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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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Impressive building

The building is very impressive and well worth a visit. Ceramics quite interesting. Bonus I found was great photo opportunities from the upstsirs balcony of the beautiful ancient... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is very impressive and well worth a visit. Ceramics quite interesting. Bonus I found was great photo opportunities from the upstsirs balcony of the beautiful ancient town.

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

This very dark ( and cool) building houses a respectable selection of ceramics culled from ship wrecks during Hoi An's golden age as a Trading port. Through the description of the pieces and their provenance, you get a real feel for the trade aspects of the economic history of the city and the country. the building itself is well worth... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We went there to see some ceramics and ended paying more attention to the old house than to the pottery. The old house is well-preserved and prettier than some Old Houses which require an entrance fee. There are not so much pottery exhibited and the oldest ones are in pieces, but is still interesting enough. The museum is worth the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

There are very few pieces that are old and in good shape. Most of the old pottery is in pieces, and the signage is hard to read in places (the font type is too small), but the house itself is probably worth the price of entry. You do get to go upstairs, and there's no one here to sell you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

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 ceramic shards exhibited. You need to show your Old Town ticket to get in.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

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

Thank Hanoch S
Hong Kong, China
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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.

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Adelaide, Australia
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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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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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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.

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