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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 #46 of 98 Attractions in Hanoi
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited here in August 2014. There were lots of info cards which were, as expected, inclusive of much propaganda, however I was disappointed at the lack of artifacts. That said, it was still interesting and worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

To me it felt like a huge building built around a few modest items owned, used or around Ho Chi Minh throughout his life. We did it because it was there and unless I missed something it was underwhelming at best.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Conveniently located near the Ho Chi Minh Masoleum and Ho Chi Minh's "stilt house," the museum has huge Soviet-looking front entrance (heck, the whole area has a Soviet feel, including the marching music playing overhead). The entrance fee was nominal, not more than a few dollars for foreigners, but proved to have some nice displays and historical photos of HCM.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A stunningly presented museum that gives an insight into the philosophy and development of modern Vietnam. If you don't already have a working knowledge it can be a little confusing so read ahead!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautifully laid out museum is spoilt by not having a logical story that goes with it. Obviously a large amount has been spent here on the collections, so why no story?? You must know this, there are numerous comments on this aspect!! Time to pick your game up here and present a truly professional display because we want to be... More

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Fresno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice furnished and beautiful decorated museum. There was a nice collection of gifts that were given to Bac Ho from international friends and other countries. What it lacked was personal materials since this museum was dedicated to Bac Ho (Ho Chi Minh). There weren't many materials related to Bac Ho through out his life, i.e.: things he wore, used, slices... More

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Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The first floor is full of photographs and information on Ho Chi Minh. The second and third floors take you through Ho Chi Minh's life set out by recreating different periods in an artistic way. I enjoyed strolling through the 2nd and 3rd floors best.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were taken to this museum by a taxi driver when trying to get to the war museum. It was an interesting experience, a lot of he exhibits showed Vietnamese propaganda and anti china messages. We were a bit confused because a lot of the exhibits and photographs of Ho Chi Minh were dated from the 40s and 50s during... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Its a MUST TO SEE place in Hanoi Here you can understand a lot about Ho Chi Minh life and history Surely some propaganda is around, but this Museum is VERY INTERESTING, and well organized.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It`s easily one of the most beautiful museums to visit. Amazing architecture, decoration and objects displayed form all over Ho Chi Minhs life

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