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Alexandre Yersin Museum

Address: 8 - 10 Tran Phu St | In the Pasteur Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84 58 822406
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Ranked #28 of 54 things to do in Nha Trang
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums

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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This Museum is quite small, only few rooms. So the visit is very quick but the items are well presented and the staff very helpful. It is better to know a bit more about that amazing man before visiting the museum in order to enjoy even better the visit.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

And this museum is a little underwhelming in that respect. Something more than static displays are needed. Perhaps a bit of hands on science? Otherwise you could just as easily read about it on Wikipedia :p

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Handy location and easy to get to. Great historical interest. Helpful assistants. Restful and peaceful garden areas.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Entrance fee (40.000 VND pp?). Simple museum, technically not very advanced, but you got a lot of informative panels with information in French and English telling about Dr. Yersin's life as he was born, went to Paris where he worked in the Institute Pasteur, the way he arrived in Nha Trang as he worked on a ship travelling between Ho... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a small museum in the Pasteur Institute dedicated to a man who is still revered in Vietnam today. As plague research is a specialised subject it would help to do some reading before making a visit. Entry fee is 26,000 vnd and there were no other visitors while we were there, so don't expect crowds! Photography is not... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A small museum located on the main street opposite the beach. An interesting exhibition of an even more interesting man. Like many things in Vietnam, entry is extremely cheap, which makes it worth a visit if you've got an hour or so to pass. I imagine the museum would me more interesting for those interested in medicine.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I did a bit of reading before visiting this museum. That enhanced my appreciation of this interesting man. Maybe, sometime in the future, someone will make a movie of his fascinating life. Like others have stated, it would be a better museum if there were more explanations of what the exhibits are. Fortunately, I can read a bit of French.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I worked in plague research so visiting this lab was a must. ery interesting to see how much Yersin was able to do given the limited technology he had at hand. For the microbiologist this museum is a blast from the past. For the uninitiated; Not so much.

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Helsinki, Finland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is a tiny museam and unless and until you are into medicine, most of the specimens will not totally blow your mind. Its very well organised though, have to give them that much. I did a very quick round of the place and was out within 30 mins. To be fair I am not much of a history freak... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

It was actually a very small museum and did not have much to see. However, the arrangement was great and they managed to display what they had in a professional manner in that small space. The atmosphere and ambience was terrific and I loved the place though my time spent was very little there. The guides took me to every... More 

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