The Yingge Ceramics Museum is the first professional pottery museum in Taiwan. First planned by Magistrate Yu Ching, the museum was finally completed after 12 years of construction with efforts of 3 magistrates. The museum opened on November 26, 2000. The museum is made up with modern constructing materials and transparent glass, presenting a limitless sense of space and the beauty of simplicity. The special structure also enhances the exhibition. The Yingge Ceramics Museum presents 200 years of ceramic techniques and folk culture in Taiwan. At the same time, the museum also has educational function with its modern technology, making it an ideal place for families to visit at leisure. This museum is not for Yingge citizens alone; it also shows how the Taiwanese have endeavored to achieve what we are today. It is a historic and cultural emblem; moreover, it is also place for the peace of mind.
Traditional Ceramics Hall presents traditional ceramic techniques and tools. On the 2nd floor, pottery history and features are exhibited and Taiwanese pottery works are introduced. Features and functions of the works are presented, showing how pottery interacts with life. Children Experiencing Room is an experimental pottery area is designed for children aged from 4 to 8. The children can experience and play freely with the clay in this area. In addition, there is a pottery workshop for ceramic artists and experts to exchange experiences and thoughts. Ceramic works are widely used in today’s world, from artificial teeth, computers, telephones, cell phones, to cylinders. Here in the Future World, you can see how pottery develops into elements and materials for modern technology and how it will be utilized in the future.