Museum of Trade Ceramics
Museum of Trade Ceramics
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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.
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,308 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
Admission into the museum is through the Old Town ticket. The museum is housed in a lovely old restored traditional wooden house in Old Town. The exhibition is rather small however its interesting if you enjoy looking at Japanese, Chinese & Vietnamese old ceramics dating back from the 8th - 18th century.

The Museum of Trade Ceramics is open daily from 8am - 5pm and is located at 80 Tran Phu Street.
Written 18 June 2014
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atwistedwarmembrace
London, UK36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My interest in ceramics is so slight that is virtually non-existent, so I don't know what possessed me to use one of my 5 tickets for the attractions of the old town on this.

Luckily the museum has more to offer than ceramics, as the artifacts are housed in a fascinating traditional house that has been restored to its former glory. One room details the restoration process in interesting fashion with photographic comparisons and physical remains of the old rotted wood.

I found the house itself to be more impressive in condition to the Old House of Quan Thang that lies directly opposite the museum. The central courtyard and its ceramic mosaic centerpiece was a highlight and made for a great photo from below and above (this apparently being one of the few traditional houses that allows you to go upstairs).

The ceramics themselves were of no interest to me, but the history of the town and its trading relations were an interesting read.

The old town ticket will set you back 90,000 Dong from a ticket office and grant you access to 5 of the old town attractions. That places the value of the museum at 18,000 Dong. If you are interested in ceramics or the architecture of traditional houses in the old town then this should be a worthy visit. If not though, then steer clear and use your tickets on other attractions.
Written 8 May 2012
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Boomeranger
Whickham, UK514 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Make sure you get a ticket book from the Ticket office to visit slected Museums ( or else where if they sell them). Not that impressed compared to a number of other museums , but you make your own minds up
Written 20 February 2020
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张 晶
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Good experience of local quilling in the happy smile quilling workshop inside the musuem. The local masters are quite warm and patient to teach my 9-year old kid. He even gave us the materials and tool as a gift! And the experience is for free!!
Written 22 February 2024
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bullywee
Strathaven, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014
It was with great scorn that I was dragged into this museum by my trade ceramic-daft friend. My protestations about how boring this place would be fell on deaf-ears and I eventually spent one of my 5 precious site tickets on what I thought would be one of the worst experience of my life.

How wrong I was.

I would liken my first step into this museum as similar to the first step into a giant cathedral. A deep, ethereal feeling of something much greater than myself fell upon my shoulders. The beauty of the place, the exquisite exhibits, the informative yet charming plaques; everything was perfect. I spent the best part of 4 hours pouring over every facet of this ceramic utopia, making sure to photo each detail no-matter how minimal it may have first appeared.

There was a hole in my life once my belief in Christianity faltered, a feeling that I was lost; directionless, in a busy and unforgiving life. That hole as been filled with trade-ceramics and, with God as my witness, I pledge to devote my life to the study and appreciation of these stunning pieces.

Now I truly know what it is to feel alive.
Written 14 February 2014
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL14,919 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Built in 1858, the building housing the Museum of Trade Ceramics is an elegant example of traditional Vietnamese workmanship which has been kept in first-class condition. There are many antique pieces exhibited including some from a ship wrecked in nearby waters in 1733 and pottery from the Chinese Tang Dynasty dating from the 7th to the 10th centuries.

Worth a visit
Written 6 May 2019
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splenetic
Knebworth, UK164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Unless you're especially interested in ceramics and archaeology there isn't very much in the exhibits to hold you (definitely don't bother with the audio tour). But the house itself is lovely, and a better example of an ancient Hoi An house than the much-touted Tan Ky. There's also free tea tasting (though we didn't), a video and modest gift shop.
Written 23 February 2019
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asiatraveller5000
Sydney, Australia70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Spent over an hour here, so much of interest to read about the history here and lots of broken pots.
Thoroughly enjoyed it and well worth the ticket.
Written 8 February 2018
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DAVID L
Los Angeles, CA8,096 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Nice small but very informative little Museum which nicely details Hoi An’s history of making and trading in Ceramics. It’s a big part of Why Hoi An thrived and was a commercial hub. Lots of nice examples.
Written 27 November 2017
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David R
Adelaide, Australia714 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 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 of trade with china and japan and also other regions of asia and europe as well. The cermaics from this era have been found across the world. The restored house is also very interesting as you examine its layout and the materials that have been used in its construction. You can also visit the second floor and look at themstreet view and this is only available in a few buildings in hoi an.
Written 2 December 2016
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