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: Mindy Meng Wang

    Register now to listen to Chinese / Australian Composer and world leading contemporary Guzheng Performing Artist Mindy Meng Wang's Artist Insights on Sunday 19 November, 2-3pm Read more

  • Introduction to Classical Chinese Instruments

    Try your hand at playing these instruments in a hands-on music workshop tailored for those interested in furthering their music knowledge and skill. Read more


    Chinese Australian filmmakers Tony Ayres and Lisa Wang screen their films and reflect on their early works drawing comparisons to current day aspirations. Read more

  • Kung Fu from the Shaolin Temple

    An evening showcasing the origins of martial arts, with an emphasis on mind, body, and spirit. From tea-pouring to self-defence, experience martial arts in its various forms and applications from Sifu Damien Chauremootoo and his team. Read more

  • Chinese Museum Arts Collective x Collective Polyphony Festival

    Chinese Museum Arts Collective will host an exhibition opening at Testing Grounds on 9 September 2023, 11-2pm, with musical performances and attended by all artists involved. Read more

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