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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 99 Attractions in Hanoi
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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Lancefield, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We spent the whole day here, my husband is an artist, and He was delighted for find such an amazing display

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

They have a great exhibition of ancient art, but a looooot of communist war propaganda!! I am not anti-communist or anything, but after a while you become fed up with all the heroic soldiers and brave peasants.... It was refreshing to see paintings of Vietnamese girls from ethnic minorities once in a while. Go and check it out - it... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wonderful collection of all periods of Vietnamese art history. My favourites are the pieces of To Ngoc Van and Tran Van Can, also the works from the "communist" are very interesting. The museum (which is beautiful too) has a nice collection than the museum in Saigon. Worth visiting. It is just behind the Van Mieu (Literature Temple). (When oh when... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Enjoyed the architectural features of the building as much as the collection. Especially enjoyed the fine examples of lacquer paintings. Quiet and air conditioned. Perfect for hot afternoon. Very short cab ride from Hoan Kiem Lake. Admission charge for 2 adults less than $2.

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Hue, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Better for showing history and culture than any museum in Ho Chi Minh City. Shows Hanoi as the cultural city of Vietnam. Wonderful French colonial architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The art we saw was outstanding yet we were almost the only people in the Museum. Not the easiest place to find but well worth a visit.

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Canberra, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Housed in a French designed building, this museum is packed full of beautiful artwork from Vietnam's history from sculptures to silk paintings to oil works and wood paintings. There are lots of stairs so wear comfy shoes!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I used to visit this museum many times but still want to come back if having free time. The museum showcases a lot of Vietnam's cultural and artistic heritages which are arranged in chronological order. A visit to this museum will provide you an insight into Vietnamese history and understand Vietnamese spirit through different time, under talented hands and eyes... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The facility is older, with confusing layout. Only some of it is air conditioned. But...the collection is really outstanding. From the historical and tribal artifacts to the beautiful lacquer paintings to the fascinating contemporary items, the museum was a wonderful surprise. Unfortunately, most Vietnam tours concentrate on historic, if not ancient sites, ignoring the contemporary efforts of a developing nation.... More

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The lacquer and silk paintings are always a pleasure to visit here, but don't miss the new ceramics wing and especially the temporary exhibition space which often shows contemporary artists and can be visited for free.

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