Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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  • bibliophileLondon
    30 contributions
    Definitely worth visiting
    An excellent art museum, it really impressed us and it contains lots of material, some of which goes back hundreds of years. It follows a timeline, so it makes sense to follow the numbered sequence of displays. As always watch out for the propaganda.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 12, 2023
  • Adelaide
    Hanoi, Vietnam2 contributions
    Worth to visit
    Hanoi Fine art museum is good to visit for you when you visit Hanoi.The pieces are arranged very logical and we understand the development of VietNam . It is french buiding and very nice for walking . It takes about 1 hour for visitting his museum . You can travel with guide or without guide. We were on tour with VietNam Escape Tours Travel so we had tour gide and we could understand more about the history and museum
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 12, 2023
  • Lee A
    Hanoi, Vietnam16 contributions
    Worth visiting place
    This fabulous, bif Museum is arranged very chronologically to help us know about the periods of Vietnam Fine Art. You can easily download the app to listen description of many artworks there. It is an French architectural building with a beautiful garden. You can spend abt 1 hour to view all the big collection here. Worth visiting place
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 22, 2023
  • Olivia
    9 contributions
    Stunning collection of Vietnamese art
    Absolutely stunning gallery that shows the breadth of skill and artistry of the Vietnamese visual arts. The gallery was beautifully laid out with a very informative audio guide. Make sure you go with lots of battery on your phone as you download an app to listen to it. A few more places to sit would have been wonderful. But don’t miss this in Hanoi.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 20, 2023
  • D13O
    The Hague, The Netherlands237 contributions
    Nice art, confusing layout
    This museum definately has a lot of nice pieces from evey era from prehistoric to today. I found the lay-out to be a bit confusing, but I probably entered through a side entrance. The buddhist statues are very nice, although not that different from what you see in China or Japan. Some of the war era art really leaves a knot in the stomach but can be suprisingly cheerful as well. Lastly the modern Vietnamese artists are a bit of a mixed bag, which is good as it will have something for everyone. Not a definate must see, but a good couple of hours non the less.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia810 contributions
    Beautiful lacquer and silk paintings
    I like taking photos but the fee for this museum was 200,000 dong (which I was told at the entrance but could not find on the website or on the signs) so I decided against paying. I sort of regret it because there were some beautiful pieces here. I particularly liked the early buddha statues, the lacquer paintings and the silk paintings. It was a great visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Wikumj
    Bromley, United Kingdom317 contributions
    A must for art fans - truly world class fine art in particular the lacquer art!
    We were very surprised by how good this art gallery is - we weren't expecting too much but had run out of top sights in the city, and in fact this ended up being one of the best things we did in Hanoi. A must for any art fans, this building house some incredible collections of Vietnamese fine art, in particular two types of art technique that are unique to Vietnam - lacquer art and silk painting. We particularly enjoyed the former of these, the lacquer art, as there are a huge number of exquisite and intricate masterpieces. There is a video room on the second floor explaining the history of this art technique, essential to appreciate how difficult this technique is to master, which involves the creation and polishing of several layers over many months. The visit actually inspired us to seek out lacquer art to purchase for ourselves as a souvenir. There is also a very comfortable and upmarket cafe on the grounds which we enjoyed, and a small shop and area for temporary exhibits.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 5, 2023
  • minh long
    Vietnam2 contributions
    Title: A Tapestry of Artistic Wonders
    The Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) in [Location] is a haven for art enthusiasts, a place where history, culture, and creativity converge to form an exquisite tapestry of artistic wonders. Exquisite Exhibits: Stepping into the museum feels like embarking on a visual journey through Vietnam's rich artistic heritage. The exhibits, sourced from various artists and contributors, showcase a diverse range of artworks, from traditional Vietnamese paintings to contemporary masterpieces. Each brushstroke tells a story, and every sculpture whispers a tale of craftsmanship. Cultural Odyssey: The museum, as featured on 4321.vn, beautifully encapsulates the evolution of Vietnamese art over the centuries. It's a cultural odyssey that unfolds chronologically, allowing visitors to witness the dynamic shifts and influences that have shaped the nation's artistic identity. From the ethereal strokes of traditional silk paintings to the bold expressions of modern art, the spectrum is both vast and captivating. Architectural Gem: Beyond the artwork, the museum itself is an architectural gem. The design seamlessly blends tradition with modernity, providing an aesthetic backdrop that enhances the overall experience. The carefully curated spaces offer a harmonious environment where art and architecture dance in unison. Educational Experience: For those seeking a deeper understanding, the museum offers a rich educational experience. Knowledgeable guides, along with additional insights from 4321.vn, are at hand to provide information about the significance of each exhibit, unraveling the cultural nuances embedded in the art. The museum isn't just a visual feast; it's an enlightening journey into Vietnam's soul. Ambiance and Accessibility: The ambiance within the museum is serene, fostering an atmosphere of contemplation. Visitors can explore at their own pace, allowing for a personal connection with the art. The museum's central location, as highlighted on 4321.vn, makes it easily accessible, making it a must-visit for both locals and tourists. Conclusion: In conclusion, the Fine Arts Museum in [Location] stands as a testament to Vietnam's artistic prowess. It transcends the boundaries of time, offering a timeless experience for art connoisseurs and casual admirers alike. Whether you're passionate about art or simply looking to immerse yourself in Vietnam's cultural legacy, this museum is a masterpiece in itself.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 25, 2023
  • Shannon
    Suva, Fiji1,033 contributions
    Excellent
    Way much better than the Arts museum in Ho Chi Minh. Wider range of art works and better maintained building. Saw some of the best pieces of paintings I've ever seen here. Slight negative is that some rooms air-conditioning needs improving. In terms of crowds it's more empty compared to other museums so don't expect queues. Highly recommend
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 26, 2024
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Una
Oslo, Norway1 contribution
Feb 2020
The art collection is big and good. Half of the photos don't show what year the were painted in the description box, which is sad cause that's valuable information when understanding the art. Other than that, great variety.
Written March 22, 2020
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wanderwoman93
Oregon113 contributions
Jul 2022
The collection here is amazing. There are temple sculptures, Buddhas, and religious iconography on the first floor. My favorites were the upper floors where there are amazing engraving and lacquer works and some really compelling portraits and depictions of war. My main complaint is that the info in the museum is pretty sparse and inconsistent. Even with the audio guide, there were some rooms that had a ton of descriptors and some that had none. It doesn't do the collection justice. But I'm so glad I stumbled across it and went in!
Written July 12, 2022
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia810 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
I like taking photos but the fee for this museum was 200,000 dong (which I was told at the entrance but could not find on the website or on the signs) so I decided against paying. I sort of regret it because there were some beautiful pieces here. I particularly liked the early buddha statues, the lacquer paintings and the silk paintings. It was a great visit.
Written October 1, 2023
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K Wang
Hong Kong, China129 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
The artwork was absolutely beautiful! The silk paintings and lacquer paintings were my favorite. Many Vietnamese girls taking selfies in the museum which I find quite interesting. Maybe they are doing the right thing about broadcasting the beauty of these ancient pieces to the world via social media... The artworks are updated quite recently as there are some modern pieces inspired by COVID.
Written May 3, 2022
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minh long
Vietnam2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family


The Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) in [Location] is a haven for art enthusiasts, a place where history, culture, and creativity converge to form an exquisite tapestry of artistic wonders.

Exquisite Exhibits:
Stepping into the museum feels like embarking on a visual journey through Vietnam's rich artistic heritage. The exhibits, sourced from various artists and contributors, showcase a diverse range of artworks, from traditional Vietnamese paintings to contemporary masterpieces. Each brushstroke tells a story, and every sculpture whispers a tale of craftsmanship.

Cultural Odyssey:
The museum, as featured on 4321.vn, beautifully encapsulates the evolution of Vietnamese art over the centuries. It's a cultural odyssey that unfolds chronologically, allowing visitors to witness the dynamic shifts and influences that have shaped the nation's artistic identity. From the ethereal strokes of traditional silk paintings to the bold expressions of modern art, the spectrum is both vast and captivating.

Architectural Gem:
Beyond the artwork, the museum itself is an architectural gem. The design seamlessly blends tradition with modernity, providing an aesthetic backdrop that enhances the overall experience. The carefully curated spaces offer a harmonious environment where art and architecture dance in unison.

Educational Experience:
For those seeking a deeper understanding, the museum offers a rich educational experience. Knowledgeable guides, along with additional insights from 4321.vn, are at hand to provide information about the significance of each exhibit, unraveling the cultural nuances embedded in the art. The museum isn't just a visual feast; it's an enlightening journey into Vietnam's soul.

Ambiance and Accessibility:
The ambiance within the museum is serene, fostering an atmosphere of contemplation. Visitors can explore at their own pace, allowing for a personal connection with the art. The museum's central location, as highlighted on 4321.vn, makes it easily accessible, making it a must-visit for both locals and tourists.

Conclusion:
In conclusion, the Fine Arts Museum in [Location] stands as a testament to Vietnam's artistic prowess. It transcends the boundaries of time, offering a timeless experience for art connoisseurs and casual admirers alike. Whether you're passionate about art or simply looking to immerse yourself in Vietnam's cultural legacy, this museum is a masterpiece in itself.
Written December 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Wikumj
Bromley, UK317 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were very surprised by how good this art gallery is - we weren't expecting too much but had run out of top sights in the city, and in fact this ended up being one of the best things we did in Hanoi. A must for any art fans, this building house some incredible collections of Vietnamese fine art, in particular two types of art technique that are unique to Vietnam - lacquer art and silk painting. We particularly enjoyed the former of these, the lacquer art, as there are a huge number of exquisite and intricate masterpieces. There is a video room on the second floor explaining the history of this art technique, essential to appreciate how difficult this technique is to master, which involves the creation and polishing of several layers over many months. The visit actually inspired us to seek out lacquer art to purchase for ourselves as a souvenir. There is also a very comfortable and upmarket cafe on the grounds which we enjoyed, and a small shop and area for temporary exhibits.
Written December 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shannon
Suva, Fiji1,033 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Way much better than the Arts museum in Ho Chi Minh. Wider range of art works and better maintained building. Saw some of the best pieces of paintings I've ever seen here. Slight negative is that some rooms air-conditioning needs improving. In terms of crowds it's more empty compared to other museums so don't expect queues. Highly recommend
Written January 26, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kbp61
Tiverton, UK203 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
A fabulous gallery of fine art.

The pieces are arranged chronologically and show the development of Vietnamese through the ages. The lacquer wood sculptures are especially lifelike and amusing. The post-war art veers a little too much towards blatant propaganda for my tastes but that is more than compensated by the contemporary pieces.

This is a must-see visit for anyone with an interest in art.
Written January 31, 2023
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Adelaide
Hanoi, Vietnam2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Hanoi Fine art museum is good to visit for you when you visit Hanoi.The pieces are arranged very logical and we understand the development of VietNam . It is french buiding and very nice for walking . It takes about 1 hour for visitting his museum . You can travel with guide or without guide. We were on tour with VietNam Escape Tours Travel so we had tour gide and we could understand more about the history and museum
Written March 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lee A
Hanoi, Vietnam16 contributions
Jan 2023
This fabulous, bif Museum is arranged very chronologically to help us know about the periods of Vietnam Fine Art. You can easily download the app to listen description of many artworks there. It is an French architectural building with a beautiful garden. You can spend abt 1 hour to view all the big collection here. Worth visiting place
Written March 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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