Museums in Hangzhou

Hangzhou is teeming with opportunities to explore, learn, and admire. A wealth of museums ranging from the Zhejiang Provincial Museum to the China Sigillography Museum are sure to delight. You won't have to search long to find the right museum for you, whether you're looking for an educational trip with the kids or trying to brush up on your Hangzhou history.

Zhejiang Provincial Museum

Name in Chinese: 浙江省博物馆

Address: No.25, Gushan Road, Hangzhou (杭州市孤山路25号)

Phone: 86-571-87882333

Brief: Located at the southern foot of Solitary Hill and the northern bank of West Lake, Zhejiang Provincial Museum houses over 100,000 items in its permanent collection.

Hangzhou History Museum

Name in Chinese: 杭州历史博物馆

Address: No.18, Liangdaoshan Road, Hangzhou (杭州市粮道山路18号)

Phone: 86-571-87802660

Brief: Several hours spent here will transport you back in time and award you an insight into Liangzhu culture, one of the most influential civilizations in China.

China Tea Museum

Name in Chinese: 中国茶叶博物馆

Address: No.88, Longjing Road, Hangzhou (杭州市龙井路88号)

Phone: 86-571-87964221

Brief: In the musuemn, you can not only get familiar with the origin, history, development, wares, replicas and varieties of tea, but also the profound tea culture.

China Umbrella Museum

Name in Chinese: 中国伞博物馆

Address: No.336, Xiaohe Road, Hangzhou (杭州市小河路336号)

Phone: 86-571-88197508

Brief: China Umbrella Museum ranks as one of the three national themed museums in China, and the first umbrella-themed museum in the world.

Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum

Name in Chinese: 南宋官窑博物馆

Address: No.60, Nanfu Road, Hangzhou (杭州市南复路60号)

Phone: 86-571-86081049

Brief: Built over the remains of Jiaotanxia Official Kiln, it is the first of its kind with pottery and porcelain as its subject.

China Fan Museum

Name in Chinese: 中国扇博物馆

Address: No.336, Xiaohe Road, Hangzhou (杭州市小河路336号)

Phone: 86-571-88197508

Brief: It covers 15,912 square meters. Large and small fans are suspended from the ceiling in the entrance hall, and on the walls are projected videos of fan construction.

Zhejiang Museum of Natural History

Name in Chinese:浙江自然博物馆

Address:No.71, Jiaogong Road, Hangzhou (杭州市教工路71号)

Phone: 86-571-88050941

Brief:It is one of the oldest museums founded in China and the only provincial museum to focus on the collection, exhibition and study of specimens of Life Science and Geoscience.

China Jiangnan Water Town Culture Museum

Name in Chinese: 中国江南水乡文化博物馆

Address: No.95, South Street, Hangzhou (杭州市余杭区南大街95号)

Phone: 86-571-86137995

Brief: China Jiangnan Water Town Culture Museum serves as an important window into Yuhang’s history and culture, Liangzhu Culture, and Jiangnan water town culture.

West Lake Museum

Name in Chinese: 西湖博物馆

Address: No.89, Nanshan Road, Hangzhou (杭州市南山路89号)

Phone: 86-571-87882333

Brief: Featuring a fantastic array of cultural and historical portraitures representing Hangzhou, it is a great place to head before hatching any travel plans around this city.

China Knife, Scissors and Sword Museum

Name in Chinese: 中国刀剪剑博物馆

Address: No.366, Xiaohe Road, Hangzhou (杭州市小河路366号)

Phone: 86-571-88197511

Brief: Chinese Knife, Scissors and Sword Museum professionally exhibits a unique culture of Chinese traditional weapons and daily tools.

Liangzhu Culture Museum

Name in Chinese: 良渚文化博物馆

Address: No.1, Meilizhou Road, Hangzhou (杭州市美丽洲路1号)

Phone: 86-571-88778900

Brief: It dedicates to display “Liangzhu Culture”, an influential school of ancient Chinese culture prevailing in the late Neolithic Period about 4,000 to 5,300 years ago.

China Sigillography Museum

Name in Chinese: 中国印学博物馆

Address: No.10, Gushan Road, Hangzhou (杭州市孤山路10号)

Phone: 86-571-87977149

Brief: The rare historical relics in China Sigillography Museum number more than 500 in total and the art treasures a few hundred.

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