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Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

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This museum was opened in 1966. Though in need of updating, some interesting artifacts are on display in its three floors organized chronologically.
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66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3733 2131
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All reviews vietnamese art lacquer paintings modern art interesting collection love art large collection art pieces gift shop worth a visit van mieu on display couple of hours beautiful building for sale two hours vietnam history american war
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is in the process of being renovated. The museum has about 3,000 items on display, from sculptures to modern art. Spread out in several buildings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank millie4t
Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy to follow through the ages and development of the country. Some stunning sculptures and understandably a lot of painting relating to the war. Very interesting showing traditional and modern methods. Something for everyone wether or not an art lover.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FionaRB
Reviewed 5 days ago

The pieces of art are supplied in a chronological order allowing anyone to get a sense for the historic development. Although they are focused largely on the colonial profile, the Vietnam war and additionally to a lesser amount on typical Vietnamese life. After awhile now,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dwayne M
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you enjoy art I am sure you will like this place. There are a lot of sculptures and paintings with multiple floors and wings to visit. They have some cool artifacts but the majority of the exhibits are paintings. Not really my cup of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RoyStormer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice museum with some beautiful art pieces. Separately to the political situation, the war, in art like in gastronomy, when east meets west, we see clearly the inspirations and the Fusion without fight...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WeltbuergerCH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ticket office for this museum was located off to the side in the gift shop. A coffee shop was also located here. Admission was 40,000VND for adults. On the first floor there was mostly statues, stone and wood carvings displayed here across many different...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum, which contains Vietnamese contemporary art, is fascinating. Much of the art deals with the trauma of the "American War" using traditional techniques, such as lacquer painting. It is interesting to watch the transition into more abstract contemporary themes. Also, seeing the "American War"...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my highlights of my trip to Hanoi . Not crowded well designed gallery - easy to really enjoy these excellent samples of ancient to modern Vietnamese art .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brianhH2850FJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw mostly contemporary and paintings from the 20th c. I wish there had been an audio guide or guide to take us through as we are new to VN art . Also, the staff were not very friendly, but that’s ok.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laura c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the places we visited that wasn’t crowded but if you are interested in art and want insight into the Vietnamese culture, I would highly recommend it. It’s not a very modern museum but it does have explanations in English of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from BaffledSpaniels | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember seeing any signs about this. But most of the galleries did not have staff in them so I took photos when I was there anyway.
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08:30 to 17:00 (ish)