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The NT Chinese Museum

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Published October 11th 2017
The NT Chinese Museum is located on 25 Woods Street Darwin, adjacent to The Chinese Temple.

The NT Chinese Museum, Darwin, Chinese people history in Darwin
The NT Chinese Museum


At NT Chinese Museum, you can explore the Chinese settlement in Darwin and surrounding areas through some archival photographs, historical texts and stories and collection of interesting memorabilia. The collection of NT Chinese Museum showcases the social, religious and cultural aspects of Darwin life of its Chinese settlers and also its impact on the rest of Australia over the years.

The NT Chinese Museum, Darwin, Chinese people history in Darwin
Some of The NT Chinese Museum's collection


The NT Chinese Museum, Darwin, Chinese people history in Darwin
The lion's heads for the lion dance


You can find interesting family trees and personal histories of prominent Chinese families in Darwin and in surrounding areas. There is also a small model of the old Chinatown that gives you the chance to see what the bustling streets were like in the early days before the Darwin bombing.

The NT Chinese Museum, Darwin, Chinese people history in Darwin
Some memorabilia that you can find at the museum


The NT Chinese Museum, Darwin, Chinese people history in Darwin
The old Chinatown in Darwin before the Darwin bombing


The museum is open to the public and other institutions, for general interest, research and education purposes. The museum is open from March to November from 10am to 2pm every day except on Mondays and public holidays. Small entrance fees apply, $4/adult, $2/child (6 to 16 years old), $10/family (2 adults and up to 3 children) and $3 for seniors.

The NT Chinese Museum, Darwin, Chinese people history in Darwin
The wall near Litchfield St entrance


You can enter the museum through 25 Wood St entrance or from 8 Litchfield entrance. Please visit website www.chungwahnt.asn.au or telephone number (08) 8941 0898 for more information.
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Why? Discover stories and histories of Chinese settlers during the gold rush
When: Every day, except Mondays and public holidays
Phone: (08) 8941 0898
Where: 25 Wood St Darwin NT 0800
Cost: $4/A, $2/C (6 - 16 yo), $10/F (2A 3C), $3/senior
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