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Zhejiang Provincial Museum

No.25 Gushan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310007, China
+86 571 8798 0281
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Interesting displays

Pros: interesting mix of objects on display (ceramics, lacquerware, paintings etc.); free... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Singapore, Singapore
A good place to understand local culture

A good place to enjoy local culture, especially around Zhejiang. Some exhibitions are from very old... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Pros: interesting mix of objects on display (ceramics, lacquerware, paintings etc.); free; air-conditioned; there are explanations in English. Cons: essentially no seating in the exhibition rooms; aside from the ground floor, there is poor ventilation in the various museum buildings.

Thank YKitK
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A good place to enjoy local culture, especially around Zhejiang. Some exhibitions are from very old age. Cannot compare with Forbidden city & Shanghai history museum, but still worh a visit to know some knowledge of the city.

Thank Zoezaq
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Many of the exhibits here, and there are many, have English subtitles.To understand the local context, we recommend a wander through. The museum is free.

Thank Lisiscout
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Part of a larger complex, the main building is devoted to a history of Celadon Pottery, a specialty of the area for over a millennia. If you love pottery, you'll love the museum. Also contains exhibits on lacquer ware and other crafts as well. Free...More

Thank GraniteStudio
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The museum includes works in lacquer and other materials but the ceramic display is what makes this museum so memorable. The displays are of a very high standard with excellent explanatory labels in both English and Chinese.

Thank j0nwhiteley
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Chinese provinces compete with each other to create the best museum experience, with Shaanxi arguably out front. Zhejiang is in there slugging, however, with its four-level facility on The West Lake Cultural Square (the original site near West Lake is CLOSED, don't be confused like...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

It's small and most impressive exhibition of its collections are lacquer wares donated by a couple. The art gallery next doors exhibites quite a few Chinese ink and brush paintings by a famous latter-day painter, Jiang Binhong.

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Be sure you explore to the left building and to the right building. Althought the pottery is fascinating, the library and paintings were the real treasures there for me.

Thank ChristineJT0421
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We have visited the Zhejiang Provincial Museum at Gushan and there was another branch at Wulin Square. The displays were concentrating on pottery and lacquareward particularly between Ming to Quing Dynasty. It was a 3-storey building with nice displays on individual floors while the entry...More

Reviewed 1 March 2016

Visited the West Lake Cultural Square branch of this museum yesterday. Wander through the halls to see ancient relics - the traditions of ceramics, lacquered items, clothing and textiles and tea production. These go back many, many centuries. Even today Zhejiang has a thriving textile,...More

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