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Museum of Vietnamese History

2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 829 8146
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This collection of historical treasures and artifacts is one of the few Vietnamese museums with helpful English explanations.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good46%
  • Average26%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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+84 8 829 8146
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"water puppet show"
in 32 reviews
"prehistoric times"
in 12 reviews
"stone age"
in 6 reviews
"saigon zoo"
in 10 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 16 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
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"worth a visit"
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"entrance fee"
in 17 reviews
"on display"
in 13 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 9 reviews
"old building"
in 7 reviews
"take pictures"
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"interesting place"
in 5 reviews
"vietnam war"
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"mummy"
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"exhibits"
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"champa"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I like history and since this museum is close to my hotel I went there. Entrance fee is D 30,000 so cheap. The museum is well set up and has a number of very interesting exhibits. Apart from Vietnamese explanations are available in English and...More

Thank robertglas46
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like prehistoric peoples and ancient cultures, this museum is one of the better museums in Viet Nam in my opinion. It goes from the age of stone tools, though the Champa period with exhibition's of Ly dynasty, Tran-Ho dynasties, Nguyen dynasty. Stone statues...More

Thank Jan F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In old building and thought outlay confusing. Not overall that impressed as was little sparse and disappointed.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a museum a ling time on our radar. We were astonished at the vastness of the collection, we came back two more times to see it all in depth. The arrangement of the long vietnamese history eas donevin a good way. Therevwas also...More

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a very big museum. Small collection of Vietnamese cultural artifacts within 18 sections. No air conditioning.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

While this is not the most important place to visit in Saigon, we were there as part of a shore excursion from our cruise. It's not too large so an hour or so is enough to gain a good understanding of Vietnamese geography and history....More

Thank MessaM
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

This museum is pretty far from most highlights but worth your time If you have some to spare. It has some pretty nice old artifacts and mostly tells about the dynasties and wars that formed Vietnam

Thank EstherBrunner
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

An informative museum in a nice historical building. We stopped by here on our way to the Zoo/Botanical Garden and had lunch at the famous Lunch Lady. Phuoc Hai Temple is also nearby. Definitely worth checking out if you are going to any of those...More

1  Thank Calvin N
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

Saw this museum on our visit to the zoo and decided to go back. Was glad we did. It has a small but mighty collection of artifacts, some quite ancient. Exhibits were arranged chronologically so not hard to follow. Learned a lot. The best aspect...More

Thank MontanaCyndi
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

There are some nice artifacts in the collection houses in a fairly run-down building; the quality of the display depends on the particular exhibition room as clearly some but not all have been recently renovated. Of particular interest are Cham sculptures. The sequential flow is...More

Thank ECWorld
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ElsonKho
February 15, 2018|
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Sara D
December 22, 2016|
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Response from Catkin31 | Reviewed this property |
The ticket was only 15,000 VND (about 50p), it cost more to take the camera in but that was only 40,000 (just over £1).
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StephiDee
July 16, 2016|
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Response from geromam | Reviewed this property |
Hot and humid there I thought, no air con.
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