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Museum of History (Bao Tang Lich Su)

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Address: 1 Trang Tien St., Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 04/825-3518
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Description: History buffs will appreciate the expansive collections on hand in this...
History buffs will appreciate the expansive collections on hand in this educational museum.
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Interesting …. Especially the Pre-historic era

We can only report on the museum with the old history. We didn’t make it to the modern history of Vietnam because the museum closes for lunch between 12:00 and 1:30 even though... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We can only report on the museum with the old history. We didn’t make it to the modern history of Vietnam because the museum closes for lunch between 12:00 and 1:30 even though the guide books and our hotel said it was open all day. The museum needed videos or more modern technology to make it more interesting. After the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The building itself is great. Its French colonial . What is inside is interesting. There is some information in English to help understand what you are looking at. The older things are mostly from Archaeological finds. There is pottery, jewelry, tools and weapons. Plus statues. I especially enjoyed the special exhibit of the Champa statues.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There is a lack of descriptions in general and if there is a description it's not in English. So at the end it's a collection of items. You can walk through and get an impression but 80'000 VND is quite expensive for what it is.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

When we accidentally came upon the museum (we were strolling various streets) we discovered this imposing compound and, being an avid history fan, were compelled to see what it contained. when there are grounds to explore I usually stroll through the statuary and gardens to get an idea what might be there. Outside was a collection of statuary and old... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This museum surprised us thoroughly. It is magnificently curated with a wealth of treasures and artefacts tracing the history of the country back many thosusands of years. I had no idea of its pre-history and was thoroughly occupied by the outsttanding displays with clear English descriptions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Lots of authentic artifacts from Viet Nam ancient and recent history with special emphasis on political development of Peoples Social Democratic Party.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

To us here. This is a war memorial museum somewhat behind the Citadel a bit. There are American planes and tanks on display as well as a wonderful history museum of their struggle against "imperialism" stretching back further than an American involvement. This is a striking museum for it's rather one sided portrayals, but that is to be expected. Go.... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Vietnamses History Museum was established on Sept 3rd, 1958 on the basis of inheriting Lousis Finot Museum built by the French in 1926 and began operating in 1932. This is the Museum of the Far East museum school. At that time, this was the place to exhibit the artifacts collected from countries in Southeast Asia. In 1958, the French handed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The collection of images and artifacts from the 18th-20th century shed a useful perspective on the move away from colonialism. Surprisingly Ho Chi Minh wasn't mentioned for the first 2/3 of the 20th century, perhaps to give other voices a place to show? A marked contrast to the proud-but-world-friendly approach of the women's museum. We arrived very late and found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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