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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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Well laid out museum of Vietnamese history and evolution

Tranquil and cool, worth visiting during the heat of the day, gives a good introduction to Vietnamese history from ancient to modern

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Tranquil and cool, worth visiting during the heat of the day, gives a good introduction to Vietnamese history from ancient to modern

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The museum is not organized by time period; instead it is organized by area of Vietnam and then by time period in that area. Look carefully at the signs to see if something is authentic or a replica. The lighting in the side galleries is a little too dim for me: I had trouble seeing the steps sometimes.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The museum is not the most interesting one in Hanoi but the history and exhibits are worth the entry fee. The building itself is more interesting with its French influenced architecture it is stunning. I suggest a visit here.

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Kuressaare, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You will get very good overview about whole Vietnam History. Rooms are spacious and with good AC so worth to visit when its very hot outside. Inner yard area is also interesting so you can visit it free

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

perhaps the museum tries to cover too long a timeline of Vietnamese history on display from prehistoric up until the declaration of independence. as a result you get a light introduction to each of the different period. also not all exhibit have placards with English explanation which often leaves visitors guessing the historical significance of the items on display. try... More 

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County Wexford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Having visited the Women's Museum and Hoa Lo Prison this was a let down. There was very little information on what was shown. The collections were showing lots of the same things (pots, pots and more pots). Not worth the visit or the money, take a stroll down to the Revolution Museum and there you will be impressed. This was... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

For people who know more of the history of Vietnam, I am sure this is more enjoyable. It's not expensive at all, you can get into both buildings for less than $2 USD. I don't know much about history and I found the collection of things, even with the English on the card, a little confusing. I know they tried... More 

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

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