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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
Family ticket includes two adults and up to four children.
Children need to be between 5 and 14 years old.
Payment methods accepted
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  • Bicycle rack
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Catering
  • Coach parking
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Self guided
Opening hours:

Closed Christmas Day. Please refer to website for opening hours during public holidays.

  • Seven days a week
    9:30am - 5:00pm
    The museum galleries are open seven days a week from 9:30am to 5pm. The Guan Yin Temple and Yi Yuan gardens are open seven days a week from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
  • Museums Australia
All areas of the Golden Dragon Museum, Yi Yuan Gardens and Kuan Yin Temple are wheel chair accessible. Disability Assistance Dogs and Service Animals are welcome into the museum.