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Museum of History (Bao Tang Lich Su)

Address: 1 Trang Tien St., Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 04/825-3518
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: History buffs will appreciate the expansive collections on hand in...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: History buffs will appreciate the expansive collections on hand in this educational museum.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
41 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The museum has an extensive collection of over 7,000 artifacts tracing Vietnam's history. Its exhibition system is arranged chronologically from primitive life in Vietnam to the August 1945 Revolution and the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Today, the museum is one of Vietnam's cultural and scientific centres that preserves the nation's valuable tangible cultural heritages. In addition, the... More 

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20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is spread over two buildings, the first covering the period in Vietnamese history from pre-history up until the mid-nineteenth century, the other covering the period to the present day. The first of these is the better presented, but both suffer from lack of context; if you don't know what the significance of a particular dynasty was, or who... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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506 reviews 506 reviews
365 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This review is quite late. We visited the Museum of History in Hanoi as part of our walking tour. The museum building is a splendid example of Indochina architectural style, a fusion of French colonial and Vietnamese traditional elements. The museum is a repository of artifacts from different periods of history, dating back to Nguyen Dynasty era, the Vietnam-American war,... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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52 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The museum is split into 2 buildings: one covering the 20th century, the other covering the old days. We actually enjoyed the latter better. Taking an audio-tour is recommended if you have time, otherwise too much pottery makes you start searching for a coffee pot

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Not really a museum lover. It costs around 60,000 VND for an adult entrance ticket. the museum has two levels. gave a lower rating because there is not much explanation or description in english. unable to fully understand the history by looking at the items or the limited description. but generally gives a brief overview of the very old history... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Museum is conveniently located in the Old Quarter, near the historic Opera House. Its collection is rather expansive, spread out over at least a couple of decent-sized buildings. I may have been somewhat swayed by the fact that it was sweltering outside (July) while relatively comfortable inside. That said, it had a broad scope of Vietnamese history. Keeping that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

An older museum, a lot of the writing is in vietnamese with very simple english explanations. You're better going to the Museum of Ethnology. Cheap entry fee of about $2-3 USD per adult.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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91 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Museum of vietnam history is one of the oldest museum in Viet Nam. The museum traces the history of the Vietnamese people with displays of cultural and ethnological significance. This place must see when to Ha Noi

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Set across two museums this tourist attraction maps out the advent of the Vietnamese culture in ancient times through to modern day (and everything in-between). It was a great blend. I particularly enjoyed the beautiful ceramics, carvings and pictures from bygone days. Whereas my husband really enjoyed the modern history starting with the French colonisation and ending with the American... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The museum is in 2 buildings. One detailing ancient history, the other Modern history. We only went in the ancient history building. Most of the exhibits have English displayed but some of the overall details are in Vietnamese only. Museum was interesting if time permits but is easily skipable otherwise. Check hours as closed for lunch.

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