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Address: 19 Ngoc Ha St | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84 4 846 3572
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Existing in the same complex with "Uncle Ho's" mausoleum, the Ho Chi Minh...
Existing in the same complex with "Uncle Ho's" mausoleum, the Ho Chi Minh Museum provides a comprehensive overview of his life and leadership for Vietnamese independence from the early 1940s until his death in 1979.
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The museum needs a refurbishment. It is worthwhile to visit and see the photos and exhibits. Lighting is awful in parts and the marble floors make it extremely noisy. The one way... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Hove
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This museum deserves an update. It seems like such an important museum to the history of Vietnam, but is, at least, 20 years behind other museums of this type from around the world. It's mainly marble, so all sounds just bounce off it and make it more noisy than it is. A lot of displays aren't working, hard to hear... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Found it a surreal experience. The museum was made to extol the views and philosophies of HCM, hence it was no surprises to see pictures and exhibits which magnified his deeds. Was a pity that many of the presentations were not in English and if there was, the English was not too precise. Otherwise, it was a good place to... More 

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The museum needs a refurbishment. It is worthwhile to visit and see the photos and exhibits. Lighting is awful in parts and the marble floors make it extremely noisy. The one way system works well although with tour groups you can get slowed down. There are brief English translations. I would have liked to seen something about Ho Chi Minh's... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I've read that you can pay only 100,000 VND for an English speaking guide, though that wasn't available the day my girlfriend and I visited. The museum's exhibits offer almost no information in English at all, and the descriptions in Vietnamese and French didn't appear to offer much more information. Essentially you walk through a bunch of crap with next... More 

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The museum is located in the same general area as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the HCM Remnants Museum. Entrance fee is 25000 VND ($1.25). The museum seems to be always busy with visitors from the Mausoleum particularly. The arrangement of exhibits is good with a linear flow through all the exhibits from floor to floor, tracking Ho Chi... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place is a good place to understand Vietnam's communist history, how it came about, why they chose it and how Ho Chi Minh, or Uncle Ho as he is affectionately known, came into prominence and end up being a revered man not just in Vietnam but around the world.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Not the most successful of visits. Paid to go in and sent to the top floor to start visit. Lots of paperwork on display but only titles of items are in English. We had just made it to the section on Hong Kong in the 30's and then were told to leave as they were closing. There didn't appear to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This museum tells the story of a very humble man who led his country from the days of world war and colonial power to it becoming a free country. It tell the story very well but with maybe rose coloured glasses regarding the communist party. He however comes across as a dedicated man who simply wanted freedom for his country... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Spare at least 2 hours for this incredible masterpiece of a surrealist interpretation of Ho Chi Minh's life and the Vietnamese revolution.

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Marcoussis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went to the museum, after visiting the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, his stilt house, and the one pillar pagoda. The life of Ho Chi Minh is very well detailed and documented, with numerous pictures, testimonies,newspapers, and objects having belonged to him or his parents - I did not know that he was a founding member of the French communist... More 

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