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Address: 149 Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam
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This strange museum contains tools and ornaments from ancient burial sites,...

This strange museum contains tools and ornaments from ancient burial sites, including some ceramic jars used as coffins.

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might have meant more with an English speaking guide

This has interesting archeological finds of the Sa Huynh culture going back 2000 years. But our guide's command of the language was a barrier to understanding as much as I would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brenda P
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has interesting archeological finds of the Sa Huynh culture going back 2000 years. But our guide's command of the language was a barrier to understanding as much as I would have liked. Good signage helped.

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Thank Brenda P
Louth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

We had a little look around and we're quite pleased to see that there were lots of items of importance that had been dug up by archaeologists. There were also plaques explaining the finds and the times they had been dated back to. We weren't here long, but it was still interesting

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Thank Tabetha C
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This could have been a great museum, but it needs to give us a wider context for the people and the culture we're looking at. All there is are detailed (too much so) descriptions of different sites where they did some digging and found pieces of a civilization. End of museum. Upstairs has no English signs, only Vietnamese. You're supposed... More 

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Thank Bryan H
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed December 6, 2016

Excellent exhibits and contextual information. A few images with artistic licence but they don't distract from the real story told by the grave goods, pottery and archaeology sites. Entrance is by the Old Town vouchers that you purchase from the many kiosks.

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Thank RafikiLondon
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed August 13, 2016

it is only a small museum but they have some very old artifacts. there are staff to guide you around. it some of the heritage still avaliable to admire. there is an entrance fees but it is worth the small price you pay.

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Thank jeff1955malaysia
melbourne
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Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This museum was in the process of renovations when I visited and only the small ground floor gallery was open. This mainly featured photography, maps of the local archaeological sites and some artifacts. You will easily see this in 15 minutes, so you may find this a waste of one of your Hoi An old town tickets until the renovations... More 

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Thank snuff82Melbourne
Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed May 15, 2016

This small museum has some very interesting artifacts inside, which have been excavated during archaeological digs around Hoi An. Whilst they obviously have considerable significance to those that are interested in, or knowledgeable about, Sa Huynh culture, there are only of moderate interest to a lay person such as myself. The funeral jars were certainly impressive, and some of the... More 

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Thank John P
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 28, 2016

There is so much more to see than is obvious from the front. The museum extends to the back & upstairs & links different spaces. The staff were helpful & informative.

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Thank Yinmoi
Miri, Malaysia
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Reviewed January 29, 2016

It has a lot of collection of burial jars and the contains regarding the Sa Huynh culture in ancient Hoi An. The museum itself is not big but worth a visit for 30 minutes.

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Lennox Head, Australia
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Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is a small museum devoted to Sa Huynh culture in Hoi An and gives a lot of explanations along with the displays. If you are into death ( burial ), progression of people and their art, this is for you. It is of obvious historic importance and houses more than 1,000 artifacts.

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