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Ho Chi Minh Museum

19 Ngoc Ha St | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
84 4 846 3572
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As featured in 3 days in Hanoi
Ranked #58 of 102 attractions in Hanoi
Type: Art Museums, History 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... more » 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. « less
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Suitable for those who are interested in the history of Ho Chin Minh and his party. Personally i recommend this to people who want to see beautiful interior design of a modern museum.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We visited Hanoi 1 month ago is a great destination. During that time we visited Hochiminh mosuleum intelligence is the soul of this city, very clean, spacious, quiet, demure and amazing scenery. you can visit the next location such as one-pillar pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, house of Uncle Ho. Definitely, we'll be back Hanoi in the next trip. You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A lot of people complaining that this museum is very abstract but this is why it's excellent. The second floor try to connect revolution and art and the results is wonderful and very inspiring. From Me it was amazing to see how abstract concept of art and freedom connect to material concept of revolution. Definitely the best museum I have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We tend to visit all the major and also minor museum everywhere we go, this one is definitely a must see. The first floor is OK, many pictures that glorify HCM, some might even call it propaganda. The second floor is really something else. if you wish to see the connection between revolution and art, and the meaning of art... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

What a waste of time! This place is not built with the English speaking tourist in mind. In fact even the exhibits aren't interesting in any way!

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Toolamba, victoria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went in to the HCM Museum after the almost obligatory visit to see Uncle Ho himself. The museum is simply rubbish if you only speak English as a lot of exhibits aren't translated. The actual exhibits are a mixture of the rather mundane and the abstract. I didn't get any sense of a flow from one thing to the... More

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My family and I visited it on a Sunday. The parking area right before the museum, was packed tight and the guards were practically snarling. Massive amount of people entering but the line was not long. Pity the security check people at the entrance, the local visitors basically ignored their instructions. But the exhibits described and displayed the life and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Visually the museum looked good and the exhibit laid out was done well but for the tourist it was difficult to follow HCM's story and personally I got very little out of it. Perhaps a guided tour would have been better.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Ho Chi Minh Museum was okay. The tickets weren't that expensive. It was interesting to read all of the history of news clippings and pictures but I feel like it is missing something. There was a long line and it was a lot smaller than I expected it to be. There are more displays upstairs and less explanation. On the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

You're probably going to be beside the Museum anyway when you visit the mausoleum. Since you're there, take the time to visit the museum. It will take less than an hour and the entrance fee is nominal. The main floor was uninteresting. It appeared to be for rotating exhibits and was geared to Vietnamese. The second floor is more interesting.... More

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