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Alexandre Yersin Museum

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Address: 8 - 10 Tran Phu St | In the Pasteur Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84 58 822406

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Not a big museum but very interesting and I certainly learned about an amazing person. It was well set out with plenty of written information. Not really suitable for young... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2016
Coromandel, New Zealand
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The population of Nha Trang is thanksfull to Alexandre Yersin and his work This museum is a great idea to show him respect The city has decided to rebuild his house too and this is a great idea Locals do go regularly on this tomb and pray up to today This is another piece of showing respect Cam on

1 Thank yves r
Coromandel, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Not a big museum but very interesting and I certainly learned about an amazing person. It was well set out with plenty of written information. Not really suitable for young children who would probably be bored. For me it was a good history lesson.

1 Thank Margspatch
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This museum is small and tucked away on the second floor. However, it is well done and has English translations on most items. AS a person who studied Microbiology, reading more about Yersin was fascinating.... particularly to know that he ship his isolation of the bubonic plague back to France!

1 Thank Maria K
Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

It's a small museum packed with all the incredible things Dr. Yersin accomplished. Identifying the bacteria that caused plague was only one of many. Delightful experience.

1 Thank NancyK H
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This was a really interesting place to visit and is fairly easy to find. The entrance is on the main coast road at the northern end of Nha Trang and do not forget to pay the lady at the entrance but I don't think that you will get past her on the way in! The museum itself is on the... More 

2 Thank Robert B
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

This place might be a little hard to find for most. It's actually part of the Main Pasture complex. It's just to the left of the gate. Don't forget to buy a ticket first before going up to the museum. The exibit is a single room, but has allot of interesting things. It's mostly written in french, with some english.... More 

Thank Big_Totoro
Muswellbrook, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Amazing story of the discovery and use for the quinine tree,started in Dalat,Yersin then perfected the use,what a contribution to society.Small but important part of world medical history.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Many tourists, myself included, are likely not to know anything about Alexandre Yersin and his remarkable contributions to science and medicine. Thanks to a series of curatorial comments accompanying the exhibits in this small, modest museum I left with an appreciation and understanding of his extraordinary life and accomplishments, of which the most notable was his work in the discovery... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

If you wonder, why this is less popular than the "Russian Information Center", dear museum officials, try checking your opening hours. I bet the center is not closed from 11 am to 2 pm and on Sundays AND Mondays...which, by the way, is different from the information on Wikipedia and Lonely Planet, just to name two sites. Great job, guys!... More 

Thank Magicflo
Upstate New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I love small little museums that you can wrap your head around. Museum is not in the center of town but is walkable from center of town if you like to stroll. It is a little one main room museum on the grounds of a Vaccination Center. No bells and whistles, but interesting exhibits about Yersin's adventurous life, association with... More 

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