EventsLevel 1, Temporary ExhibitionsFinding Gold DisplayChinese Museum Melbourne Location

Han Dynasty

Han Dynasty: Life Everlasting

2 July 2016 – April 2017

This exhibition tells the story of the Han Dynasty, a great age of social and cultural development in China. Over 2,000 years ago, it formed the foundations for the Chinese culture and people of today. The Han Dynasty lives on through the important people, ideas and innovations of that period, and the objects left behind.… Read more

Current Exhibition

Chinese Anzacs: Chinese Australians and World War One

16 March– 3 May 2016

Due to popular demand, this exhibition is returning for a limited time.

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 Exhibitions

Chungking Legation: Australia’s Diplomatic Mission in Wartime China

11 June – September 2016

This exhibition tells the story of the work and people of Australia’s diplomatic mission to wartime China’s capital of Chungking (now Chongqing) between 1941 and 1946.

Highlights include the little known stories such as those of Charles Lee, Australia’s first Chinese-Australian diplomat and ‘Operation Pig Bristle’.… Read more


The Chinese Museum is located in Melbourne’s Chinatown – 22 Cohen Place, between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets, behind Her Majesty’s Theatre.
Address: 22 Cohen Place
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia