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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 48360350
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As featured in 3 days in Hanoi and 1 other guide
Ranked #4 of 100 attractions in Hanoi
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Type: History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hanoi City. Both a research centre and a public museum... more » Owner description: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hanoi City. Both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation's different ethnic groups. « less
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Brilliant museum with a large outdoor area with lots of full size examples of different traditional houses and information about how they were constructed. Totally recommend this - kids will love scrambling up the ladders into the stilt houses and adults will appreciate the relative calm away from the old town in Hanoi. A truly excellent world-class small museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

worth a visit don't miss it when you are around. Their outside real time structures are beautiful. liked the water puppet show.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was really interesting, especially the outside display of houses. A guide is a must. The costumes of the different ethnic groups were quite amazing.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Many different styles of houses to walk round, different cultures and experiences. Indoors lots to see too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The museum of ethnology is very good but most tourists seem to miss the South-East Asian museum next door which is part of the museum and is new. It's more object-focused comparing items from across the region. The cafe nearby is also good and the young trainees are very eager to serve.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The collection of displays covers a huge number of tribes. Comprehensive and well maintained, but a bit monotonous after a while.

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This museum is great, with so much interesting information showing the way of life of different ethnic groups in Vietnam. The outside garden is especially good with actual houses from each of the different groups and you can see how they live. You could spend hours there exploring and reading everything. Lots of artefacts and videos to look at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

not too far from centre of hanoi, there are many interesting ask and answers question around vietnam museum of ethnology, which i found very posive!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoy getting to know the history of the culture and location we are traveling in. The Museum was recommended to us by a travel guide. It was great to learn about the wide ethnic groups, living environments and lifestyles of the people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We visited in April 2014 with guides from Hanoi Kids. Having them along to explain the exhibits and answer questions made for a really positive and interesting experience. I'm sure we got far more out of it that way than we would have just wandering around on our own.

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