Guan Di Temple

Queen Victoria Art Gallery at Royal Park

This temple, formally known as the Joss House, holds the contents of a number of Chinese temples from north-eastern Tasmanian mining towns.  As these temples grandually closed down, their contents were kept and eventually donated to the Museum.

Guan Di Temple is still a working Joss House and offers a unique window into Chinese religious practice in Tasmania during the 1880s. The collection includes decorated plaques, incense burners and other ceremonial items.