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Vietnam National Museum of History

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History buffs will appreciate the expansive collections on hand in this educational museum.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Trang Tien - no 25 | Tong Dan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3825 2853
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent displays of artefacts from the pre-historic era to 1945 on two floors - I didn't visit the other nearby building with more modern exhibits. Lockers and audio guides are complimentary but the latter didn't always sync with the exhibits being viewed, so that was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took a solo tour and stopped from time to time on a bench to check some historical facts on my phone. At some point I took out my wallet and somehow didn't put it back in the bag (and it's quite dark on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

The first building consist the history of Vietnam until 1945 and the building opposite the street time after it. The former part of history is more interesting as it is not so politically colored as the last one.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

We got bored... After traveling in Vietnam we were looking for a place that will give us more knowledge about things we have seen but the board didn’t give us any enriching and interesting information. Waste of time if you ask us.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elam100
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Loved that museum, it was clean, with lots and lots of interesting and amazing artefacts, with good English all over, very quiet when we went there so we had a great time there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank highexxpects
Reviewed October 24, 2018

I booked the museum and the grounds for my clients (48 people) for a Gala Night. We had welcome cocktails with tradtional dancers inside the museum. The clients loved learning about the history of Vietnam in such a relaxed enviroment. It really did WOW my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

So much to read! The information is very clear, and there are lots to see here. Only thing I wasn't keen on is the tour buses full of loud and nosy tourists that turned up - made reading quite hard.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mbetowler
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

The museum focuses on Vietnamese archaeology from the bronze age onwards and boasts a large collection of impressive finds, some of which are between 3000 and 3500 years old. Unfortunately, the presentation of those finds is incredibly dated and old fashioned. Aside from the old,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jasper_vd_Schoot
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Lots of well explained exhibits in Vietnamese and English mostly although it may be a bit biased since they kept talking about how they repelled the Chinese invaders Lots of ancient artifacts such as statutes and coins. Airconditioned although i can barely feel it. Better...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I take some kind to visit museum on last sunday. Museum is beautiful, charm with the architecture as an ancientific and contain a lot of rare artifacts. I can tell the children about the rich history of the conntry through the exhibits on display here,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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