Museum of Trade Ceramics – A Prosperity Period Of Hoi An

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Introduction to Museum of Trade Ceramics 

Hoi An Ancient Town is a renowned tourist attraction with unique architecture and an ancient vibe. Used to be a trading port in the past, many Hoi An aspects are influenced by Chinese and Japanese culture. Besides the Japanese Covered Bridge and Assembly Halls in Hoi An, Culture Pham Travel would like to introduce to you the Museum of Trade Ceramics Hoi An. Let’s take a look!

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During your stay in Hoi An, you may be interested in our Hoi An Tours such as Hoi An City Tour, Hoi An Lantern Making Tour, Hoi An Walking Tour, Hoi An basket boat Tour, and Hoi An Street Food Tour.

Museum of Trade Ceramics Travel Guide

Where Is The Museum Of Trade Ceramics?

Museum of Trade Ceramics (Hoi An) – or known as “Bảo tàng Gốm sứ Mậu dịch” in Vietnamese, is located at 80 Tran Phu Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province. It is a two-floor building made from wood on the main city road. The museum has a reputation for its simplicity, peace, and quiet as well as rare ceramic artifacts here.

Opening Hours And Entrance Fee

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The Museum’s opening hours are from 7 am to 9 p.m. Tourists have to pay 80.000 VND per ticket for domestic visitors and 120.000 VND per ticket for foreign visitors. 

How To Get There?

You can find the Museum of Trade Ceramics in the city center and it is not far or difficult for you to reach the museum entrance. If you are in Hoi An city center, let’s follow the West to Cua Dai! Then, turn to Huyen Thanh Quang Street and get to Tran Hung Dao Street. After that, you should find a way to get to Nguyen Hue Street.

  • Hoi An City Center to the Museum of Trade Ceramics map:

About 150 meters pay attention to the right and you will see Tran Phu Street! The last step is to look for the building with the address at 80 Tran Phu Street. It is the Museum of Trade Ceramic.

The History Of the Museum

From the 16th century to the 17th century, Hoi An was a trading port between Vietnam and other countries in the world such as Japan, China, Holland, and Turkey. Moreover, the house includes three main parts: a courtyard, a kitchen, and a washroom.

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In the 19th century, the House was built following the typical architecture of ancient Hoian houses. It underwent restoration in 1994 and became the Museum of Trade Ceramics in 1995. It is like a showroom representing the historical stories about Hoi An Port.

Museum of Trade Ceramics - Culture Pham Travel
Museum of Trade Ceramics – Culture Pham Travel

According to the statistic, it has a total of over 450 ceramic artifacts originating from India, China, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Most of them have had a long-standing history from the 9th century to the 19th century. If you want to admire the elite of ceramics, don’t forget to visit the Museum of Trading Ceramics in Hoi An!

Read more: Hoi An Museum of History & Culture

What To Explore?

Get To Know About Ceramic Career

Tourists who fall in love with Hoi An history should visit the Museum of Trade Ceramic. It is a must-visit spot for you because you will have an opportunity to not only explore the history of the ancient town but also admire the beauty of ceramic artifacts here.

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With more than 450 pottery products, you will have a coverage view of ceramics. Moreover, many valuable products are existing for centuries. Although some of them have no longer intact, it still possesses a unique design associated with gorgeous colors.

Explore Ceramic Artifacts With Hundreds Year Old

The Hoi An Museum of Trade Ceramics is considered an interesting place to explore trading activities at that time. You will see different sizes and shapes of ceramics such as dishes, wine cups, teapots, vases, or ceramic paintings. They are more than hundreds of years old and have existed for 2000 years.

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Plus, visitors will be overwhelmed since a lot of Chinese ceramic artifacts are shown here with gorgeous shapes and design styles from Ming Dynasty or Qing Dynasty. They are all valuable and rare.

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Also, tourists can open their eyes when the museum stores a large number of paintings and models to tell the history and trading processes of Hoi An City. This is a good way to help tourists get to know more about Hoi An.

Travel Tips

Here are some travel tips for you before visiting the Museum of Trade Ceramics (Hoi An City):

  • Dress politely;
  • Buy entrance tickets;
  • Don’t touch ceramic artifacts;
  • Keep hygiene.


The Museum of Trade Ceramic has a key role in developing the cultural and economic integration of Hoi An. Plus, it also impresses the period of trading ports between Vietnam and other countries in the world, especially China and Japan.

Culture Pham Travel has just shared you with useful information about the Museum of Trade Ceramic in Hoi An. We wish you the best Hoi An City tour ever.

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