An Insight To Museum of Folk Culture Hoi An Vietnam

The museum of folk culture is one of our favorite places to visit in Hoi An, Vietnam. This museum houses a comprehensive collection of artifacts with unique cultural and educational values.

In this travel guide, I’ll share useful information about Hoi An museum of folk culture, including the opening hours, ticket prices, things to see, and other tips.

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Ticket prices

Hoi An Museum of folk culture is one of the 20 places in Hoi An that require tickets to enter.

You can purchase the ticket package to see five sites in Hoi An town at 120,000 VND. The ticket booths are at:

  • Hai Ba Trung street
  • 78 Le Loi
  • 10B Tran Hung Dao
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Opening hours

The museum of folk culture opens daily from 7 am to 9 pm. However, the museum is closed on the 20th of every month for maintenance.

It takes about 1 hour to see the exhibitions.

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How to get to Hoi An museum of folk culture

The museum is located at 33 Nguyễn Thái Học, Hội An, Việt Nam

I recommend taking a walk or renting a bicycle to explore Hoi An.

Things to see at Hoi An museum of folk culture

The museum displays almost 500 artifacts with four main themes: folk visual art, folk performance art, traditional villages, and folk activities.

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Folk visual art

Folk art in Hoi An is expressed through sculptures, wood carvings worshiping statues, and watercolor paintings.

Traditional villages

This exhibition was our favorite. We were surprised to learn that there were so many different traditional villages in Hoi An and nearby.


Hoi An traditional craft villages have existed and developed closely connected with the land and people of Hoi An. Some of them are:

  • Lantern making
  • Hand embroidery
  • Tailoring
  • Carpentry in Kim Bong
  • Pottery in Nam Dieu, Thanh Ha
  • Silkworm traditional craft
  • River fishing, trading, farming, and traditional medicine
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Tips: You can try making pottery at Thanh Ha pottery village. We had a great time there talking to the locals and learning the craft.

Folk performance art

This section offers great insights into folk art performances such as Ba Trao singing and Bai Choi game.

Folk activities

In this section, you’ll learn about traditional costumes and wedding customs.

It was great to see the collection of Chinese and Vietnamese costumes and the tools and products of the Hoi An traditional villages.

Museum rules

  • Buy tickets before entering.
  • Please dress politely when visiting the museum.
  • Do not touch the artifact. Any acts of damage to property or kind must be compensated.
  • Be quiet and avoid making noises during your visit.
  • If you have any requests and suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact the staff or write them in the comment book.

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