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Address: Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 4 3756 2193
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial...

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial Sciences. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation's different ethnic groups. The museum also serves to guide research, conservation, and technology that are specific to the work of an ethnographic museum.

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A great place to see Vietnam's culture

This museum is a testament to Vietnam's diversity and heritage. Other countries may "celebrate their diversity" through words and pap; Vietnam does it with substance in this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not huge on museums so this place really didn't interest me that much. I felt that I had already learnt so much about Vietnamese culture & history that nothing here really added much value. The museum wasn't even cool which is the reason why our guide took us here in the first place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is a testament to Vietnam's diversity and heritage. Other countries may "celebrate their diversity" through words and pap; Vietnam does it with substance in this museum. The indoor displays are well complemented by the various styles of houses together with domestic artefacts in use by the various groups that make up the country's population. A good intro to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Inside there's no air conditioning and in the second floor it's hard to stay long. Well done but old. Small video and headphones. Very nice the outdoor (to be visited)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fascinating insight into Vietnamese history and the various types of ethnicities that make up Vietnam and Vietnamese culture. I was lucky enough to catch a free water puppet show in the gardens. Also in the gardens are recreations of various types of ethnic houses. Definitely worth checking out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Comprehensive history of women in Vietnam I first saw this 15 years ago and it has improved Congratulations to the Curator

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really great place make sure you also visit different houses made around the main building. Great Vietnam cultural history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a big modern building - but both the museum and its gardens are worth a visit. You can also see a production of their water puppet theatre within the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Museum offers comprehensive view of Vietnamese demographic structure. Way of housing and habits of more than 50 Vietnamese native people groups are presented in organized and clear manner. Must!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum provides information on the more than 50 ethnic groups in Viet nam. It provides information about their art, their beliefs, their customs and even provides the opportunity to visit traditional housing. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best museum in Hanoi I would say. I am Hanoian and I've visited the museum several times, however, it still wows me every time I visit it. A diversity of ethnic and religion, many types of demonstration, often organize events. It is going to be the Mid-Autumn festival of Vietnam so the museum will definitely organize some activities for families... More 

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