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Museum of Trade Ceramics

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Address: 80 Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An flourished from the 16th to 18th century largely due to its export...

Hoi An flourished from the 16th to 18th century largely due to its export of ceramics, the history of which is chronicled in this museum.

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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hanoch S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Good collection, some good signage, but it could be better. Good examples of Vietnamese trading connections and particularly ceramics for Islamic cultures of SE Asia, and further. Wanted to edit many of the labels.

Thank RafikiLondon
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The museum has some interesting information on the history of hoi an and ceramics. They offer information in vietnamese, engkish and french. They had a good range of cermaics and fragments that have been recovered from digs in the region. This region has an interesting history as a major trading port in the 17th and 18th century with a lot... More 

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San Marcos, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I really liked the wooden building. The inside was somewhat boring, basically the history of Hoi an trade with other countries such as Thailand and China. Has some decent looking pottery pieces.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Take time to read the posters, which describe the archaeological digs for ceramics in the old houses of Hoi An. Some of the excavated porcelain are displayed, including some salvaged from a shipwreck. The building itself is also a fine example of traditional Hoi An houses.

Thank clarissachou
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Struggling to remember much about this attraction other than pieces of broken pottery. The house itself was quite interesting and what attracted us inside but once inside, quite disappointing.

Thank KiwiKerry53
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Nice building poor content. You will see the all museum in 5 mins. No really lots of stuff to see. No much explanation about the museum and items displayed.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had a quick look ( < 10 mins) through the Musueum of Trade Ceramics. A few displays (other than all the broken ceramics) were OK but neither of us was enthused with heaps of pieces of broken pottery.

Thank OzMontyQ
Stirling, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Liked this historic house / museum as it felt more authentic and there was not the major retail dimension to the visit. Free to wander around the museum (no obligatory 'guided' tour). Interesting ceramics collection and short video about the history and architecture of Hoi An.

Thank Kenneth1960
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Very little museum but well maintained and the house is a must for Ancient house lovers We were lucky as not many tourists were here so we could have many explanations from locals

Thank yves r

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