Fine Arts Museum
Fine Arts Museum
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Fine Arts museum is a restored home with sixteen showrooms displaying paintings, pottery, sculpture and even some weapons.
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  • jayyu
    Seoul, South Korea227 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building and interesting art
    This is another set of buildings with interesting architecture. There were many people doing photo shoots here in the building and on the grounds. The art in here is definitely interesting. There are two main buildings with more paintings and sculptures, with a smaller building that has more art in wooden carvings and pottery. I enjoyed the two main buildings more than the smaller one. Well worth a visit for any art lovers.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 27, 2023
  • sweetiekin
    Singapore, Singapore56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good visit if you like arts!
    This museum comprises of 3 blocks so be prepared to spend some time. They have about 1-3 floors depending on each block. Local artists mainly but worth a visit if you have time. We visited during summer and they don't have or did not turn on their aircon, so prepare a handheld fan.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 11, 2023
  • Shannon
    Suva, Fiji1,048 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Collection
    Great extensive line of artwork on display. The building is in pretty good condition both interior and exterior but expect some exhibition rooms to be much better than others. There wasn't much of a queue area nor a ticket check just a ticket booth. The building isn't handicap friendly. Highly recommended.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Louichan
    Tokyo, Japan224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    This facility does not feature in the typical 'city tour' itineraries, but it was among the most enjoyable things I saw in Ho Chi Minh City. The buildings are lovely and lots of young women were enjoying taking selfies against the picturesque background. The collections are interesting, and have enough English to make it worthwhile. Recommended for anyone who enjoys art and architecture, or wants a break from the more crowded tourist places. Note that cellphones are allowed but (for reasons unknown) they charge extra if you want to take a regular camera inside. Also, no credit cards are accepted so prepare cash for the small entrance fee.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 15, 2024
  • Bee
    United Kingdom133 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a look
    Varying quality of art works on display, but includes some that are really good. The building itself is lovely but rather dilapidated - still charming, although the lighting in the galleries isn't great. No actual air con, but decent ceiling fans (much appreciated on the 38C day we visited!). We were there a couple of hours. Like most of the museums we visited in Vietnam, very inexpensive around 40kVND per person IIRC)
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 14, 2024
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Tina Chiu
Singapore, Singapore196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
We got here a bit too late so didn’t have enough time to browse through all the art works. The museum has 3 floors and focuses on artworks especially of Vietnamese culture/people. The architecture itself is very beautiful and stunning, designed by a French architect. It’s definitely worth the visit if you’re in HCM city!
Written February 18, 2020
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Odessa74
Seoul, South Korea12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Exploring these large, crumbling colonial buildings was fascinating. Be sure to read the description of the buildings’ history (to the left of the main entrance). The collection is random, and the smaller buildings don’t have much to offer. But the main building has a lot of interesting modern art. Even though the signage is terrible, we enjoyed looking at all the ways artists have portrayed the American War.
Written February 17, 2020
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Ron C
Sturminster Newton, UK39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Worth visiting to admire the architecture of the three buildings housing mostly relatively recent exhibits. Any artistic value in the exhibits is lost by the poor lighting at the displays. Information about the exhibits is also lacking. In need of an upgrade.
Written February 16, 2020
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StephenClifton
Cambridge, UK22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The building is French Colonial but sadly run down. Art works mostly disappointing. Lighting awful.

My suggestion to the curator is to visit the artworks in Antique Street and buy from their supply. Some of these are excellent.
Written January 9, 2020
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Mike D
London, UK72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Can't say this was on my to do list in HCM but as we had a couple of hours to fill, we paid a visit. Three buildings. Main building for the art and third building for ceramics. Spot of advice, start at the top of each one and work your way down assuming you don't trip over locals taking selfies.... My wife enjoyed the different styles on display and I joined her when air con permitted :-) Overall, tremendous value for VND 30,000 each.
Written January 24, 2020
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Louichan
Tokyo, Japan224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This facility does not feature in the typical 'city tour' itineraries, but it was among the most enjoyable things I saw in Ho Chi Minh City. The buildings are lovely and lots of young women were enjoying taking selfies against the picturesque background. The collections are interesting, and have enough English to make it worthwhile. Recommended for anyone who enjoys art and architecture, or wants a break from the more crowded tourist places. Note that cellphones are allowed but (for reasons unknown) they charge extra if you want to take a regular camera inside. Also, no credit cards are accepted so prepare cash for the small entrance fee.
Written February 15, 2024
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Mike X
Chicago, IL2,045 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
You'll probably spend 90 minutes here if you walk through all of the buildings and floors as there's actually a good amount of classic and modern art. Unlike the HCMC museum, this one actually has some rooms with AC. Towards the back of the campus in a separate building you can find some local artists' pieces for purchase.
Written October 2, 2022
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Chung C
Singapore128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
A 3-h walk through the 3 levels of the building brought some sense of wonder of how the artists have conceived their works. Some were pretty powerful - esp those classified as national treasures. Quite a bit of learning about the beliefs and the techniques involved....painting on silk, using egg shells for lacquered works (Hope that i got the right). The special exhibitions in the next building offered a bonus peek into Vietnamese art works.
Written December 7, 2022
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Bee
United Kingdom133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Varying quality of art works on display, but includes some that are really good. The building itself is lovely but rather dilapidated - still charming, although the lighting in the galleries isn't great. No actual air con, but decent ceiling fans (much appreciated on the 38C day we visited!). We were there a couple of hours. Like most of the museums we visited in Vietnam, very inexpensive around 40kVND per person IIRC)
Written April 14, 2024
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Travis S
142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I'm not a huge art fan but I really enjoyed a few hours here. There's three buildings with multiple floors full of art. Lots of different types and lots of beautiful pieces.

The building itself is a gorgeous French colonial building and actually contains the first ever elevator in Saigon.

Definitely worth checking out even if you're hugely into art. Ticket is 30,000 dong.
Written January 27, 2020
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