Museum of Folk Culturemuseum in Hoi’an displaying folk culture exhibits

Last Update: 24th October 2020
Situated at No. 33, Nguyễn Thái Học, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Museum of Folk Culture offers a great choice to get acquainted with rich local folk culture. There are around 600 items of collection there. Ninety percent of them are original.​
Museum of Folk Culture Fast Facts
  • Name: Quan Cong Temple
  • ​​​Location: 33 Nguyễn Thái Học, Phường Minh An, Hội An
  • Things to do there: Vietnamese History, Photography
  • Who visits: History Lovers, Photographers, Culture Lovers
  • Time required: 1 x hour

What to expect at the Museum of Folk Culture

Transformed from a traditional old house, Museum of Folk Culture is a 2-storey wooden structure. 500 items are on display regularly. Pictures, exhibits and related cultural shows present the folk culture in Hoi An. They also tell the long-term cultural history of local residents in the construction and development of Hoi An, and the creativity and contribution of local residents.
Lanterns add more attraction to the museum. The pictures, sculptures and other objects in the front hall reflect the local life, such as a wooden boat, a traditional loom, a sewing machine, sewing tools, etc.
At the calligraphy and painting hall, you’ll be surprised at the works there as most of them feature the Chinese style and most of the words on the painting are Chinese as well. You could find the paintings of bamboo, plum blossom, tiger, peony and other plants or animals with Chinese features there.
Pictures and exhibits of raising silkworm, reeling off raw silk from cocoons, brocading with silk and silk production are the highlights there as well. Through them, you’ll be able to know the procedures. You’ll see the traditional brocading machine there. In addition, the exquisite and colorful silk products at the museum as well.
On the second floor, statues of dragon dancing and dragon boat racing and the sculpture of Local Goddess of the Land show that local life is deeply influenced by Chinese culture. You’ll find the daily utensils, kitchen supplies, farming and fishing tools presenting their daily life style. The bedroom layout on the second floor is set based on the original one.

Best time to visit the Museum of Folk Culture

You could visit it any time during the opening hours.
You could visit it around the year.


How to get to the Museum of Folk 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 Museum of Folk Culture Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 07:00 – 17:30.
  • Then entrance to the Museum of Folk Culture is included in the ticket for the Hoi An Town.
  • Please keep quiet in the museum.

Interested in visiting the Museum of Folk Culture on a Tour?

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