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Museum of Trade Ceramics

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Address: 80 Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam
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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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The house is more interesting than the museum ...

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bryan H
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank chitownsam
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Hanoch S
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.

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Thank RafikiLondon
Adelaide, Australia
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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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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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Thank JimmyJackk
malaysia
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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.

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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.

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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.

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