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Address: 1 Trang Tien St., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam (Formerly Museum of History (Bao Tang Lich Su))
Phone Number: 04/825-3518
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History buffs will appreciate the expansive collections on hand in this...

History buffs will appreciate the expansive collections on hand in this educational museum.

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$58.00*
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Private Hanoi City Half-Day Tour
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$87.50*
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Private Full-Day Hanoi City Tour
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$37.00*
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Private Full-Day Guided Tour of Hanoi Including Lunch

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We enjoyed bits and pieces of the museum, but felt it didn't really follow any form of pattern and was missing some important background on a few exhibits.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed bits and pieces of the museum, but felt it didn't really follow any form of pattern and was missing some important background on a few exhibits.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is not very informative if you don't know the Vietnamese history very well. It's divided in two buildings where the first building starts from the Bronze Age and ends with the Nguyen dynasty. The second building which is just across the road displays things from the French rule and the Vietnam War. The choice of wording and pictures... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice museum, which includes numerous artifacts (including some REALLY ancient relics). The museum is spread over a couple of floors and outside in the garden. WI-FI is available in the museum (which is extremely rare in Vietnam). The ticket is less than 2USD and also includes entrance to the nearby revolution museum. An hour is all... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We felt we needed to know more about the country's history. Not sure this really did the job. Lots of relics to see, but I suppose we're used to western museums which usually involve some kind of e-interactivity. You won't find that here. Cost 15,000VND per person about £0.75 entrance. They close for lunch at 11.30am until about 1pm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whether or not you're into history this museum has an interesting collection in different featured exhibitions that cover various eras in the country's history. I wouldn't say it gives an in depth insight but more of a taster through artefacts and relics. It's easy enough to navigate on your own but audio guides are available. It's only 40,000VND per person... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Many displays on the different ethnic groups making up Vietnam. Also displays on conical hat manufacturing, fishing tools etc .....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Very interesting view of 2000 plus years of Vietnamese history - would be nice to have an English commentary system as there was little English at the exhibit - beautiful though and time well spent - give yourself about 2 hours - café available and located next to the Opera House - close walk from the Lake

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The Gods, Kings, Warriors - and all of their tributes and acclaim - are not to be found here. Common tools, farming implements and a few knives and swords represent a culture of vegetables and fishing. The local water buffalo were a tool first and a food source late in their life. Food has always been abundant in Vietnam. Items... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

it is located just behind the opera house. it is yellow 2 storey building and is houses the history of vietnam dating back 1000 of years. the information tag is not very informative. but it is good to learn some of the history of vietnam. it cost 40K to enter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This museum takes the visitor through around two thousand years of Vietnamese history in two storeys. The exhibits are not arranged in a chronological order - outside the entrance there are maps showing you the path you should take - this should have been available on a pamphlet instead. The English descriptions/notes aren't really informative, and you really need a... More 

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