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Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

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Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: (84.4) 37332131
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Description: This museum was opened in 1966. Though in need of updating, some...
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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Fine Arts Museum

Massive building, full of art. Some of the artwork is in a different building and would be easy to miss, so watch out for that. Good selection of art although a limited amount... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Windermere, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi and were quite impressed with the displays. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to this museum last weekend. There are extensive exhibit spaces, but the "path" through the maze is not well marked, and the staff don't speak enough English to help guide you. There are some beautiful carvings and relief art. My husband and I especially enjoyed the ceramics exhibit which displayed several hundred years of vases... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Massive building, full of art. Some of the artwork is in a different building and would be easy to miss, so watch out for that. Good selection of art although a limited amount of contemporary pieces. The museum shop is not great - no prices and the quality of some of the items didn't seem very good.

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is the best museum in Hanoi. They are two buildings, the first building is for Ceramic and clothes and the second one in about paintings, drawings, and sculpture. Interesting and good place to take picture. Not many people venture to the second building because they do not know how to access it. Look for the door close to the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Especially impressed with the wood carvings showing ordinary people fishing, playing musical instruments, laughing. I learned a lot of history. The contemporary art exhibit showed an understandable shift from figurative art to political art in the 1930s. Very moving.

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We chose to visit this museum because it is close to Literature temple. Displays are on two nice colonial buildings. Unfortunately the collections are exhibited in a casual way, without considering light, dust, and other crucial factor. Most important, the museum is poorly serviced by the staff, and you might touch statues and paintings without any problem (guides tend to... More 

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Portsmouth, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We didn't have much time at the Museum, so concentrated on the third floor galleries with twentieth century Vietnamese paintings and drawings. Some of these were lovely - highly skilled pieces presenting a fascinating insight in to Vietnamese life. Some pieces were related to the struggles of the Vietnamese people during a series of wars, but others showed a much... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

There are some statues to look at, some paintings to gaze at, and so on. The usual for an art museum. It's not very large, and there are some pretty works, but unless you're an art enthusiast, I would recommend not going.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The museum is arranged chronologically, which means the first exhibit is more like archeology than fine arts. Which is fine: the selections are interesting throughout. You follow the arrows, which are clearly marked, to different galleries. Each gallery has an introduction in Vietnamese, English and French that is well-written and informative. Each piece of art is also labelled in English,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We took a cab from the old quarter because the city (like every other cosmopolitan area of Vietnam) is not particularly walkable for longer distances. When we got there, surprised at the quality and scope of works. They have very ancient stonework/masonry and wood work from centuries ago to more modern/present-day artist. Empty except for a few expats like ourselves,... More 

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