Southern Song Guan Kiln Museum

Tel Tel: 0571-8608 1049
Address Address: 60 Nanfu Lu, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou
Hours Hours:  08:30-16:30 (closed on Monday)
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Hangzhou Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum is located in the western piedmont of Tortoise Hill, the southern margin of Yuhuang Mountain. Standing at the south brim of West Lake tourist site, it was firstly constructed to be a ceramic themed museum relying on the ancient relic -- the famous Jiaotanxia Southern Song Imperial Kiln Relic.

Covering a site area of about 26,000 square meters and a building area of 7,357 square meters, the Museum is elegant-arranged in a quiet environment. It was officially opened up to the public in 1992, comprehensively reconstructed in 2002, which fully brought out the unique charm and characteristics of ancient imperial Kiln, and launched the extension project of Phase II in2007, newly adding Chinese Ceramic Culture Hall, Ceramics Training Center, Provisional Hall, and Archaized Porcelain Factory, etc. Taking the connection between ceramics and daily life as entry point, the Chinese Ceramic Culture Display roundly and deeply exposed the profound and extensive culture of Chinese ceramic culture.

Hangzhou Southern Song Imperial Kiln Museum, integrating collection, display, education and entertainment, has grown to be a highly praised and appreciated ceramic culture center and a brilliant historic landmark of Hangzhou due to its important contributions on promoting ceramic culture and reproducing the view of ancient Hangzhou, the capital of Southern Song. It is the “Civilized Museum of Zhejiang Province”, and belongs to the first batch of “Educational base of patriotism”. Since May 18th, 2003, the Museum has been opening to the public for free.