Arts & Crafts Museum Hangzhou is located on the west bank of the Gongchen Bridge which crosses over the Grand Canal. It was rebuilt from the industrial relics of the former Honglei Silk Weaving Factory and acts as a specialized museum of comprehensive arts and crafts. The museum provides normal audience with the permanent site to know about arts and crafts history of Hangzhou, appreciate masterworks as well as to interpret the meaning in the handicraft. As a result, it opened a window for the masters to imparting their crafts in society and set a platform to communicate with masters and art without distance for the public. Moreover the museum also plays as an art enlightened educational body for teenagers . The museum was opened to the public in September 2011, with overall floorage of 18,930 square meters.