We research, preserve and present Chinese culture and Australian history, to recognize and celebrate the identity of Chinese Australians


New! Digital Cultural Adventures: Wing Chun Kung Fu

This digital program allows students to visit the Chinese Museum from their classroom. Students will learn about the origins of Kung Fu, its health benefits, as well as learn and practice a few movements.


Author: Erin Blackman

Convergence: The Art of Zhou Xiaoping in Aboriginal Australia

Convergence: Zhou Xiaoping’s work reflects an intersection between two cultures and two peoples.


Author: Ivy Wang

Location: 22,Cohen Place, Melbourne

New! Digital Cultural Adventures: Amazing Inventions from Ancient China

This digital program allows students to visit the Chinese Museum from their classroom. Learn about Emperor Qin and his Terracotta Army, inventions that emerged during the Han Dynasty and the importance of the Silk Road.


Author: Erin Blackman

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

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

  • The Real Face of White Australia Transcription Project

    The Real Face of White Australia is a series of projects aimed at increasing awareness and use of a powerful set of historical documents created in the administration of the White Australia Policy in the first half of the twentieth century. Read more

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