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Run down but still worthwhile

Interesting and worth the visit. There were some interesting contemporary pieces but I particularly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Julia W
A varied collection of modern Vietnamese art.

The museum is located quite close to the central market and is well worth a visit. The collection... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob K
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The Fine Arts museum is a restored home with sixteen showrooms displaying paintings, pottery, sculpture and even some weapons.
97A D Pho Duc Chinh, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
829 4441
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting and worth the visit. There were some interesting contemporary pieces but I particularly enjoyed viewing the lacquer on wood pieces.

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't expecting this visit to be as emotional as it was. The pictures, paintings, etchings and carvings reflected in so many cases the deep sadness within Vietnamese society which is an obvious consequence of the many armed conflicts that have impacted their country in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is located quite close to the central market and is well worth a visit. The collection varies tremendously in quality, with much being drawn with the war experiences in mind, while in some galleries there were pencil sketches, still life drawings and abstact...More

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy art, you should come here and take a look around. It is not the MET or Orsay, but the collection has merit and deserves your time.

Thank ssbelltx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The art is upstaged by the building, which has a beautiful French-colonial feel to it. You can imagine the offices, now converted to small gallery rooms, being occupied by busy administrators in the building's heyday. It's quite evocative of another time. The art is decent...More

Thank John67-7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful colonial building, with interesting details like reportedly having the first lift in Vietnam. It is poorly maintained, and a lot of the space is not even used; with proper funding and a complete overhaul, it would be iconic. As a museum, it is a...More

3  Thank Lam N
Reviewed August 15, 2018

As a "city" museum, HCMC's City Museum of Fine arts is not very well maintained. The gallery sets in a nice historical building and displays quite number of paintings. Better not to have a high expectations and don't compare to any other your previous city...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Great selection of art in an amazing French colonial building from a time gone by. Nice collection over an extensive range of periods.

Thank AndrewMm9
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Was quite interesting seeing the mixture of paintings and sculptures however I feel would definitely be more worthwhile with a guide to get a more in depth perspective on the stories behind the artwork

Thank Brett C
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Two three-storey buildings without aircon or elevators make up the Museum. Most of the art is less than 60 years old and local and displated in one building. Some pieces were extraordinary and unique. The second building, on the left, seems to be used more...More

1  Thank OZtraveller222
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Leti B
August 21, 2018|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
I believe its either 40k 0r 50k VND. The museums seem to vary from 30k to 50k in HCMC.
July 6, 2018|
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Response from fairy087 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think it is regular or for public...there is certainly no information. You would have find out as you go! It is School holidays at the moment so you might find there is something but whether there is a place is... More
Jen C
November 7, 2016|
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Response from RayAnh72 | Reviewed this property |
I think John P is correct: I remember that the museum closes for one hour around lunch time. In case you are there at that time, there are pleasant restaurants close by, from the simple but tasty food stalls inside Ben Thanh... More