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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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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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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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Brooklyn, NY
18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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Istanbul, Turkey
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The start of the museum is fairly standard- documents from HCM's Testament and how Vietnam has developed since his death. And then you go upstairs into probably the most bizarre museum I've ever been in. Despite being dedicated to his life there aren't many genuine exhibits from it, and the gaps have been filled by surrealist interpretations instead. Not sure... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

After going here, I didn't really feel that I learned anything more about 'Uncle Ho' There's a lot of pictures of him meeting various people with captions in English below them but they don't seem to be in any particular order. Up the stairs, there's some art work which I can't work out why it was there. There isn't really... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Interesting modern museum, tells the story of Vietnams struggle for independence from many foreign occupiers. Quite good exhibits and you certainly learn a lot - although its heavily loaded with the old communist propaganda - many proclamations and posters showing the patriotic peoples struggle against colonialists and oppressors.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Don't bother lol, unorganised and so random! There's a lot better Attractions to visit in the city, and half the things to see are free

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Museum is very dated but that's it quirky appeal. Lots of odd photos of people doing firsts for Vietnam. Has exhibits areas that you are not sure if they are open, wonder in and it's ...expecting someone to jump out. If you fancy a bit of communist nostalgia it's worth a visit but wouldn't rush to go.  However does include... More

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Honolulu, HI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

As I said it is a large place. The grounds are well kept and the exhibits are in pristine condition but to me, the presentation of the most important figure in modern Vietnam seemed just thrown together without rhyme or reason. The most important room is where they have a larger than life statue of Ho Chi Minh. Everything else... More

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