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Museum of Trade Ceramics

80 Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam
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Good if really interested in ceramics

Nice house and architecture, love the display of ceramics good displays in the museum. Will not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Benoni, South Africa
Interesting building with English signage

Good effort to provide multi lingual signage. Some interesting facts, but so much more could have... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good35%
  • Average42%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
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“trading port” (2 reviews)
80 Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice house and architecture, love the display of ceramics good displays in the museum. Will not take long to see.

Thank Itchytwiggy
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Good effort to provide multi lingual signage. Some interesting facts, but so much more could have been done. Quite a wasted opportunity.

Thank Tabatha1998
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The museum displays are informative and interesting, however the real star is the old house. Without all the furniture and trappings you can really study the architecture. Got some good ideas for our next house.

Thank Leon-Judy
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Interesting only for true fans of ceramics, this is a rather modest museum, and certainly not very interesting for casual visitors. The house itself is more interesting than the museum itself. Allow 30 minutes at best.

Thank Ulysses S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This museum looks small and modest from the outside but we enjoyed it very much. The information and displays were very good about Hoi An's seaport history and ceramics tradition. There is a running video commentary on life in Hoi An which was interesting and...More

Thank moonlotus18
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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.

Thank k0r12345
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...More

Thank WHFT
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...More

Thank Alvaro A
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...More

Thank Bryan H
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...More

Thank chitownsam
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