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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 #45 of 96 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: History Museums
Description: History buffs will appreciate the expansive collections on hand in this educational museum.
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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13 helpful votes 13 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
18 helpful votes 18 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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230 attraction reviews
301 helpful votes 301 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are 2 separate parts to this museum, one is directly behind the opera house, the other is across the road. The main museum is contained over 2floors and has a number of artefacts detailing Vietnamese cultural history. The museum on the other side was a history off the turbulent war this country endured although the top floor was closed... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Very informative and interesting. Enquire about the audio guide when you arrive. We didn't get it and that's the only thing we regret. Highly recommend going here!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I only visited one of the two buildings. Admission was VND40000. Ir showcased artefacts such as BC pottery. It did not deal with the various wars much as that was not its emphasis. Most of the two storey building was fan cooled but one temporary exhibition was airconditioned. There were some interesting statues of Buddha and many historical ceramic pieces,... More

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