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Museum of Trade Ceramics, Hoi An

(2.5/5 based on 95 reviews on the web)
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. Add Museum of Trade Ceramics to your Hoi An travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hoi An travel itinerary maker.
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  • This museum highlights Hoi An's one-time role as a major trading center. Shows all the various worldwide locations where Hoi An ceramics have been unearthed. There are a fair number of ceramics and ce...  more »
  • Hoi an and Danang in excavated old pottery and porcelain is decorated. I think uninteresting people outside of pottery and history lovers. Exhibits are not there on the second floor.
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  • This museum is very nice and worth spending 20-30 min during a visit to Hoi An. It is a good escape from the Rain / Sun 
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  • Pristine example of the old style house-back shop-front configuration. I sat down in the central courtyard and soaked up the vibe, it really calmed me. Read about the 'yin yang' roof tiles in the back yard, then head up to the first floor balcony to look out at the roofscape and appreciate the tiled uniformity. It's beautiful. Watching the street scene unfold below is good flaneurie, too.
  • -The exhibition is nice, though a bit repetitive -A good deal of the attraction for us was the exhibition on the house itself (featured on the back section) -Nice balcony on the second floor to see the street from
  • There aren't too many places really worth using one of your Old Town chits on, but this is one of them. Set in an old house, it's one of the larger attractions with a good range of ceramics and a lot of information on trade, ceramics and more recent archaeological excavations in Hoi An. It even features some of the Folklore Museum-style creepy mannequins (my favourite!).
  • Dark-ish. Nice air well. Recommended to go when sun still up. Open till 9 pm.
  • This tiny place is very dusty and sparsely decorated. The building is amazing. Go up to the top floor and look out the balcony. There is also a very friendly dog.