EventsLevel 1, Temporary ExhibitionsFinding Gold DisplayLevel 2, Bridge of MemoriesChinese Museum Melbourne Location

Current Exhibition

Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial, C00429

Chinese Anzacs: Chinese Australians and World War One

14 July 2014 – 31 July 2015

When World War One was declared in 1914, Australia rallied behind the Allied efforts. More than 330,000 mobilised personnel were called to action, of which, a small proportion were Australians of Chinese descent. Billy Sing, Caleb Shang and Hunter Poon are some of the well-known Chinese Australians who served in the frontline.… Read more

Upcoming Event

Chinese New Year Melbourne

Celebrate the Year of the Goat

Sunday 22 February 2015

Start the Chinese New Year celebration at the Chinese Museum. Melbourne Chinatown will feature traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural activities, festivities, dances, Chinese opera and singing, karaoke competition, numerous stalls of culinary delights, arts and crafts, Chinese chess competitions, lion dances, dragon parades, calligraphy and children’s events.… Read more

Donation of the Month

Restaurant banner, c.1960s


Part of a set of five, this banner is a wonderful reminder of the popular Tientsin restaurant. It operated on Acland Street in St Kilda from the 1930s to the 1980s, first as the Tiensin Café, then a Tientsin restaurant after a move across the street in 1957. Chinese and non-Chinese clientele alike enjoyed the restaurant’s extensive menu of dishes at inexpensive prices.… Read more