China Silk Museum

Hangzhou China Silk Museum, Hangzhou Attractions, Hangzhou Travel GuideThe China Silk Museum, opened in Feburary 1992 with a total area of 10,000 square meters, is located at the foot of Yuhuang Hill, by the beautiful side of the West Lake. As the first nationwide silk specialized museum, this museum, dedicated to reflect over 5,000 years of silk development history of China, consists of eight exhibition halls, namely, Prelude Hall, Relics Hall, Folk Custom Hall, Silkworm Hall, Silk Manufacturing Hall, Weaving Hall, Dying Hall and Achievements Hall. The exhibits in this museum include silk products from the Neolithic Age to Han, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties as well as some in present day, showing the long development history of the silk. Besides, three Silk Roads, through desert, sea and land, are all displayed in the museum. At the same time, vivid demonstrations are given in some halls, demonstrating all the processes involved in silk production from silkworms to weaving, printing and dyeing. The museum itself is a good combination of culture, tourism and trade. It is also an educational base for both adults and children.