Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Ho Chi Minh City Museum: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Ho Chi Minh City Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Ho Chi Minh City Museum
3.5
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Hoang Vo
Da Nang, Vietnam343 contributions
One of beautiful French building in Saigon
Mar 2021 • Friends
It only takes 30k vnd per person to enter here and more 20k if you bring camera. Many angles to shoot here. You can also explore the history of Saigon here with some ancient items.
Written March 23, 2021
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CarSteHolden
Manchester, UK391 contributions
Great Little Museum
May 2019
Nice little museum in a beautiful old building. Some interesting things to see. Easy to walk around as not very busy. Worth a visit. Takes about 1hr to see everything.
Written April 2, 2020
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Odessa74
Seoul, South Korea12 contributions
Disappointing for us avid history nerds
Feb 2020 • Friends
The old building is nice and there were couples there taking professional wedding photos. But the exhibits aren’t very informative, especially if you’ve visited other, better museums in Vietnam. In the mildly interesting category: There’s a creepy bunker from 1963. Plus it’s next to a Highlands coffee with good atmosphere.
Written February 24, 2020
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Travelaround59
London, UK1,617 contributions
Exceptional Building
Feb 2020 • Friends
The building (at the end the France High commissioner residence) is impressive (more from outside than inside though!) but the exhibition lack a bit of focus...there is a bit of everything and much of nothing else!
To be far I personally think is just worth to see the building in itself and the grounds although on the first floor the exhibits of the struggle to get independence and to unite country are somehow interesting too.
Written February 18, 2020
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tjcarroll67
Nantou, Taiwan130 contributions
Good information but little focus
Jan 2020
I found the museum interesting. Lots of information but not well organized. The beautiful building and grounds are neglected and in disrepair. Vietnam has a long colorful history but much of it seems neglected or forgotten just like this building. I still recommend a visit. It,s worth the admission.
Written January 27, 2020
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Mike D
London, UK72 contributions
Not bad for a break
Jan 2020 • Couples
Quite interesting exhibits on the history of HCM and its population (the increase in the latter over the last few decades is staggering)

Quite interesting background on the various conflicts, why the city's main roads are so named, history of its currency, the scale and logistics of the HCM Trail etc

If you have a couple of hours to kill, pay a visit. Great value at VND 30,000 to get in.
Written January 24, 2020
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,644 contributions
heroic history
Jan 2020
the HCMC museum is mainly about the heroic past of the city and its people, with some adds on economy and urban development. not really a must-do, but to waste some time inside during rain or heat an option.
Written January 10, 2020
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Cbb
United States31 contributions
Hi Chi Ming museum
Jun 2019 • Solo
Hi Chi Ming city is a unique place. The energy of the burgeoning economy touches every aspect of the daily life. Parks serves as outdoor gyms, social gatherings places and ceremonial Tai Chi ceremonies. The fresh street food is healthy and delicious. I loved the Pho soup!

Amidst ancient traditions, nationalistic murals and the shadow of a horrible war that torn the country to shreds the spirit of a new Vietnam is contagious and energizing.

A visit to the hospital war museum is a must because it will help you understand how this country has focused on healing the deep wounds of atrocities committed only decades ago. It will be an emotional but necessary visit that will validate that hope and healing can and is indeed possible.
Written January 5, 2020
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Jarosław C
58 contributions
Low average
Jan 2020 • Couples
The best thing in the museum is that you can get the socialistic vibe- the museum is pretty boring, not very informative with a lot of random maps and some old objects, it doesn’t tell you any story. The building is pretty interesting and the ‘North Korean’ vibe with the low price make it worth visiting I guess...
Written January 5, 2020
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197gabes
Singapore, Singapore113 contributions
An underrated museum
Dec 2019 • Family
This museum seems to be overlooked by most visitors to the Saigon. Unlike the Independence Palace or the War Remnants museum, the human traffic here is very light. But it is actually quite an informative place to visit as it covers the history of Saigon’s development from its early history into a modern city.

The museum grounds has plenty of greenery and also some interesting displays, moving about you can find fighter planes, anti aircraft gun, canons just to name a few. The building architecture is just as impressive. It is common to find wedding couples moving about both inside and outside the building taking their wedding photo.

Inside the building there is a wide range of static display covering geographic, economic development, wartime and independence. There is something for everybody.

Attached to the building is the Highlands Coffee cafe, so it is a perfect place to end your visit by grabbing a nice cold drink and take a break.

It is sad to see that not enough attention has been place to further develop and preserve the site, as the place has good potential to become a top rated museum showcasing HCMC.
Written December 20, 2019
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