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Why Museum of History and Culture is special ?
The Museum of History and Culture in Hoi An is the first museum to visit on your trip to Hoi An. This museum is almost like a show-and-tell summary of the entire heritage of Hoi An. So visiting other museums will benefit you more if you have gone to the Museum of History and Culture in Hoi An first. This treasure house is home to a potpourri of relics like important photographs and maps, and artifacts like statues of different materials belonging to different civilizations, porcelain and ceramic wares, traditional scales, anchor, jar-burials from the Sa Huynh culture and family records that trace back the ancestry of the inhabitants. Also among the exhibits are bronze drums dating back to 3000 BC during the era of the Dong Son civilization.
7 Nguyen Hue St, Hoi An, Vietnam
Tip: buy the sightseeing ticket on the Information Center. Without it is impossible to visit the houses/ temple. All of them (except the Trieu Chau Assembly Hall) require it.The Information Center staff is very rude.The "museum" is extremely poor. Two small rooms with very few relevant info or artifacts. It could be better. I do not recommend it.
This place is small and worn down. The museum is mostly old pictures, some artifacts and a cannon. I wouldn't go out of your way to visit here. At least the adjoining pagoda is nice.The only real point of interest for me were the old maps from Colonial times, but even these were dusty and poorly maintained
The museum is set in a lovely old building, but the displays and written explanations are a bit tired and dusty and in need off a good clean up. A peaceful spot to spend half an hour.
Good place to learn about Hoi An. Take about an hour to look through slowly all the stuff. There is even an early 19th century map by the British on the region!