Zibo Chinese Ceramics Museum

Zibo Chinese Ceramics Museum: Hours, Address, Zibo Chinese Ceramics Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Zibo Chinese Ceramics Museum

Zibo Chinese Ceramics Museum
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

11 reviews
Very good

Bellevue, WA878 contributions
Fine Presentation and Historically Significant Museum
Aug 2016 • Friends
Zibo has an active porcelain export industry today, and a history of pottery-making back 8,000 years to the earliest pottery kiln yet discovered and on display at this museum. The collection includes ancient pottery, pottery of increasing sophistication through every dynasty, dramatic man-high pieces, and the finest eggshell thin translucent porcelain. There's also a display of ceramics from around the world - the Korean pieces are particularly fine. We met the talented instructor at the museum's modern ceramic workshop, enjoying her whimsical works and those of her students. The highlight for me was the reproduction in pottery of a famous scroll painting, showing an extended street scene of ordinary people at play and work in a variety of professions. I was told that three artists worked on the display over three years.

The museum was uncrowded (mid week, mid day). Most of the lights were off - there seems to be a drive to conserve energy all over China.
Written August 27, 2016
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China1,973 contributions
This Museum has moved to LinZi
May 2016 • Couples
I was passing Zhangdian, ZiBo yesterday and noticed that this museum is now a furniture warehouse. The China Ceramics Museum is now at the 'museum park' at Linzi which is another part of Zibo city.
Written May 2, 2016
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Juticalpa, Honduras692 contributions
Not just a display of ceramics!
Apr 2015 • Solo
Zibo has a significant ceramics industry. So, a ceramics museum just seems to fit here.

Very often, an ancient culture is studied through its pottery or ceramics. Most of the exhibits were of a historic nature that give you a glimpse into China's cultural past. Since it's a Chinese ceramics museum, the exhibits in the international gallery seemed out of place and, frankly, I wasn't particularly interested in seeing ceramics from my home country or (the vast majority of exhibits) Korea and Japan. The international gallery, which takes up most of the second floor, is huge and I really don't understand why a museum of Chinese ceramics would waste so many square meters on foreign stuff.

In addition to pottery and ceramics (which, depending on your viewpoint, may not be the same thing), there's a large central section on the first floor devoted to carved ceramic art. Save this for last (since you are directed to go up the stairs to the second floor to start your tour; but, even if you weren't, treat this section like dessert and save it for last). If you like modern ceramics, there's a section devoted to that as well.

There's a sign above what you would think is the front of the building, written in English, that identifies the building as the ceramics museum. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE SIGN! The museum is actually on the opposite side of the building and what is on the side with the sign is actually a huge furniture shop. The entrance to the ceramics museum shares a plaza with the Zibo Museum.

If you want proof of your visit, don't expect a gift shop with little trinkets or the other stuff you see in tourist attraction gift shops. Take pictures, lots of pictures.
Written April 25, 2015
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Iloilo City, Philippines146 contributions
Ceramics galore
Aug 2014 • Solo
When I got off the bus to explore the buildings next by, I was surprised that the big builing was actually the Ceramics Museum. The entrance ticket was free and they just looked at my passport. It was a very quiet day so I really took my time looking at the international gallery where ceramics from other countries were displayed. Then everything else is from China. I love ceramics so I really enjoyed looking at the designs and forms. I wosh I could afford them There ceramic shops adjecanet to the museum but I can only windowshop. It was a pleasant visit and a must see if you are a ceramic enthusiast.
Written September 16, 2014
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Loveland, OH43 contributions
Large with lots to see and free
Mar 2012 • Solo
I visited this one afternoon and thought I'd be finished in about an hour, but was surprised at how much was inside. It's a two floor museum that has several rooms with different kinds of ceramics and pottery. Most of the displays are also accompanied by a decent English description and history. My personal favorites were the pieces that had scenes hand carved into them by people using a magnifying glass. They looked impossibly intricate and apparently took years to make.

It's free to visit if you bring your passport or Chinese ID card, otherwise my ticket shows it costs 40rmb. I think you could easily haggle with them if you forget it though as one of my friend forgot her ID card and it wasn't a problem.
Written April 23, 2012
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM