EventsLevel 1, Temporary ExhibitionsFinding Gold DisplayChinese Museum Melbourne Location

Current Exhibition


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 Exhibition


Flora Masterworks by Chinese Master Painter Wenli Huang

8 – 13 August 2015

This exhibition presents paintings by notable Chinese painter and calligrapher, Huang Wenli. Ms Huang was born in Shenyang and graduated from the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, in Liaoning Province. She is a professor at Beijing National University as well as a Master Instructor at Liaoning Province’s Artists Association.… Read more

Donation of the Month

A postman’s Chinese teapot in a basket

This tea set was given to Cecil Douglas (1897-1961) who worked as a postman delivering mail from the General Post Office in Melbourne. It was one of a number of gifts he received from appreciative Chinese customers. He was also given embroidered handkerchiefs and once, a German Shepherd puppy.

Others recall drinking tea from sets like these in the old clan stores in Little Bourke Street.… Read more