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“Not much of a museum; don't go out of your way” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of History and Culture

Museum of History and Culture
7 Nguyen Hue St, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #30 of 32 Attractions in Hoi An
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The Quan Yin pagoda houses this history museum that contains artifacts covering two thousand years of Hoi An culture.
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“Not much of a museum; don't go out of your way”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This place is small and worn down. The museum is mostly old pictures, some artifacts and a cannon. I wouldn't go out of your way to visit here. At least the adjoining pagoda is nice.The only real point of interest for me were the old maps from Colonial times, but even these were dusty and poorly maintained

Visited April 2013
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“A bit tired”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The museum is set in a lovely old building, but the displays and written explanations are a bit tired and dusty and in need off a good clean up. A peaceful spot to spend half an hour.

Visited February 2013
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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“Very small, not recommended to go solo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I think it would have been better if I were part of a tour group. It's filled with artifacts, but small placards that don't do it much justice. Other groups had tour guides, but I was reluctant to join because I didn't know if these were hired private guides and I would be imposing.

Visited December 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“good place to learn about Hoi An”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Good place to learn about Hoi An. Take about an hour to look through slowly all the stuff. There is even an early 19th century map by the British on the region!

Visited December 2012
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“Brief but informative”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

A nice quick overview of the towns history, set in a beautiful old building. If you have a spare 15 minutes then why not.

Visited December 2012
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