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.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.
read more
Visit Ho Chi Minh Museum like an insider
Private Tour
$50*
and up
Private Tour: Hanoi City Full-Day Tour including Cyclo Ride

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 300 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Surprisingly interesting

Good aircon break from the sweltering heat. Even got free entry :) we didn't have much time to view the exhibits because they close for lunch from 12pm

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
538hany
Add Photo Write a Review

300 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Ho Chi Minh Museum is vast, encompassing the Mausoleum, his house 54, his stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. The preserved remains of Uncle Ho are guarded by stony-faced security folk. This complex is enormous; from the main entrance one travels along paved paths into the massive mausoleum itself, then out and on to House 54. A fairly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mar del Plata, Argentina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

I believe the ticket was too expensive (there was no discount for students) and everywhere we went it was either closed for repairs or the lights were off. There were things about Ho Chi Minh and then nonsense like a sculpture from Picasso's Guernica and a bowl with fruits (what does it have to do with Ho Chi Minh??). Most... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Good aircon break from the sweltering heat. Even got free entry :) we didn't have much time to view the exhibits because they close for lunch from 12pm

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
47 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very complete museum of Vietnam and Ho Chi's life very surprising he was a very busy man you can understand why he's looked like a god.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

An interesting and impressive museum but as others have said it lacks the background information to compliment the exhibits if you are unsure of his biography. Would probably be worth bringing a guide with you.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We were really keen to see this, but nothing was in English and there was no offer of translation or guides, it was also full of school kids on the day we went who had more fun staring at us then looking at the museum exhibits. We wandered through feeling very Confused, then came the art exhibits that really threw... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Middleton, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Ho Chi Minh Museum is housed in a spectacular modern building in beautiful grounds. The grounds also house the One Pillar Pagoda. Time was short on our visit so we decided to do one floor thorougly rather than do a quick whizz through the lot. We chose the upstairs area and were not disappointed. Regardless of your politics, you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

An experience not to be missed. Suspend all judgment about political persuasion and view this as a tribute to and veneration of Ho Chi Minh, a great leader. Without his drive and vision, who knows what Vietnam might look like today. He was formulating a model of what a state without colonial rulers would look like and the values it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Ho Chi Minh museum was interesting, and there is lots to read. None of the films playing were in English, so it might be more worth your while to hire an English guide. I enjoyed myself and developed a better understanding of Ho Chi Minh and the people of Vietnam. However, if you don't appreciate history or politics, you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shenzhen, China
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

So, for the history buffs, yeah it's great! You can really get a sense of the public persona of the man, and it's exactly what you'd expect in a place like this. But then, you head up to the top floor (I think, I can't remember if it's 2 or 3), and it's this weird collection of Vietnamese propaganda mixed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ho Chi Minh Museum also viewed

 

Been to Ho Chi Minh Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ho Chi Minh Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?