If you are lucky enough to travel across Vietnam extensively, meet all 54 ethnic groups and experience their individual cultures first hand, then visiting the Museum of Ethnology will be a waste of time. For most of us it will however be a brilliant experience. The museum itself had information boards which had English subtitles but you can hire an English speaking guide or use audio. Religion, culture and life style are all covered but we all enjoyed the "authentic" houses in the grounds of the museum the most. Long houses , stilt houses and everything else in between. A great half day excursion.