Do you have a passion for history and the arts and are looking for somewhere unique to volunteer?

Come along to Golden Dragon Museum’s free Volunteer Morning Tea.

A guided tour of the Museum and an information session on what volunteering opportunities there are will be followed by light refreshments.

When: Monday 27 March, 10.00AM-11.30AM
Where: 11 Bridge Street, Bendigo.

Please RSVP via email to Stephanie Bower,
our Visitor Experiences Officer at
[email protected]
or call 03 5441 5044

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Bridge Street 1861. Future Site of the Bridge Street Chinatown. State Library of Victoria

Easter at the Golden Dragon Museum


Friday: 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday:  9.30am – 5pm
Sunday: 9.30am – 11am AND 3pm – 6pm
Monday: 9.30am – 5pm


Chinese Historical Walking Tours
10.30am – 11.30am AND 2pm – 3pm
Bookings required, phone 03 5441 5044. Gold coin donation.

Children’s Lantern Making Workshop (Yi Yuan Gardens)
10am – 3pm
Get creative and decorate your own Chinese lantern. Materials supplied for this free activity; no booking required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Parental supervision required.


A Joyous Celebration – 喜庆 XĬQÌNG
11am – 12.30pm
The Bendigo Chinese Association Plum Blossom dance team will grace the stage along with cultural performances by visiting Chinese associations.

Awakening of the Dragon
2pm – 4pm
A traditional celebration of lion and dragon dance, presented by the Bendigo Chinese Association and visiting lion teams. Concluding with the lighting of 100,000 firecrackers, used to wake Dai Gum Loong from his slumber in preparation for his appearance in the Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade.

O’Brien Plumbing & HVAC Torchlight Procession
7pm – Late
This unique procession lights up Bendigo’s streetscapes magnificently. Featuring illuminated entries from local emergency services, community groups and the Bendigo Chinese Association.


Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade
12.30pm – 2:20pm (approximately)

Return of the Dragon
2.30pm (approximately; after the conclusion of the Bendigo Advertiser Gala Parade).
The Bendigo Chinese Association Lion Team will combine with visiting lion and dragon teams to welcome Dai Gum Loong on his return to the Golden Dragon Museum.