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Ho Chi Minh Museum

Address: 19 Ngoc Ha St | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84 4 846 3572
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Ranked #43 of 91 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Existing in the same complex with "Uncle Ho's" mausoleum, the Ho Chi...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This museum is definitely worth a visit, no doubt. The building is impressive, well-maintained and full of interesting stuff. The drawback/extra reason to visit is that the museum is 1 large building full of propaganda. The museum itself, as an obviously very expensive building, already shows an interesting part of Vietnam as a country. The pieces in the museum are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I did not checked the schedule properly, the mausoleum was closed and since it was raining, I took shelter in the museum and I never regretted it. I get to know the MAN better and the stories around him and Vietnam itself.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Since mausoleum was closed we had visited this museum to know more about Ho Chi Minh. Things/presentations would have been organized better inside the museum. However we can have a glance of uncle Ho's life through recorded videos & photos etc. One can skip visiting this museum as there are many other attractions to visit in Hanoi...!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The HCM mausoleum was closed and we could not go in... Just walked around to admire the simple structure and view the changing of guards. But visits to HCM's working and living quarters, as well as the museum nearby helped us get to know why the Vietnamese revered this man. A must do when in Hanoi.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

For those who are hoping for a well curated museum giving a insight into the life of Ho Chi Minh, prepare to be disappointed. While it exhibits a number of artefacts used by HCM - shoes, slippers, newspaper clippings, reproduced photos from national archives, a visitor not well versed into the history could be quite lost. I wished it was... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The museum is ode to uncle Ho complete with images, letters and audio. But even if you are not interested in the uncle of Vietnam, one must visit this place for the marvellous structures that have been created with utmost beauty. Very different and very interesting they just lift the place up

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Get a pretty good history on their alliance with russia and gaining independence from France. Check it out if you have a minute.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We expected this museum to be based around the life and times of Ho Chi Minh. Yes, there were some artifacts and information related to him, but there was also a lot of room taken up by seemingly irrelevant, futuristic (and large) artworks. They were quite interesting but seemed very out of place. The mausoleum was also closed for renovations... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I was told that people in Vietnam address Mr Ho Chi Minh as Uncle Ho. How endearing he is to them. I think the visit to museum will be much required by guides as there are not much equipments or explaination on the history. (Book with HanoiKids for a tour) With a guided tour, you will know how important Uncle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The museum has may photos, items of uncle Ho, lots of art work about war, peace etc but I still know so little about him. I wish they have a booklet or guided tour to let us know from the beginning "who is Ho" and "what he had achieved".

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