China National Silk Museum

China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou: Hours, Address, China National Silk Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

China National Silk Museum
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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4.5
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,001 contributions
Walked the gounds at night .... Great gift shop...
Nov 2019
We missed the actual museum but we did get to the fantastic lighted grounds at night and the great gift shop. We bought many wonderful things for our family members at the gift shop.
Written March 11, 2020
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70ava
1131314694 contributions
The best, most comprehensive and educational museum about silk - and it is free!!!
Nov 2019
Even though we were prepared for a great museum experience, we were still amazed. Extremely modern, well explained and presented, lots of explanations in English and all for free. Make sure you have 2 hours for the visit if you really plan to see the place properly. I believe there is no better museum about silk in the world.
Written November 25, 2019
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Tatiana Z
Hangzhou, China1 contribution
So enlightening
Nov 2019 • Solo
The location, the buildings themselves, the exhibitions - all excellent. One of these things China is so special about greatly explained and displayed.
Written November 13, 2019
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,480 contributions
Silk overload
Oct 2019 • Couples
There is almost too much info here

It is very well done, plenty of English, logically laid out

Separate buildings for history, the silk process, machines/looms and fashion

Nice tea room and gift shop too
Written October 4, 2019
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Coral
70 contributions
Great museum!
Sep 2019 • Solo
Really interesting museum. I loved all the old Chinese clothes they had and it was interesting to see the more modern ones too. Also had a good exhibit on Western fashion from the 1700s to the modern day. Also lots of information on the history of silk and how it's made (which personally I was less interested in, but it seemed very informative if that's something you want to know about)
Written September 22, 2019
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Josephine Seah
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam444 contributions
Interesting Museum
May 2019 • Friends
From this visit, I learnt a lot on the history of silk production, the breeding of silkworms and various patterns/design for making clothings. Really amazing.

There is also a fantastic exhibition of fashion over 100 years on European, Chinese and Korean costumes. I enjoy very much.

The museum is quite big. It has 4-5 exhibition halls. We spent about 2.5 hours there. It is recommended.
Written June 3, 2019
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Ingunn B
New Haven, CT43 contributions
Silk and fashion
May 2019 • Solo
I will highly recommend this free museum to everyone with an interest in textiles, weaving, silk or fashion. It is beautifully located in large grounds, and one can see the history of Silk production in China, the life of Silk worms, the various looms that have been used and a fantastic exhibition of fashion over the last 100 years. The dresses from the last decade where just stunning. Currently there is also a exhibition on natural dyes. There is descriptions in English all over. And a good shop that take Visa cards in addition to cash and Allypay. And a sweet little cafe next to the shop. And a shop selling silk products, scarfs etc.

It is a big museum, so set aside enough time to walk around. I took a taxi hime which was easy to get just outside the museum.
Written May 21, 2019
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andjesnic23
Wolverhampton, UK29 contributions
Free museum
Oct 2018
Worth a trip to this museum to look at the history of Hangzhou silk and the famous Silk Road. Very interesting articles of clothing. Very modern museum
Written January 5, 2019
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Eric C
Los Angeles, CA148 contributions
learn silk's history
Dec 2018 • Family
Though not part of the silk road, this is nevertheless where most of the silk and weavings in China came from. Great place to learn a bout silk farming and weaving... amazing how they used complicated machines to put together the fabrics
Written December 30, 2018
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michael_cruises
Osaka, Japan307 contributions
Well worth the visit!
Dec 2018 • Solo
What a great place to visit if you want to learn about the history of silk and the effects of the silkroad. It was a wonderful journey everything is explained( written)in both Chinese and English. As an added bonus the museum is set in a wonderful location surrounded by the mountains and a lovely garden out back.
Written December 4, 2018
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