China National Silk Museum
|Silk cocoon |
The museum includes Silk Road Gallery, Fashion Gallery, Weaving Gallery, Conservation Gallery, Collection Hall, Brocade Hall.
The Silk Road Gallery of China National Silk Museum shows the history and culture of Chinese silk and Silk Road. China is the earliest country that engaged in sericulture, filature and making clothes with silk. Here you can enjoy many gorgeous silk relics discovered along the ancient Silk Road. Having gone through 5,000 years, those silk products can still leave you a strong impression.
Silk Road Gallery
This part of China National Silk Museum is really enjoyable, presenting plenty of both traditional and western silk costumes. Besides folk clothes in ancient China, the imperial robe is also on show. Those modern-style silk dresses show the results of our learning from western culture.
Weaving Gallery tells people how to dye and weave silk and the scientific theory of it. There are also weavers showing the whole process. Tourists are welcome to participate in the activity and do it themselves.
Weaving & Conservation Galleries
Stepping further into the China National Silk Museum, you will see Conservation Gallery. It presents the amazing skills to restore the silk relics.
The Brocade Hall is a leisure place inside the museum, providing food, drinks, films, and some books.
Other Halls in China National Silk Museum
In the Collection Hall of China National Silk Museum, you can find some precious silk products.
Take bus no. 12, 31, 42, 87 or 133, and get off at Silk Museum Station.
How to get to China National Silk Museum
Hangzhou Bus / Metro Search
|Opening Hours||Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00-17:00; |
Monday: 12:00 - 17:00;
1. Visitors are not allowed to enter after 16:45.
2. On Monday during a holiday, the museum is open from 09:00 to 17:00.
Further Reading: Silk