China's National Silk Museum is the first state-level museum dedicated to silk culture and the biggest silk museum in the world. Chinese former chairman Jiang Zemin made an epigraphy "Opening up a New Silk Road, Promoting Chinese Silk Culture" for celebrating the opening of the museum in spring 1992.
Located at the foot of Yuhang (Jade Emperor) Hill south of West Lake , the museum occupies a total construction area of approximately 8,000 squares meters (about two acres), which includes eight different exhibition halls: the Prelude Hall, the Relics Hall, the Folk Custom Hall, the Silkworm Hall, the Silk Manufacturing Hall, the Weaving Hall, the Dyeing Hall, and the Achievement Hall.
he museum exhibits silk production artifacts from the Neolithic Age to the Han, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. In the Modern Achievement Hall, a series of refined silk products made in modern society are on display, demonstrating the great achievements that have been made in the silk industry with the support of Chinese government since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
China 's National Silk Museum all the while pays much attention to friendly cultural exchanges about silk with any other countries. With past years' efforts, the museum has been gradually developing to a high - standard research, collection, and authentication of the ancient Chinese silk cloth. The museum is a hot tourist destination, which attracts those who are really interested in the Chinese silk.