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The Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum


(2003-05-14 11:30:53)

The Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum is located at   the western foot of Tortoise Hill in Hangzhou,lies on the south edge of West Lake scenic spot,and covers an area of more than 15000 sq meters.With the tasteful display,substantial content and quiet and beautiful environment,it is the first special subject museum on ceramics in China.

The Southern Song Guan Kiln,sepecially eatabished by the royal government,was a royal porcelain kiln,where skilled workmen gathered to produce celadon wares for imperial use exclusively.With its dignified and graceful shape,sparkling jadelike colour,thin body and thick glaze, Guan ware was recognized as the best among the five famous wares in the Song Dynasty and filled its own colors in Chinese ceramics history.The museum was built accoding to the architecture of the Southern Song Dynasty.It includes three parts:the protective hall of the ancient kiln site,the exhibit hall of unearthed wares and the workshop of traditional manufacture.

There are three showrooms in the museum.The first showroom shows the representative ceramics through the ages and reflects the evolving course of ancient Chinese ceramics.The second showroom makes a detailed display about the origin,establishment and development of the Southren Song Guan Kiln,the characteristics and making lechniques of the Guan ware.

There is an imitation of the ancient ceramics workshop and ceramics by themselves under the help of the master worker.

Entrance Fee:Free
Transport:Take bus No.20 to Ceramics Marketing stop
             Take bus No.U3 to Ceramics Marketing stop
Add:42 Shijiashan,Fuxin Rd,Hangzhou,China
Tel:0086-571-86082071

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