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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3756 2193
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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+84 4 3756 2193
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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Taking our seven and five year olds to most museums can usually become a difficult experience... Not this place. This museum takes you on a tour of the ethnic groups from all areas around Vietnam. Inside has some great artefacts which the kids weren't really...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

The place is an island of quiet in busy Hanoi. The different tribes are well presented and explained including their houses.

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Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

It was nice learning about the different ethnic groups in Vietnam but the museum was way too hot for us to fully appreciate it. The air was hot and heavy inside the museum and I wished it was airconditioned or had more ventilation. Still worth...More

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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee is 40k VND per adult which is really cheap. Closed on Monday and Friday afternoons like a lot of other museums in Hanoi so be wary. An interesting insight into the many ethnicities that live in Vietnam. The recreation of the traditional houses...More

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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

This was a surprise. Our guide was particularly good on this visit. Very interesting to here about all the different cultures. The external exhibits are a must see even if it is warm. The different styles of houses are really interesting. Give this place a...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2016

This is an amazing and incredible museum. I did not know exactly what to expect....but...the information given about all ethnic groups is fantastic and also honours them. The displays are also very very good. Walking around outside and looking at traditional houses etc is just...More

Thank Mauna D
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Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum with 3 young kids, they loved the little houses set up so you could walk around inside and see how people lived. Was a great way to spend a few hours.

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Reviewed September 26, 2016

A visit to this museum will vastly improve your knowledge of Vietnamese history and culture with a fascinating variety of stories to tell of local folk, trade and crafts.

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Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

It is a place where youcan have a look to different cultures in Vietnam based on the multiethnical old culture

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Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

I learned a lot with our visit Good that we chose to have a tour guide, He was very helpful, was able to impart information that help us understand their cultures. Love It.

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Irene O
February 17, 2018|
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Response from Mikhail123 | Reviewed this property |
What on earth does this question have in connection with the ethnology museum ?
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MeganOnTheMap
May 30, 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
如果你能能夠讀英文那就沒問題。但在這裏的說明也是很間單,如果你有導遊的話就比較長細。
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Jenni J
November 28, 2016|
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Response from Kate A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, lt was not quite easy. I took a public bus no. 14 from hoan kiem to the museum just google map your location & destination and you can see the public bus number around the city in Hanoi only show them where you will drop... More
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