War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum
4.5
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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War Remnants Museum is a unit under the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Chi Minh City. Located in the museum system of Vietnam, the museum for world peace and a member of the World Council of Museums (ICOM), the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of thematic research, collection , storage, preservation and display of the material, photographs, artifacts on the evidence of the crime and the consequences of the war that the invasion force has caused to Vietnam.Museum store more than 20,000 documents, exhibits and films, in which more than 1,500 documents, artifacts, films have been applied to introduce in eight thematic exhibition frequently. In 35 years, the Museum has welcomed over 15 million visitors at home and abroad. Currently with about 500,000 visitors each year, the War Remnants Museum is one of the only cultural tourism to attract high public credibility at home and abroad.
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  • Zefiro53
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A visit to realize what really happened
    Museums are also quite boring, sometimes interesting places. This museum was different from others I have visited. I know Vietnam and its people. The information I had about the war had always been filtered by the press and government agencies, so that we didn't know the truth, the crap done by the invaders who eventually went back to their homes. Get ready, and don't forget a good supply of kleenex, they'll help.
    Visited June 2022
    Written March 4, 2023
  • Ali07London
    Enfield, United Kingdom456 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting museum with lots of photographs and articles
    We visited this museum on our own. It was very interesting museum charting the history of Vietnam through the French and Vietnam war (American War). There was a really good exhibition of war photographers pictures. One of the most famous pictures was gifted to the museum. It was very well presented. We opted to just look round but there was an audioguide if you wanted one. The Agent Orange section was very sad and the effects still be seen in the population today. It was open all day - didn't close for lunch and it is a very reasonable museum to visit. 40000 Dong. (less than £2) Interesting to see a different perspective on the war.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 16, 2023
  • Yann Renaud
    Switzerland811 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Moving exhibition but lacking objective information
    The museum displays an important number of pictures, illustrating the horrors of the war. The exhibition and the pictures are moving. However, the museum lacked an organisation to have a comprehensible message. You will not get objective information about the war and the event that occurred during this awful period.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 18, 2023
  • Elaine
    Perth, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    War Remnants Museum
    Absolutely worth a visit. Allow at least 2 hrs and be prepared for some graphic photos. You take away a differing views. I’ll leave it up to you to make your own opinion on how the content is sided and delivered. No mention of the Australians who served in the VW.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 20, 2023
  • Scottkjs
    Kent, United Kingdom403 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting and thought-provoking experience
    Well worth a couple of hours visit to truly appreciate what is on display. There are vehicles and munitions but there are very interesting galleries on three floors inside the main building. There are some harrowing images, but then again, it's showing the results of the conflict, so do be prepared.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 24, 2023
  • Crabby061
    Manchester, United Kingdom252 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see
    We found there were surprisingly few references to this dark chapter either visibly or in discussion with Vietnamese people, during our time in HCMC and Hanoi, so I would say a visit to this extremely well curated museum should definitely be in your itinerary. Various rooms covering different aspects of the war including one for children's activities as well as US military hardware in the forecourt. The star is the photography exhibition 'Requiem' tracing the history of the conflict through incredibly striking photos and reporting by several war journalists of the time. I found this fascinating and harrowing in equal measure and spent about 2 hours just in this part. (Surprised there wasn't a book of the photography available in the shop, a missed opportunity.) Not a big museum but not a place you want to rush through either if the subject interests you. Alow 2-3 hours. Nice outside cafe.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 25, 2023
  • Patric D
    Sandbach, United Kingdom1,006 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A sobering reminder
    This is a very sobering museum. You know, of course, that it will be fairly gruesome and there is no shortage of information and pictures on the horror that was the Vietnam War. It serves as a great reminder of those now far-off days. The museum is well laid out with lots of information available
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 25, 2023
  • scottsworld
    Brisbane, Australia153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    shocking A++
    a wonderful museum that should be on everyone's TO DO list! Yes, it's in Asia and there's some shocking pictures on the wall - but that is a drop in the ocean of what went on here as America "and friends" tried to stop communism. Sheesh. I hope every American goes to this museum - just as I hope every German goes to see Auschwitz and Dakow in Poland. Sad. Confronting. Gross. Necessary.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 25, 2023
  • Jaroslav Nečas
    Brno, Czech Republic1,415 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best attraction in Ho Chi Minh City
    Exhibition is dedicated to Vietnam war. There are several combat vehicles, planes and helicopters outside. But most interesting part is inside. You can learn the history of entire Vietnam war including event the most horrible facts. I strongly reccommend to visit this museum.
    Visited November 2022
    Written March 28, 2023
  • Juri R
    Pori, Finland192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gritty museum
    This museum is place for those who can handle the truth. Horrors of war have been posted exceptionally well. Sound of silence in the halls of museum is tangible and very few people can walk thru museum without shedding tears.
    Visited February 2023
    Written April 4, 2023
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JSTrip_77
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,299 contributions
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May 2020 • Couples
So yes, let's just get it out of the way, there is a lot of what we would call propaganda here. But, the history of warfare is generally written by the victors - except when it comes to the Vietnam/American War if you are an American. It's incredibly powerful to learn the history of the war from the perspective of the Vietnamese. I highly recommend this museum even though some of the exhibits are very tough to take.
Written May 8, 2020
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Joanne B
Sydney, Australia50 contributions
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Mar 2020
Another excellent Museum to visit. You get the other side of the story, the war in Vietnam from a Vietnamese viewpoint. The Museum tracked and traced the entire conflict starting back in 1947 up to 1975. I was a teenager during the war and highly recommend touring the Museum to get a complete picture of the era.
Written March 17, 2020
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Austin T
Los Angeles, CA145 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
I wasn’t knowledgeable about the Vietnam war until visiting the museum. We as Americans are fortunate that the Vietnamese people allow us to visit their country. Seeing the pictures and artifacts from the war is disturbing and I walked out in disbelief that our government could do the things they did to the civilians that had nothing to do with the war itself. I’m glad it is (history) and therefore paststence.
On the exterior of the museum, there is a display of military tanks, aircrafts and such which was interesting. Admission was fair at about $20K VD or about $4.50 for two.
I’d go for the history lesson, but be prepared for the gory details.
Written February 20, 2020
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peteboonywilliams
Sydney, Australia125 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
Definitely worth visiting if you have to stay in Saigon. The museum has three floors of incredible war artifacts and history relating to the French colonisation, Vietnamese attempts of democratic independence and the US occupation. The atrocities levelled upon the Vietnamese population since the French arrived until unification is just unbelievable. The affects of agent orange is even more heartbreaking. The horrors of chemical warfare in WW1 led to a ban on such weapons. The short and long term affects of agent orange far surpass any of the horrors of WW1. To think that a so called social responsible democratically elected government could cover half of Vietnam, swathes of Cambodia and Lao with such an incidious chemical throughout the 60s-70s is unfathomable. Especially when you consider civilians and US/allied troops were also knowingly sacrificed to the affects of agent orange as well. To this day Vietnamese only drink bottled water because of the presence of carcinogenic material from agent orange.
Written January 22, 2020
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Alisa C
Chiang Mai, Thailand10 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Solo
This may be the most important part of my visit to Saigon. The exhibits are very moving but also at times difficult to see/ process. Some images are very graphic, but all sections of the museum give a very frank perspective of the war. The readings provide in depth information about many facets of the war including historical facts, photojournalism, agent orange, and so forth. There are also some large war vehicles outside for viewing.

The cost to visit is 40k VND - very reasonable for the exhibits!
Written January 9, 2020
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Vikramjit D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
On our way back from the cu chi tunnel trip, we asked our guide to drop us off close to the war remnants museum, which he did and we found ourselves at about 4 pm at the museum doors.

40.000 dong per person entrance fee.

The courtyard outside has a few planes and helicopters from the American war on display

The ground floor is about the americans who didnt want the war. And also the worldwide protests against the war.

First and 2nd floor speaks of the war itself , historic facts and the war impact on this country especially the agent orange effect.

Quite depressing actually, but then who said War was meant to be fun!
Written January 25, 2020
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Ritobhash Bhattaharya
Pune, India5 contributions
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Jun 2019
It has multiple floors with different sections for viewing purposes. It contains information mainly images which provide a better understanding of the torturous lives of the Vietnamese during the war era. It was a marvellous and informative experience . I strongly recommend people visiting the museum to understand the effects of war on poor innocent people.
Written April 14, 2020
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danis luke
Singapore20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We heard so much about the Vietnam war on news and articles.Visiting this museum would confirm your thoughts what you heard and read about.
How the Vietnamese suffered whether the north or south people but still Vietnamese.
The best part there no winner in the war except huge among of casualties.
It is an interesting place you must visit.The chemical that the Americans pour over Vietnam still exists.The Orange chemicals .
Read the original articles from the Americans themselves on what really happen.
Most of the Americans had to attend the war because it was their job.Most of them didn't want this thing to happen.Sad to say many innocent people died both the Americans and the Vietnamese.
You can see some of the war reminents ,small cages made for prison and on and on.
Written January 2, 2020
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Jon Brown
Whitley Bay, UK73 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
Appreciate it's partially one sided but these events did happen and it's powerful to see. A must when in Saigon. Great value too and if you read all information. Military hardware outside plus a mocked up prison as well as all photos and narrative inside. A good day. Ps be wary of coconut carriers looking to scam you in the outside area. They pretend to be friendly then force you to buy two drinks for a fiver and clearly work in teams 😏
Written January 26, 2020
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dewitteseep
Milton Keynes, UK137 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
The Vietnam war was a terrible time in Vietnam's history and America's. This museum does not hold it's punches. You start on the 1st floor seeing the effects of Agent Orange (which is still affecting 3rd generation Vietnamese and Americans), you also see/read about what the Americans did and how they acted during this war. It is hard to see. Then you go downstairs and see/read about the Americans who protested against the war in many different ways and then how the two countries worked towards reconciliation. It is a horrible business but you can not ignore what has happened - hopefully we learn from the past but sometimes I am not so sure we do :(
Written January 12, 2020
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