Specialty Museums in Hanoi

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Specialty Museums in Hanoi

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  • FloBo 30
    4 contributions
    Absolutely loved this museum. I learnt a ton. Thank you for making this info available to us all! I loved learning about the heroic women and all they did for the country. 💛
    Written May 25, 2022
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  • omega132857
    Chichester, UK1,786 contributions
    We have travelled to many places in different countrys. and always see at some point how they lived. Mostly around the 18th centurys and many long before that.It is a joy to cast your mind back and think what sort of life they must have had. Simple, but hard working is the most I get from these visits. Like most places we travel, it is imperitive that you have a guide.
    Written July 27, 2020
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  • Frances L
    United Kingdom263 contributions
    This museum wasn't on our itinerary but it was close to the hotel so decided to explore. Nice airy building and the lady at reception couldn't have been more helpful. With free entry it was somewhat a surprise that we were the only visitors during the 80 minutes or so that we were there. The exhibits were all labelled with English and French translations. The history of the Police Force in Vietnam was eye opening. The Force is relatively newly formed and initially brought together the internal security and paramilitary agencies into a single Force. The history of the agencies is also covered in the Museum. Well worth a visit if you are interested in such things
    Written July 30, 2020
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  • JSTrip_77
    Hanoi, Vietnam1,075 contributions
    Yes, this museum is currently being renovated. There was no one around to ask when it will reopen. However, I'm still saying that this is a "very good" attraction because visitors still have free access to the outdoor exhibits. There, you'll find the footprint of a B52 bomber essentially reassembled using the wreckage of the 16 bombers shot down during the 1972 US Operation Linebacker II. It's pretty powerful to see both the size of the aircraft and also the twisted and burned wreckage. You'll also get to see a MIG-21 and a bunch of anti-aircraft artillery and missiles including two SA-2s.

    Totally worth a visit even while the museum is closed.
    Written April 20, 2019
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  • Sumedh V
    Lalitpur, India320 contributions
    Old Quarters only the name. Now these get converted to Business centre like Hotel, Resturants, Pagoda, travel agency etc.
    Written May 24, 2019
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  • cachevalley1
    Logan, UT466 contributions
    As were the other museums we visited in Vietnam, this one was a bit of a let down. If you go, don't expect a world class museum. And, don't plan to spend a lot of time here.
    Written January 8, 2019
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  • JSTrip_77
    Hanoi, Vietnam1,075 contributions
    Of all of Hanoi's museums, this one is special. The history of Vietnam's longest-serving Minister of Education might not inspire everyone. But, this is more than just that. This is a home that has become a shrine to a family and ultimately a man whose life spanned so much of modern Vietnam history. Heck, he was friendly with Ho Chi Minh! And, the tour was provided by the granddaughter in law of the man himself. The visit started with some tea (or cool water) and then a tour of the garden. After that, we went through the four floors of photos and documents. It was actually incredibly interesting.
    Written April 20, 2019
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  • Siffreya
    Exeter, UK38 contributions
    Apart from a group of young police officers we were the only people in this free to enter museum. On entering you a greeted by a larger than life statue of Ho Chi Minh in air conditioned comfort.
    The museum documents the history of the Vietnamese Security Services from the start of the French war to the current with a large series of photos, artefacts such as old radios and weapons and the occasional modelled scene. Each item has a description in Vietnamese and English.
    If you are interested in the history of the conflicts in Vietnam this museum is a must see, it's very different and explains what happened in the country from a slightly different angle (although it's as biased as every other museum we visited, but that's fair enough).
    Written June 4, 2018
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  • Patrick V
    7 contributions
    I'm not a prof at this field but very nice artefacts at the site, definitely worth a visit. Such a pity there is only one room.
    Written July 19, 2016
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  • Huyen Trang N
    Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam1 contribution
    I incidentally came here last month in my friend's birthday. We enjoyed buffet on 17th restaurant. Then we saw a brochure about Gems Garden on 5th-6th fl.
    The tour assistant- a lovely girl welcomed us with a bright smile. She gave us about history of gems through mock up area. It's quite interesting. Then introducing about gems in Vietnam, visiting Gems Museum- the only gems museum in Vietnam. There are very detail and exciting information as well as kinds of gems stone in here. We were attracted by some their treasures such as Gold & Gems Blossom Tree (Thien Kim Bach Ngoc), Around-the-world- gems wonder (Van Dam Ky Chau), The great precious Ruby...In addittion, we were provided more knowledges about the usage of gemstone, discover the mysterious relation between the stones and myself through birthstone, jewelry and fengshui stone store. They had a luxury and professional shopping area. And there is a Vietnamese Handicraft and Traditional Art Performing upstair.
    Written November 23, 2014
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  • Al Catrank
    Tangerang, Indonesia624 contributions
    Very nice classic car colection with a lot of history. Not too crowded and a lot of tree there so it is not hot
    Written October 7, 2017
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  • ColinGJ
    Canterbury, UK28 contributions
    This is on the top floor of the Women's Museum. It hosts temporary exhibitions of art by and about women. It is not a large space - one large room. It is worth having a look at as part of a visit to the Women's Museum, which is recommended. There also seem to be some children' art activities here too.
    Written January 26, 2015
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