We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi, Vietnam
(84.4) 37332131
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #13 of 100 attractions in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Description: This museum was opened in 1966. Though in need of updating, some interesting artifacts are on display in its three floors organized chronologically.
Write a Review

263 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    97
    121
    36
    9
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We were blown away with the depth and quality of art in this museum. Housed in a stunning building, allow at least 3 hours to fully appreciate the works. Of particular note is the extensive collection of Vietnam war art, amongst the most moving I have seen. Just go. You are sure to find something of interest.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manila, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It's a good exposure to Vietnamese art. I learned about lacquered wood and etched lacquer. This developed because of the materials that are available locally.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hua Hin, Thailand
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This museum shows off the pride of Vietnamese Fine Arts. You need to take it for what it is. There are some pieces that definitely made me pause and admire.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
84 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

if you have read my review in bangkok, you will realise that i like art and music. this is also my favourite place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We went to visit this museum on one of our first days in Hanoi and were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful displays. We especially enjoyed the Vietnamese art from the 20th century as well as the room filled with statues of famous monks (lacquered wood). The part of the museum with the applied arts and ceramics were less interesting. All... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hua Hin, Thailand
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I am an avid art lover, and I was so excited for this portion of our itinerary in Hanoi. However, I came out of the museum in a slump because I had been so disappointed by the exhibitions. I hope that the collections will become more varied in style and age in the future.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palm Bay, Florida
Top Contributor
306 reviews 306 reviews
194 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Many wonderful paintings -- oil, watercolor, silk along with beautiful sculptures (many bronze) throughout the museum. Stroll at your leisure to enjoy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cyprus
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It is not the greatest art museum in the world, far from it, but it is good to acquaint yourself with local art. Due to the country's recent history expect to see war themes predominate but do visit even if you don't like the subject.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swansea, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I learned a lot about lacquer painting here and hadn't realised it was still so popular. A traditional technique has been adapted to western iconography from Impressionism to social realism. Interesting

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The museum is close to the Temple of Literature so worth visiting at the same time. The ground floor galleries and the separate gallery (joining building - to find it you need to follow the "exi-museum shop signs that will take you through it) are the most interesting, the first floor of the main building is a bit of a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) also viewed

 

Been to Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing