Museums can be seen everywhere in Hangzhou. Which of the following museums have you been to before?
Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum Group 杭州工艺美术博物馆群落
The Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum Group is located inside the Qiaoxi Historic Block, Gongchen Bridge in Hangzhou. It takes the Gongchen Bridge, the southernmost point of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal as the landmark and is composed of four museums, Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum, China Knives, Scissors and Swords Museum, China Umbrella Museum and China Fan Museum. The museum group features arts and crafts as the theme and it, through the collection and display of excellent historical relics and contemporary art, the live display and inheritance of masters of arts and crafts and intangible cultural heritage inheritors, and rich and innovative public participation activities, has become the alive memory book of the cultural heritage of the Beijing-Hangzhou Canal and Hangzhou City Civilization.
Opening and closing time:No entry every day after 16:00 and closed all day on Monday (except on national holidays)
Telephone: Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum: +86 571 88197511
China Knives, Scissors and Swords Museum and China Umbrella Museum: +86 571 88197508
China Fan Museum: +86 571 88197518
Address: Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum: 334 Xiaohe Road, Gongshu District 拱墅区小河路334号Chinese Knives, Scissors and Swords Museum and China Umbrella Museum: 336 Xiaohe Road, Gongshu District 拱墅区小河路336号
China Fan Museum: 450 Xiaohe Road, Gongshu District 拱墅区小河路450号
China Sigillography Museum 中国印学博物馆
The China Sigillography Museum is a state-level professional museum and is the display window of Xiling Seal-Engravers’ Society, known as "the First Society in China". It is located at the west foot of the Solitary Hill beside the Xiling Bridge, and is closely connected to the old site of Xiling Seal-Engravers’ Society. Surrounded by lakes and mountains, it boasts of beautiful scenery and integrates natural and cultural landscape, reputed as "the best place among lakes and mountains". Taking the historical evolution and the development of sigillography as the context, China Sigillography Museum displays different types of seals from various periods. Many of these collections are classic works of various periods or genres.
Opening and closing time: 8:30-16:30 (No entry after 16:20, closed all day on Monday and open as usual on holidays)
Telephone: +86 571 87960317
Address: No. 10 Gushan Houshan Road 孤山后山路10号
Hangzhou Cuisine Museum 中国杭帮菜物馆
The Hangzhou Cuisine Museum is located in Jiangyangfan Ecological Park next to the Great Site of the Southern Song Imperial Palace. The museum, adjacent to the West Lake and connected to the scenery of Qiantang River scenery, consists of a total of ten exhibition areas, 20 restored scenes of historical events, a large number of historical materials of text and pictures, and the display of ancient and modern cultural relics, and arrange the texture and sequence of the inheritance and development of Hangzhou Cuisine in different historical stages from the period of Liangzhu culture, Qin Dynasty to the Southern and Northern Dynasties.
Opening and closing time: 10:00-17:00 (closed all day on Monday)
Telephone: +86 571-87921117, 87922227
Address: 9 Huyu Road, Shangcheng District (in Jiangyangfan Ecological Park) 上城区虎玉路9号（江洋畈生态公园内）
West Lake District Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum 西湖区非物质文化遗产馆
The West Lake District Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum is located in the Park of Mituo Temple. It was rebuilt from the historical protection buildings, "No. 99 and No. 100 Residential Buildings on Mituosi Road". It displays 35 items from the national, provincial, municipal and district-level intangible cultural heritage lists, demonstrates 70 kinds real objects including Celadon of Yue Kiln, Xixi Small Flower Basket, Xixi Boat Fist, Xizi Needlework and opera costumes, etc. and sets up such project workshops as Hangzhou Woodblock Printing Skill, Quanxing (Three-Dimensional) Rubbing Skill, Hangzhou School Painting and Calligraphy Mounting Skill, Xizi Needlework Skill, and Ronglong Bamboo Weave.
Opening and closing time: 9:00-17:00
Telephone: +86 571 87986531
Address: Beside No. 533 Tiyuchang Road (within the Park of Mituo Temple) 体育场路533号旁（弥陀寺公园内）
SOURCE: visit hangzhou
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