou Xiaoping’s book, From Crowds to Wilderness. Read more

  • Screen Presence 24

    Chinese Museum & RMIT Culture proudly present Read more

  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival 

    Welcome to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, returning once again to the Chinese Museum! With an impressive lineup of shows, purchase tickets now. Read more

  • Dragon Spring: Chengdu Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition

    Spreading Chengdu's intangible culture worldwide, merging tradition with fashion, preserving ecology, and innovation. Read more

  • 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

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