Museum of Trade Ceramics, Hoi An

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Learn about Hoi An’s rich industrial heritage and its vital trading port at Museum of Trade Ceramics, an archeological museum showcasing 430 ceramic artifacts detailing the history of the trade in the region. Housed in a restored traditional timber pavilion, the museum houses a collection of pottery dating from the 7th to the 18th century. Ties with China, India, Thailand, the Philippines and Japan are well documented and model boats and maps explain the trading routes and influences. Early Chinese pottery from Tang period, a great collection of Vietnamese 15th ceramics as well as items rescued from a 1733 ship wreckage are here accompanied by 8th century pieces from the Middle East. Using our international travel planner, Hoi An attractions like Museum of Trade Ceramics can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The collection of ceramics in the Museum of Trade Ceramics is only small but nonetheless interesting and the history information makes for interesting reading. The building itself is fabulous. It is a...  more »
  • This is a small museum with limited collection. It helps to explain the trading history of the region. However, the quality of the ceramic is quite average, mainly for everyday use. There are no excep...  more »
  • Spent over an hour here, so much of interest to read about the history here and lots of broken pots. Thoroughly enjoyed it and well worth the ticket.  more »
  • Very special old home of Hoi An with a great collection of Ceramics. Go there and feel the is so damn relaxing. Do go if in Hoi An.
  • The museum is located in one of the old houses of Hoi An, so even if you don't know much about ceramic (as I do), you can still enjoy the visit. Also the collection is really interesting.
  • Very nice museum, one of my favourites in Hoi An's old town
  • Restored building that provides insight into the life of Hoi An merchants, and to the ceramic trade so important to the city in years gone by. The entrance fee is included in the ticket needed to enter the city. This and other managed old buildings, provide a welcome relief to the tourist-focussed commercialism of the old city.
  • The museum itself is not really interessting, but the house is quite pretty with a nice balkony.
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