The Hoi An Museum of Folk Culture, located at 33 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, is the largest wooden two-storey house in the ancient town with a length of 57 meters and a width of 9 meters. It fronts the two parallel streets of Nguyen Thai Hoc and Bach Dang.
490 objects are divided into four themes (plastic fork art, performing fork arts, traditional occupations and artifacts) and are displayed on the second floor of the Museum. While the first floor is the place for vivid performances illustrating the value of Hoi An Culture and Folklore. The museum is considered a cultural institution and particularly rare in the region. By showing pictures and artifacts and performing fork arts, the Museum of Folk Culture shows the value of intangible culture, introducing a long history of culture, creativity, and the contributions of generations of local people during the history and development of the Hoi An area.
The Museum of Folk Culture has been open since March 3rd
, 2005. More than ten thousand visitors (both domestic and international) visit the Museum each year. It is open on weekdays and closes on the 20th
of each month for professional maintenance.