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The Golden Dragon Museum is Victoria's first accredited museum and it beautifully presents processional regalia, carved furniture and costumes embroidered with gold bullion thread. Artefacts date as far back as the Shang Dynasty 1600 -1026BC.

Experience a living history of the Chinese people in Bendigo, from the gold rush of the 1850s to the present day, at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Australia.

Located at the entrance to the museum is a gift shop, tea rooms, education centre and research library. The Museum's Chinese precinct includes the Yi Yuan Gardens, the Guan Yin temple and the Dai Gum San forecourt.

Individuals welcomed and insightful educational tours, on a range of subjects, bring the museum to life for group bookings. The educational tours for school groups include a range of Primary and Secondary topics including Year 7 Ancient history, Year 9 Immigration and VCE History revolutions.

Light meals are available in the Tea rooms and gift items are available for purchase in the gift shop.

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Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Children under 5 are free

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  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Self guided
Opening hours:
  • Tuesday
    9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday
    9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday
    9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday
    9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday
    9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday
    9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Museums Australia
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times