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Zhejiang Provincial Museum

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Interesting History

We went on our last morning in Hangzhou and I am glad we did. The entrances or start of each... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Interesting displays

Pros: interesting mix of objects on display (ceramics, lacquerware, paintings etc.); free... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We went on our last morning in Hangzhou and I am glad we did. The entrances or start of each section is the only English - none of the items have English to explain what and why they are there. The whole of the second...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

The Zhejiang provincial museum could aptly be named the history of pottery. It was 3 floors of Chinese pottery through the ages in the Zhejiang province. Many of the exhibits are in English but many are not so it was difficult to appreciate many of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

To be honest I had no real plan to come here - I only discovered it when I got the West Lake Culture area. When I saw it, I thought " Oh Cool, I will pop in". I am glad I did !! This museum...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Pros: interesting mix of objects on display (ceramics, lacquerware, paintings etc.); free; air-conditioned; there are explanations in English. Cons: essentially no seating in the exhibition rooms; aside from the ground floor, there is poor ventilation in the various museum buildings.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank YKitK
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A good place to enjoy local culture, especially around Zhejiang. Some exhibitions are from very old age. Cannot compare with Forbidden city & Shanghai history museum, but still worh a visit to know some knowledge of the city.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank zoe s
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Many of the exhibits here, and there are many, have English subtitles.To understand the local context, we recommend a wander through. The museum is free.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lisiscout
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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank GraniteStudio
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank j0nwhiteley
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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Jon A
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ashley K
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