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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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Temporarily closed for renovation

The building signposts weren't visible when I visited, as the entirety was covered in hoarding. Hope it reopens soon, as it sounded quite interesting from other reviews.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very little museum but well maintained and the house is a must for Ancient house lovers We were lucky as not many tourists were here so we could have many explanations from locals

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Pottsville, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived in Hoi An and did a quick walk around the ancient town but we were pretty tired from our previous work commitments in Hanoi. We had a quick peek in the door and as I had hoped to do some drawings of a few specific pieces (I'm an artist) we thought we would return next morning. Arrived to... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The building signposts weren't visible when I visited, as the entirety was covered in hoarding. Hope it reopens soon, as it sounded quite interesting from other reviews.

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london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

There is a lot of detail and lots of names most Europeans have never heard of but it's a good antidote to the busy streets of Hoi An. The audioguide is excellent and offers some background to the area as well as the exhibits

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This museum is actually quite well laid out and documented and, although I'm not into ceramics in a big way, I did find it quite interesting. It is housed inside a wonderful 200 year-old building and the views along the street from the balcony on the upstairs floor are worth going into if for no other reason.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This museum does a very good job of explaining its exhibits: where things are from, how they were found, etc. It's worth a visit. especially the upper floor and the exhibits about ceramics found on shipwrecks. The collection includes a lot of fragments and that may be a bit boring for some people. However, they have many intact pieces from... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The house itself is very beautiful and worth the visit for that alone - also the view along the street from the upstairs balcony is great. The ceramics are a bonus and (despite what some other reviewers have said) the information boards are interesting and provide great information about the history of the town.

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Burnaby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

The best part about the Museum of Trade Ceramics is the building. As a 200 year old building, the design and architecture is beautiful and worth checking out on it's own. As for the ceramics, they're cool too. The information presented is very interesting, but it's not exactly presented in the most interesting way. It actually takes some effort to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

The museum is housed in an old residential building that is very well kept and has beautiful wooden detailing. There are some lovely ceramic pieces from a shipwreck, and solid information about Hoi An's changing role in trade over the past several centuries.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This is one of the options you can visit with the Hoi An ancient city pass. It seemed like the most interesting of the museums. Nothing too spectacular, but a pleasant place.

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