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China National Silk Museum

Open Now: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Yuhuangshan Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since our hotel was close by, and because it was too hot and humid to go to the West Lake, we decided to check out this museum. What a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Extremely well signed in English and Chinese, you can learn...More

Thank lilymama
Reviewed May 21, 2018

If you would like to buy some silk products then this is quite a nice place to go and see. Lots of options from clothes to home furnishing and stuff.

Thank PushExplore
Reviewed May 16, 2018

I came to see the buildings' architecture as much as the interior displays. I was not disappointed and the place is a tribute to the importance of silk in Chinese history. The museum is World Heritage listed and is one of the largest textile and...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Intriguing history of how silk became such a core part of China! And how silk is actually harvested from silkworms. Didn’t take our guide too long to get us there. We spent between 1-2 hours there. Photography is allowed in the exhibits. Amazing silk gown...More

Thank amyztravelz
Reviewed May 10, 2018

The Silk Museum, located on the south bank of the West Lake, is the largest museum in the world to devote its attention to the famous silk cloth. The museum opened to the general public in 1992 and since 2004 it has been free. In...More

Thank Yair1515
Reviewed April 2, 2018

The entrance of the Mudeum is free and its very good to go there by bus. The Museum is displayed in Chinese and English, so you learn about the history of silk and the loom. There is also a exibition about new Chinese Design.

Thank Mario12345
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Gerry The Tour Guide, took me around the Silk Museum, where I learned a lot about the history of silk and how its produced. I could not leave Hangzhou without a visit, as a fashion desinger, I had to. This place is worth visiting if...More

Thank Nikiwe E
Reviewed February 1, 2018

The building is beautiful and quiet, and we learned so much about the production and trade of silk in China. The garments on the second floor were exquisite.

Thank Katherine D
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The museum has a great collection of ancient silk artefacts and is a great place to learn about how silk is made, the impact of silk on Chinese culture and economy as well a great collection of silk wares. Definitely worth a visit if you’re...More

Thank Wiccaoflight
Reviewed December 25, 2017

We visited the China National Silk Museum and got a great eduction on silk. It was uncrowded and the exhibits were interesting and mostly in English. The museum covers 3 floors in one building and then there are 2 more buildings that cover silk worm...More

Thank Lawrence S
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