Hoi An Museum of History & Culture
Hoi An's Riverside Museum of History and Culture showcases a range of artefacts such as photographs of local architecture, ceramics and pottery depicting the changing faces of Hoi An including the Champa era dating from 7th-15th centuries and Da Viet from 15th to 19th centuries.
The museum resides in the picturesque Quan Am pagoda, one of Vietnam's oldest, built in 1653, containing relics spanning 2,000 years of Hoi An history. The museum offers an interesting insight into the heritage of Hoi An including traditional burial rites with some very old coffins on display alongside what is a very eclectic mix of exhibitions portraying Hoi An throughout the ages. Ceramics are in abundance although not quite as many as those displayed at the Museum of Trade Ceramics.
Location: 10B Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Remarks: There are some English translations but they are not in great detail so it might be wise to bring your own guide book. However, it is well worth taking time to visit and browse the many photographs on display, most of which require little explanation. Admission is gained by the purchase of a Hoi An Old Town ticket.