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Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi, Vietnam
(84.4) 37332131
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Ranked #14 of 94 attractions in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Ground floor is Buddhist history dating back centuries, the other floors are us Vietnam war art, nice but explicit sometimes.

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Cork, Ireland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We spent a morning wandering about this Museum. There is a broad range of Vietnamese arts on display from ceramics, paintings, embroidered silk, furniture and sculptures. Some of the pieces on display are amazing. The museum is across the road from the Temple of Literature, also worth a visit.

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Villafranca Padovana, Italy
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum is near the Temple of Literature and well worth a visit. There are some impressive Viet sculptures and many paintings and ceramic work by noted Viet artists. The museum has 3 floors and if I remember rightly, it's free. There is an interesting gift shop run by the wife of a famous Viet potter and she speaks English... More

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Saigon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I liked almost everything except some wrong translations in english and in french. Very quiet place given the disdain of locals for fine arts (during my 3 hours visit, I only 3 local visitors)

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Inverness
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I love art and we've visited many art exhibitions and museums on our travels, so my husband and I were looking forward to this. It's not too far to walk from old town, about 20 minutes. The entrance fee was 30K each, which was reasonable considering how much there is to see. We did enjoy it, but there are some... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Do not miss the amazing Vietnamese art here. The lacquer paintings are beautiful and unique and so are the silk paintings. The contemporary art is also very good and telling of the country;s history. This is an impressive collection and please do NOT overlook the ceramics in the lower most level!!!

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Te Kuiti, New Zealand
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A huge display of art housed in a lovely old building. Numerous rooms to get lost in. The sculptures were great. They ranged from ancient to modern. Many of the modern ones are war focused. The art work is very varied from ancient to modern and we thoroughly enjoyed the different mediums used. We have taken a large selection of... More

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Suisun City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was thrilled to see some of the art I had previously seen only in photos, especially the Impressionist and ethnic art. I was surprised that some of the “revolutionary” (propaganda) art was quite good. I cannot help but feel that Vietnam has even more to offer, but, I suppose that is in Saigon. I am also not all that... More

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Florence, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The museum is in a beautiful building and is packed with fascinating artefacts. Fine Nguyen dynasty sculpture and paintings, beautiful woodblock prints from the mountain peoples, and amazing contemporary works are all on display. I really enjoyed looking around, the art on display is breath taking.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

it was interesting to see, however a bit repetitive. although we are not arty people so others may enjoy it more.

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