Wearing Your Heart On Your SleeveThe Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Medium MuseumsMid-Autumn comes to the Chinese Museum this SeptemberHan Dynasty: Life Everlasting
Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve
The Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Medium Museums
Mid-Autumn comes to the Chinese Museum this September
Han Dynasty: Life Everlasting






Weekends from 1-16 September

Moon Lantern Festival programs

1pm to 3pm on Sat and Sun

Location: Chinese Museum


As part of the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebration, the Chinese Museum is putting on FREE Mooncake demonstration workshops for children.  By the end of the workshop, children will have created a special box to take home with, along with hands-on experience of Chinese culture.

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Until Sunday 23 September

Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve

Location: Level 1 Gallery

In 1818 Mak Sai Ying arrived in Sydney as the first known migrant of Chinese descent – the start of a 200-year journey of the Chinese community in Australia. At this 200 year milestone, the Australian population now comprises over 1.2 million Chinese Australians – a community that has influenced the evolution of contemporary Australian Society and, in the future, will play a pivotal role in the shaping of Australia as a nation, particularly in its engagement with the Asia Pacific region.

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Until 23 September

Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve

Location: Chinese Museum


A journey about personal and shared cultural identity reflected through the garments Chinese Australians have worn over the past 200 years in Australia. A transition from traditional dress through to the adoption of a new identity as contemporary Chinese Australians.
The exhibition has been created in partnership between the Chinese Museum and Deakin University.

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3 floors available for functions, exhibitions and other events


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Join in the celebration of 200 years of Chinese Australian history.


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Adult $11
Concession/Child $9
Family $26 (2 Adult + 3 Children)*Guided tours available, bookings essential

For adults: What’s On / Public Programs / Guided Tours
For students: Education / Excursions /


The Chinese Museum is located in Melbourne's Chinatown – 22 Cohen Place, between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets, behind Her Majesty's Theatre. We are accessible by public transport. Our nearest train station is Parliament Station.


Daily 10am -4pm

Closed Public Holidays: New Year's Day, Australia Day, Labour Day, Easter (Fri 20 April- Mon 2 April), ANZAC Day, Queen's Birthday, Friday before the AFL Grand Final, Melbourne Cup, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.


Tel: (03) 9662 2888

Email: info@chinesemuseum.com.au