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“Use one of your five Old Town chits for this”
Review of Museum of Folklore

Museum of Folklore
Ranked #64 of 132 things to do in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The English sign on the front says Museum of Folklore. We enjoyed the explanation of the silk production process and the displays about traditional life. The building itself was interesting to visit as well. We ended up buying some calligraphy art there. We thought this was the best museum that we saw in Hoi An.

1  Thank Mary J
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

I believe this one is also known as the Museum of Folklore. We visited late in the afternoon the day before we left Hoi An and had the place to ourselves. Not even the ticket collector was to be seen!

As you enter, you have a room dedicated to silk farming. There are baskets of cocoons on display and a chart showing the life cycle of the silk worm, skeins of colored silk, etc. The next room has weaving looms. As we wandered from room to room taking in the displays on pottery, fishing, etc, we realized the museum is actually located in a large ancient house. There were two courtyards, several rooms, and many staircases leading to the first floor. Lovely.

By the time we made our way to the first floor, it was dark and bats began zooming in an out of the rooms on the first floor. Also, because of the dim light, I was startled a couple of times by the life size statues in one of the rooms! Anyway, the upstairs has displays of traditional costumes, fishing nets and contraptions for catching shrimp, and traditional festival costumes such as the unicorn, which make for interesting viewing.

If you're interested in shopping, there are a couple of shops selling silk scarves, etc. We didn't visit, so I can't comment on the quality or price.

If you want to visit just one museum in Hoi An, I would recommend that you visit this one.

4  Thank arch_c
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

i don't know about other people but i found it interesting and it's worth it since you arer in Hoi An you should know about their culture as well

1  Thank Justine P
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Housed in what is apparently the largest wooden double-storey building in the Old Town, the Hoi An Folklore Museum was an interesting place to escape from the wet weather downpours. Although apparently the flood had covered the whole ground floor last week! I don't envy the guys who have to move everything upstairs and back every time the weather is bad!

The museum was divided into a few different galleries that depicted traditional life, craft, work, and pastimes in Hoi An. Some of the exhibits seemed a bit dated, but I honestly felt that it still fitting nicely with the whole vibe of the old town! Anything super-modern or technological would seem badly out of place here.

The ticketing system was a little annoying, though - I had to go find one of the ticket offices down the road, which sells a 120k dong ticket that gets you into five different cultural sites in the old town.

But if you're interested in the traditional culture and lifestyle in Hoi An, this museum is definitely the best out of the four museums in the old town.

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Reviewed 26 July 2013

My kids liked it.
Must buy ticket before entering. One ticket allows you enter 3 places òf interest and as usual, children are free.

Thank Julie S
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