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Alexandre Yersin Museum

8 - 10 Tran Phu St | In the Pasteur Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam
84 58 822406
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Ranked #20 of 31 Attractions in Nha Trang
Type: Specialty Museums
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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VICTORIA
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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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Florida
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46 attraction reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
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
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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
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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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a small museum located next to the Pasteur Institue, admission is 26,000 dong. I liked the antique equipment like the microscopes. While the information about Yersin is interesting, it is probably more so for someone interested in the history of medicine.

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

It is just a couple of rooms with some very tired display stands. The ladies who run the place are really great to talk with and the only reason to go

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