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Zhejiang Provincial Museum

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Address: No.25 Gushan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310007, China
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09:00 - 17:00
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If you love pottery...

Part of a larger complex, the main building is devoted to a history of Celadon Pottery, a specialty of the area for over a millennia. If you love pottery, you'll love the museum... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Part of a larger complex, the main building is devoted to a history of Celadon Pottery, a specialty of the area for over a millennia. If you love pottery, you'll love the museum. Also contains exhibits on lacquer ware and other crafts as well. Free to visit!

Thank GraniteStudio
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

The museum includes works in lacquer and other materials but the ceramic display is what makes this museum so memorable. The displays are of a very high standard with excellent explanatory labels in both English and Chinese.

Thank j0nwhiteley
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Chinese provinces compete with each other to create the best museum experience, with Shaanxi arguably out front. Zhejiang is in there slugging, however, with its four-level facility on The West Lake Cultural Square (the original site near West Lake is CLOSED, don't be confused like I was originally). I've been to more than 20 provincial museums over the years and... More 

1 Thank Jon A
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

It's small and most impressive exhibition of its collections are lacquer wares donated by a couple. The art gallery next doors exhibites quite a few Chinese ink and brush paintings by a famous latter-day painter, Jiang Binhong.

Thank Ashley K
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Be sure you explore to the left building and to the right building. Althought the pottery is fascinating, the library and paintings were the real treasures there for me.

Thank ChristineJT0421
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

We have visited the Zhejiang Provincial Museum at Gushan and there was another branch at Wulin Square. The displays were concentrating on pottery and lacquareward particularly between Ming to Quing Dynasty. It was a 3-storey building with nice displays on individual floors while the entry to this museum was free. Recommend to have a look at the pottery displays in... More 

Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Visited the West Lake Cultural Square branch of this museum yesterday. Wander through the halls to see ancient relics - the traditions of ceramics, lacquered items, clothing and textiles and tea production. These go back many, many centuries. Even today Zhejiang has a thriving textile, ceramics, clothing and tea growing. As you drive from Hangzhou to Wuzhen the factories proudly... More 

Thank PAC6917
Rayong, Thailand
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

The Zhejiang Provincial Museum is on Gushan Island in West Lake, Hangzhou. It is a first class museum in a modern building, and the exhibits are skillfully displayed and artfully lit. The museum's main focus is on pottery and ceramics to tell the story of more than 11,000 years of human history in this region. Some of the earlier piece... More 

Thank David B
Xinzheng, China
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Hangzhou was the capital of Wuyue of the Five Kingdoms Era in the 10th century. After the Jurchen Jin conquest of North China in 1127 which ended the Northern Song Dynasty in Kaifeng, remnants of the royal family moved south and established their "temporary" capital in Hangzhou, which became an important cultural as well as political center. The museum displays... More 

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Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We visited Wulin branch of Zhejiang Provincial Museum (ZPM) located in West Lake Cultural Square, 1st floor where was temporarily moved the exposition from West Lake Gushan branch of ZPM. We could see a rich collection of artefacts excavated or found in Zhejiang province. Among them a pottery wares, wooden and bone tools, jade and ivory objects of pre-historic Hemudu... More 

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