Chinese Museum

The Chinese Museum’s building, located in the heart of Chinatown, was built by the Cohen Bros. in 1890 and used originally as a furniture warehouse. It was acquired in 1984 by the Victorian State Government to enable the establishment of a Museum to provide the heritage and cultural foundation for Melbourne’s Chinatown.

The Museum has built up a collection of over 8,000 items of Chinese Australian heritage, which have been donated – many being from Chinese Australians who have a long family history in Australia.

Through our collection and our research, the Chinese Museum presents the 200-year history of Chinese Australians to as wide an audience as possible with a national and international touring program.


22 Cohen Place, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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