Chinese heritage is an integral part of Bendigo. From the goldrush to the present day, the Bendigo Chinese community has influenced the proud history of Bendigo – from its traditions of charitable works for local hospitals to its spectacular displays in the Bendigo Easter Festival.
The Golden Dragon Museum is a living history of the Chinese people of Bendigo and now as the hub of Chinese cultural activity in Australia the museum allows visitors to experience first-hand Chinese arts, history and culture.
As well as the museum and its wonderful dragons, processional regalia, stunning textiles and other treasures you can also visit the Yi Yuan Gardens (Garden of Joy). Based on the Imperial Palace in Beijing, the architecture and construction of the gardens is authentic in every way. Visitors should also be certain to visit the Buddhist Temple dedicated to Guan Yin the Goddess of Mercy and look through the Gift Shop for a lasting memento of your visit.
From 26 December – 31 January open seven days a week 9.30am – 5.00pm. Closed some public holidays.
Prior bookings are not required but conditions of entry apply.
Please check website for details and admission charges.