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

我们研究,保存并展示中华文化和澳大利亚历史,藉此认同及表扬澳籍华人的身份

One Million Stories: Chinese Australians 200 years

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

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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.

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Author: Rose Zheng

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival: Tea Heaven

Visit the Chinese Museum's Tea Heaven as part of 2021 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Winter Edition. Relax and enjoy the rituals and tastes crafted over 5000 years, in this small group experience.

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Author: Ivy Wang

Location: 22 Cohen Place,, Melbourne

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.

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Author: Erin Blackman

Our impact

400,000

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

1.26M

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

8,000

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

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Events & Public Programs

  • Melbourne Food & Wine Festival: Tea Heaven

    Visit the Chinese Museum's Tea Heaven as part of 2021 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Winter Edition. Relax and enjoy the rituals and tastes crafted over 5000 years, in this small group experience. Read more

  • Building Redevelopment Fundraising Dinner

    The Chinese Museum invites you to a fundraising dinner that launches the redevelopment of the Museum building. Read more

  • Painted: The Immigrants' Self Portrait

    ‘Painted: The Immigrants' Self Portrait’ is an art and documentary series featuring immigrant families that uses the process of portraiture to explore the diaspora and definition of home for immigrant families. 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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