Vietnam National Museum of History

Vietnam National Museum of History, Hanoi: Hours, Address, Vietnam National Museum of History Reviews: 3.5/5

Vietnam National Museum of History

Vietnam National Museum of History
3.5
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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History buffs will appreciate the expansive collections on hand in this educational museum.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Steve B
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam743 contributions
Wonderful Museum
Jul 2020 • Solo
This museum cost 40,000 VND, so less than $2. I was very impressed with the collection because some of the artifacts are over 1000 years old. One should not miss the three-faced Buddha or the fine collection of lacquer paintings. Well worth an hour.
Written July 7, 2020
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Pedro Raffainer
Madrid, Spain18 contributions
Very old museum
Nov 2019
Very old museum. I don't recommend it. Visit only if you have a lot of time to explore the rest of the city.
Written June 23, 2020
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kingvikramaditya
Haridwar, India438 contributions
Museum of Vietnamese History
Mar 2020 • Solo
This museum is located just a stone's throw away from the Hanoi Opera. It's not a must visit, however, if you've time and are interested in finding out more about Vietnamese history, you can visit it. There are two floors and the second floor has extensive collection on Cham history. The entry is chargeable, tickets are available at the entrance itself.
Written March 19, 2020
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Toby
4 contributions
Give this one a miss if you have limited time in Hanoi
Feb 2020 • Friends
A very underwhelming museum in comparison to others visited within Vietnam. The galleries are overly spacious and the exhibits themselves consist mostly of ancient pots and dishes (none of the cool stuff!). The museum is further out from the city but unfortunately not worth the effort of getting there.
Written March 9, 2020
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Tony
Greater Melbourne, Australia22 contributions
2 museums for the price of 1
Feb 2020
The entrance fee was very low and included entry to 2 museums separated by a busy street. The first covered up to the late 19th century and I found this more interesting than the second which was mainly a collection of photos or communist party people from the early 20th century.
Written March 1, 2020
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CarSteHolden
Manchester, UK391 contributions
Interesting Museum
May 2019
Great little museum. Lots of interesting things to see. We spent a couple of hours looking around. Loved all the old statues and all the old artifacts from shipwrecks. Worth the small entrance fee.
Written February 6, 2020
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Rincewind
Anshan, China180 contributions
Resonable for the price
Jan 2020
Large museum with low entrance fee so worth seeing. It took us about two and a half hours to see everything. The museum is split over two buildings so remember to go across the road and visit the other building too.

The south building has ancient historical items. Most of the history shown here deals with ancient Vietnam and the various invasions by China over the millennia.

The north building covers modern history including the colonization by the French, founding of the Communist Party, and the war with America.

My major criticism is that the captions and descriptions focus predominately on the various wars with external powers (mostly China and France) and ignores the culture of the country, technology, and kings, and common people. The artifacts that do illustrate the culture, are not complimented with sufficient captions or descriptions telling their story.
Written February 4, 2020
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Emilie G
Montrouge, France1,441 contributions
A bit of history
Dec 2019
The buildings are beautiful from the outside. This museum is actually made of two buildings. Planing a half day for the two of them is definitely enough time. We were disappointed by the one about recent history (the revolution museum) as it is composed of tons of photographs with no context. So we felt like we did not learn much. The part about ancient history is better organised and it is easier to get explanations. Cheap entrance ticket (40k vnd for one adult in order to visit the two museums).
Written January 27, 2020
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Chris S
Eglinton, UK572 contributions
Some very good artefacts
Jan 2020 • Couples
The museum is split over 2 sites on opposite sides of the road - 1st deals with ancient Vietnam and 2nd site deals with more or less the last 200 years. One ticket covers both sites (£1.50 / US$2) per person. A lot of very interesting stuff (need a passport to get a headphone set) to see and plenty translated into English. We enjoyed it but didn’t find it the easiest to navigate in a chronological order and closes from 12 noon to 1.30pm which is a bit awkward trying to fit both one after the other.
Written January 22, 2020
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Caitlyn M
Montreal, Canada10 contributions
Not the best museum
Jan 2020 • Solo
I only gave this museum a C in my mental rating system. Although there are some really interesting artifacts there is little explanation and the English on the signs for each item is not very good. The french is better if you can read it. Lots of photos of people with little explanation, and interesting documents in Vietnamese but that have no other language translation like poems and stories.
Written January 19, 2020
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Vietnam National Museum of History is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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