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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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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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Many knowledge and items of Vietnamese people groups

Recommend to visit when you stay in Hanoi as this museum will surprise you with many items you could not find in books. Take 2-3 hours

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Da Nang, Vietnam
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Da Nang, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recommend to visit when you stay in Hanoi as this museum will surprise you with many items you could not find in books. Take 2-3 hours

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed understanding a bit more of the different peoples, but it becomes a bit more than necessary for someone who's unrelated to the culture and people. But, you can get an audio tour and go at your own pace - still worthwhile. Loved the "gardens" in the back, which are more a collection of the different styles of homes of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This covers a large area and includes inside displays and examples of different styles of houses from some of the various tribes outside, so can be visited whatever the weather. We visited early morning around 9am and it was already getting busy. Unfortunately some families were allowing their children to run around unsupervised and they were very noisy, this made... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This suburban Hanoi museum, (housed ironically in a large concrete soviet era style building rather than a Vietnamese one), includes items ranging from household items, tools, crafts, clothing, spiritual and ceremonial items, instruments and entertainments representative of the many many (50+?) discrete ethnic groups living in Vietnam. The entrance display is a huge and impressive ceremonial pole, and from there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here and it helped give a brief but informative description , background and snap shot if the different people in Vietnam . Totally recommend going .

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited the Museum of Ethnology as part of a day tour of the city of Hanoi. This is not a museum as most of our knows it, not a boring walk through a building... they have sculptures and samples of everything even their traditional houses. After a walk through the museum there are beautiful gardens outside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A quick insight into the ethnic composition of Vietnam. Pictures and exhibits were quite informative. Having an english speaking local guide was very useful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really glad we went as it was both interesting and informative about the really diverse ethnic mix that makes up this wonderful country

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice museum inside and outside. You can walk their the whole day. Also nice restaurant with good coffee and cake

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well this kind of museum you can visit every in europe too. Of course it was quite nice to visit and to see how the culture developed during the last hundreds of years in vietnam but a lot of attractions were also very touristic oriented. For people with are interested in history and culture its probably a nice experience

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