Fascinating Floor Talks

Introduction to the Museum
11.00am daily
Approx: 15 minutes.
Bookings not required. Admission charges apply.

Victoria’s Goldfields: Chinese Curiosities from Heritage Victoria
Temporary exhibition current until 10 November 2024.
2.00pm Wednesday 3, Monday 8 and Wednesday 10 April
Approx: 15 minutes
Bookings not required. Admission charges apply.

Yar Loong, 1939.
Photographer: Charles Sleeman
Collection: Golden Dragon Museum

The Chinese Section of White Hills Cemetery: A Walking Tour

Join Golden Dragon Museum’s Research Officer, Leigh McKinnon, on a walk into the past and learn about the Chinese section of the White Hills Cemetery.

Cemeteries are a fascinating source of information not only about the people buried in them but also their families, communities, beliefs and customs. Traditions can differ from place to place, even from town to town and learning about them and the people who followed them is an excellent way to better understand and appreciate both the people and their ways of living.

This is an outdoor event so please dress appropriately, wear comfortable shoes and bring water if you will need some.

This event is part of the National Trust’s Australian Heritage Festival.

Bookings essential via Eventbrite

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Victoria’s Goldfields: Chinese Curiosities from Heritage Victoria is a collaborative exhibition between Golden Dragon Museum and Heritage Victoria. It presents small vignettes of the Chinese presence across Victoria from the mid-1800s into the 20th century and showcases the significant collection of artefacts held by Heritage Victoria that relate to and show evidence of the Chinese diaspora across the state.

With objects that are frequently small in size, but significant in their stories, Victoria’s Goldfields shows items that help to locate Chinese communities throughout Victorian history and shine a light on stories and times that have been all too often lost to history. The exhibition also speaks to the archaeological method of investigation, analysis, and identification used by heritage archaeologists as they search for relics from the past and strive to reveal their hidden and sometimes elusive stories.

More Associated Activities

More Associated Activities will be listed here throughout the exhibition’s run.

Figure, Stone. Mid 19th century
Heritage Victoria Historical
Archeology Collection