Golden Dragon Museum

The Golden Dragon Museum is the first museum in Victoria to become accredited through the museum accreditation program in 1997.

The Golden Dragon Museum provides a living history of The Chinese people of Bendigo from the goldrush of the 1850's to the present day.

Located at the entrance to the museum and part of the Chinese precinct of Bendigo, are the Yi Yuan gardens, the Kuan Yin temple and the new Dai Gum San forecourt.


The museum presents one of the largest collection of Chinese processional regalia in the world, including nine Chinese dragons, a large Qing Dynasty costume and regalia collection. A selection of these cultural objects are used annually in Bendigo's Easter Parade, a local tradition to raise funds for charity since the late 1870s.

Central to the permanent display is Sun Loong, the longest imperial dragon in the world. The Museum also features carved furniture, a life size carved Serpentine stone Chariot and several hundred Chinese coins, some dating back to 221 BC.

The archives contain approximately 14,000 photographs, 20,000 objects and 10,000 works on paper.