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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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Small, but interesting

I only visited the ground floor of the History Museum, so can't vouch for the second floor, but I found this museum to contain some very interesting items and be well worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I only visited the ground floor of the History Museum, so can't vouch for the second floor, but I found this museum to contain some very interesting items and be well worth a visit. The majority of the signs were translated into English, the air con worked well, the toilets were some of the best I've seen in Vietnam, and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A fantastic museum taking you right through prehistoric Vietnam through to the modern day. Excellent and beautiful artefacts on display and made all the better by our local tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It was worthwhile visiting - gave me some interesting insights into Vietnam's history - especially the on going invasions or attempted invasions . Lots of artifacts . A guide would have useful with overviews - and I would have happily paid for this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Our first visit was brief, taking in, as directed, the top floor of the 'modern' section. I was disappointed initially as I thought I had segued from the military museum. Vaguely different story using strikingly similar artifacts, documents and styles of exhibits. I knew there had to be more and our second visit revealed there was indeed much more. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The museum has an extensive collection of historical artifacts. It shows various pre-historic to present displays and the artifacts displayed were excellent. We went at the end of our last day instead of the Ecology museum and were very pleased with what was there

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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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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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Address: 1 Trang Tien St., Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 04/825-3518
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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