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


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

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

Who We Are

An eight-part video series that celebrates Australia’s multicultural heritage by providing insights into the immigration journeys of eight Chinese-Australians and their significant participation in contemporary Australian society.


Author: Ivy Wang

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

  • Call Out | Collecting Chinese Australian stories

    Would you like to share your story with the National Library of Australia for the oral history project? Read more

  • Coming Soon: Guided Museum Tour and Lunch Special

    Guided Museum Tour and Lunch Special - book a Chinese Museum group tour & lunch package, and get $6 off the price of your lunch! Read more

  • Creative Laneways Installation

    Seven new lightboxes, featuring the work of artist Ruofan Lei, will be installed in Smythe Lane as part of the Flash Forward program. Read more

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   The Real Face of White Australia is a series of projects aimed at increasing awareness and use of a powerful set of historical documents created in the administration of the White Australia Policy in the first half of the twentieth century.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