Golden Dragon Museum

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. Central to the permanent display is Sun Loong, the longest imperial dragon in the world. The Museum also features one of the finest collections of Chinese processional regalia in the world, and several hundred Chinese coins, some dating back to 221 BC.

Address: 
5 -11 Bridge Street, Bendigo, VIC
Tel: 
0354415044
Hours: 
9.30am-5pm daily, except Christmas day
Admission: 
Adults $7.00, Children (5-14yrs) $4.00, Families $20.00 (2 adults & 4 children), Concession $5.00, Children under 5yrs free.
Facilities: 
Wheelchair - strollers available, wheelchair access, guided tours, gift shop, toilets, restaurant, seminar - workshop facility, brochures in English, Japanese, Chinese , French, German, Dutch, library, cooking classes, language classes - mandarin, research, Tai Chi classes, education programs, restaurant, brochures in English, Japanese, Chinese, German, Dutch, library, cooking classes.
Collection: 
Approximately 2000 photographs, including objects, embroidery and costumes. A unique living collection. The largest collection of Chinese processional regalia, including seven Chinese dragons, costumes and banners. A selection of these cultural objects are used annually in Bendigo's Easter Parade, a local tradition to raise funds for charity since 1871.
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Items

Chinese Dragon

Loong

Loong
Creator:
Unknown, Fat Shan, China
Description:
Loong is the oldest Imperial dragon in the world, arrived in Bendigo from China (Fatt San) for the Bendigo Easter Procession in 1892. Also used in Federation 1901, to welcome the Duke
and Duchess of York, who arrived in Melbourne to open Parliament. Restored
in 2001 for Centenary of Federation.
Date:
1892

Bendigo, Victoria

Chinese Dragon

Sun Loong

Creator:
Lo On Kee, Hong Kong
Description:
Sun Loong is the longest Imperial Dragon in the world being just over (300ft) 100m long, he has 4500 individual scales and is covered in 92,000 mirrors
Date:
created 1969, first parade 1970

Award

Creator:
Bendigo Easter fair committee
Description:
Cream silk rectangle in Darkwood frame. Reads "Presented to the Chinese residents of Sandhurst (Bendigo) by the Easter Fair Committee of 1879"
Date:
1879

Banner

Banner for Hung Mun Gee Gung Tong

Creator:
Unknown
Description:
Horizontal Banner approx 3.5m long reads in Chinese characters "Presented to the Bendigo Masonic by the Chinese Association of Melbourne on the occasion of the opening of the Masonic Building.
Date:
c 1900

Bendigo, Melbourne

Award

Illuminated Certificate

Creator:
Cambridge Press, Bendigo
Description:
Large hand illuminated certificate presented to the Chinese residents of Bendigo and district by the Bendigo Easter Fair Committee 1919.
Date:
1919

Bendigo