Hoi’an Museum of History and Culture – a great place to learn about the history and culture of Hoi’an
Last Update: 24th October 2020
Set up in 1989, Hoi An Museum of History and Culture is situated in the old Quan Am pagoda which is originally built in 1653. Exhibits in the museum tell Hoi An’s long history which could date back to around 2,000 years ago.
Hoi’an Museum of History and Culture Fast Facts
- Name: Hoi’an Museum of History and Culture
- Location: 10B Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoi An
- Things to do there: Vietnamese History and Culture, Photography
- Who visits: Photographers, Culture and History Lovers
- Time required: 30 x minutes
What to expect at the Hoi’an Museum of History and Culture
More than 400 pieces of items at Hoi An Museum of History and Culture present the development of Hoi An from the Sa Huynh Period (the 2nd Century) to the Champa Kingdoms (from the 2nd to 15th Centuries) and the Dai Viet Period, and Dai Nam Period (from the 15th to the 19th Centuries) in Hoi An.
The exhibits there include old pictures, maps, sculptures and ceramics, article of daily use, musical instruments, demonstration of the costumes of the Vietnamese ethnic minorities, etc. In addition, you’ll find local handicrafts typical of local culture there as well. Some of the exhibits showcase that Chinese and Japanese people have deep ties with the development of Hoi An.
Hoi An Museum of History and Culture is a 4-storey structure, offering a cafe on the 3rd floor. You can enjoy the panoramic views of Hoi An Old Town there. The ground floor is decorated with photography works reflecting the local life.
Best time to visit the Hoi’an Museum of History and Culture
You could visit Hoi An Museum of History and Culture any time during the opening hours.
You could visit it around the year.
How to get to the Hoi’an Museum of History and Culture
You could take a direct bus or train to Hoi An from Da Nang. And then walk to the museum. Alternatively, just rent a vehicle to the town from Da Nang directly.
Additional Hoi’an Museum of History and Culture Travel Advice
- Opening hours: 07:00 – 17:00
- The entrance to the Hoi An Museum of History and Culture is included in the ticket for the Hoi An Town.
- Please keep quiet in the museum.
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