Specialty Museums in Hanoi

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Specialty Museums in Hanoi

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  • Sue T
    Bendigo, Australia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I enjoyed the museum which was informative and revealing. Gave me somesurprising insights into women's lives in Vietnam over the years.
    Three levels - 1st regarding marriage, children and mother. 2nd was about women in war including militia, guerillas, those in jail and protest. 3rd on different cultural dress.
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • Garfieldluvr
    Denver, CO958 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped in here while wandering around the old quarter day. Its similar to many of the ancient houses in Hoi An, but worth stopping in if you are in the area. Always interesting to see these old houses.
    Written October 28, 2023
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  • Tc Vagabond Foodhound.
    27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Consult the website for hours.
    Only Communist era covered. Highly propagandistic but modern and well temperature managed.
    Not a must-see by any means but very sensible walk through after Hoa Lo / Hanoi Hilton prison.
    Written April 6, 2023
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  • Craig R
    Yarrawonga, Australia1,651 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Comprises one building where the entrance to the building is flanked by two SAM-2 missiles. These Russian made missiles shot down a number of B52"s during the defense of Hanoi in December 1972. When you stand on the raised entrance to the Museum you look down on the remains of a shot down B52 that has been laid out in a reconstructed form. Also in the grounds is an array of equipment that was used in the defense of Hanoi.
    Written March 25, 2023
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  • JSTrip_77
    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,299 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Sumedh V
    Lalitpur, India347 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Patrick V
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,023 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    From the outside the museum it has a cool design but the exhibits inside were a mixed bag.

    To me there was too many disparate exhibits that did not make for a cohesive experience.

    The most interesting ones for me were:
    1. Ho Chi Minh- on the top floor with photos and memorabilia
    2. White Strips Room - Hundreds or even thousands of white strips hanging from the ceiling. A place for hide and seek?
    3. The Circular Ramp - It was the only walkway up to all the floors. Here so many young Vietnamese were posing for photos or being recorded walking up and down.

    The weirdest ones were:
    1. Stuffed Animals - some eye popping stuffing gone wrong
    2. Art Exhibit - not sure who the artist or artists were but there was too much of the same style.

    On another visit the Vietnam International Junior Fashion Week was setup in front of the museum.

    If not for staying at the JW Marriott then I would not have visited.
    Written September 3, 2023
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  • Al Catrank
    Tangerang, Indonesia637 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Siffreya
    Exeter, UK38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • ColinGJ
    Canterbury, UK28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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