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Golden Dragon Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Loong - Bendigo's cultural pride

"Another boring museum" I thought, but hey, can't not do this museum thing when so much has been... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NotTooLateBuddy
Great historical presentation

This would be of great interest to anyone with Chinese-Australian heritage or anyone interested in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
AustraliaSam2014
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5-11 Bridge St, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

"Another boring museum" I thought, but hey, can't not do this museum thing when so much has been said about the historical significance of the Chinese dragon here. I was so wrong and the visit was worth every cent of the admission fee!! At the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NotTooLateBuddy
Reviewed 4 days ago

This would be of great interest to anyone with Chinese-Australian heritage or anyone interested in Australian history in general. Well presented and comprehensive with some exquisite craftwork displayed. Make sure you checkout the carved jade coach ..... all 2.2 tonne of it!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AustraliaSam2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Golden Dragon Museum contains many little known facts about the Chinese arrival and life on the gold fields of Bendigo, as well as housing the large ceremonial dragons. More suited to adults as there are many items to read.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museumn and gardens were very well done and a pleasant surprise. The museum and gardens have done an excellent job in demionstrating the role of the Chinese in the Gold Rush era. As a kid I attended many an Easter Parade where Sun Loong...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For an admission fee of $10 / person this museum is a must see. The Chinese have had a big influence in Bendigo since the gold rush days and their history and hardships are gathered together under one roof. Great displays of artefacts, clothing, ceramics...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has improved immensely since my previous visit to the old headquarters in the 1940's. Is extremely well presented with a large number of exhibits & the coffee shop & gift shop are worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ray H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a great experience. The age of these incredibly beautiful artifacts is hard to fathom and this year the will introduce a third Chinese dragon. The gardons are a quaint addition to the small but full museum. A lovely cultural experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 17 December 2018

The museum, gardens and temple are well worth looking at! The beautiful artifacts are just amazing, the information provided by our guide made this all the more of a rich experience. I learnt so much and found this place was extremely fascinating, i really didnt...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LastLadyStanding
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Well worth the visit. Wasn't too aware of the Chinese influence of old in the area but this place brings back the past to give it a vivid aspect on Bendigo's history. Was good to see they'd put on display some pertinent background on soldiers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve P
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Nice place to visit and see the history of the Dragon. The gardens are charming and peaceful with some lovely features.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Elaine H
24 September 2018|
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Response from Sun L | Property representative |
You can visit the gardens and temple without paying, The museum is ticketed.
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jiri p
4 January 2018|
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Response from MarcelC826 | Reviewed this property |
John Wade 29 has nailed the various prices. It’s actually cheap considering the quality of the attraction. Make sure you pay the fee for the local guide as the experience is so much richer.
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jiri p
4 January 2018|
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Response from jebskulker | Reviewed this property |
yeah $12, and they took cash or credit card
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