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Museum of History (Bao Tang Lich Su)

1 Trang Tien St., Hanoi, Vietnam
04/825-3518
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Ranked #44 of 99 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: History Museums
Description: History buffs will appreciate the expansive collections on hand in this educational museum.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

There are two buildings here, so don't get caught out in thinking that there is only one (your entry ticket will get you admission to both). Entry fee is 40,000 Vietnamese Dong (at the time of writing about £1.25 / $1.90). You can't take a bag in with you but they do provide lockers to you free of charge. I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

There are 2 museums for the one ticket (40,000vnd) which are just across the road from each other. The first is prehistoric to mid 19th Century, the second until modern times. The first museum has very little information English, so a bit of understanding of world history is needed. The second museum (also called the revolutionary museum) has lots of... More

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horsham
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55 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

There are two museums one covering to about 1900 and one from then on and focusing on the wars. The first museum had some nice things but it was difficult to follow as there is very little in English. A guide would help a lot. The second museum we were unlucky enough the top floor was closed. The bottom floor... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Really interesting artefacts at this museum but with limited information on anything it's difficult to understand the relevance or picture. 1.5$ entry so can't really argue

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Worth a visit if you're interested in museums. Not that very informative but there's lots of things to see. You can get a tour guide so I definitely recommend this if you wanted to know more about the Vietnamese history.

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Cairns, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

From my point of view this was the best attraction in Hanoi, there is a wealth of Vietnam history here and many artefacts, in most "museum" type attractions in Vietnam I found mostly captioned photos but here you can see bronze, pottery, stone and gold items from the history and development of this country, if you don't like traditional style... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Around a quarter of the museum is currently closed, covering the period from roughly 1900-1950. Agree with previous reviews that there is not enough to read (in English) for my personal taste. Also found the chronology of the exhibits a bit muddled.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

It was small on the inside, no (well, very little) English. Better to walk around and immerse yourself in the culture than waste time here.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There are two buildings - one from ancient times to the 1850s. The other one from the 1850s to present times, with a massive part dedicated to the Vietnam war (obviously). If you are around, for sure, visit it - but I wouldn't go there only for that. There are not so many explanations in English, unfortunately. The 'modern' part... More

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Gateshead, England
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303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We did not arrive at the museum in time to gain entry into the buildings but were lucky enough to be let into the grounds around the side by the security guys, so we could at least have a look at the impressive main building itself and also some of the artefacts within the garden area. The building is wonderful... More

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