Top 10 largest museums in Vietnam – You must visit 2020

One of the attractions that attracts many tourists when coming to Vietnam is the Museum with unique architecture and interesting stories, containing many ancient relics. Here is a list of museums you should not miss when visiting Vietnam

1.Ho Chi Minh Museum (Hanoi)

Located in the memorial campus of President Ho Chi Minh, No. 19, Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh street, Hanoi. The museum was built on August 31, 1985, inaugurated on May 19, 1990, on the occasion of President Ho Chi Minh’s 100th birthday. The museum focuses mainly on the display of artifacts and documents related to President Ho Chi Minh. With famous works such as the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda … Ho Chi Minh Museum is one of the destinations attracting many domestic and international visitors.

Ho Chi Minh Museum In Hanoi: Keeping Precious Artifacts About The First President Of Vietnam

With an area of ​​18,000 m2, of which 13,000 m2 is used and stored about 12,000 artifacts, Ho Chi Minh Museum becomes the largest and most modern museum in Vietnam.

The museum has Hall types: 350, 250, 60, 50 seats which can hold conferences, large and small events.

Opening time: morning from 8:00 to 12:00, afternoon from 14:00 to 16:30. Particularly Monday and Friday, the museum is only open to visit the morning, from 8:00 to 12:00.

2.Vietnam History Museum (Hanoi)

Vietnam History Museum is located at 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, a location close to other famous works such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Long Bien Bridge, Dong Xuan Market. .. this is a destination that attracts a lot of tourists. It was founded on September 3, 1958 on the basis of inheriting the Louis Finot Museum built by the French in 1926 and operating in 1932. This is the Museum of the Vien Dong Bac Co School (French: École française d’Extrême-Orient), the historical museum is home to many valuable antiques such as: Ngoc Lu bronze drum; Hoang Ha bronze drum; Dao Thinh copper tower; …

Visiting the Vietnam History Museum, you will have many information about Vietnamese’s history from the wars against foreign invaders to the dynasties: Dinh, Tien Le, Ly, Tran, Ho, Le Mac, Tay Son, Nguyen, and artifacts on the victory of the August Revolution in 1945.

The museum is open from 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 17:00.

3.Vietnam History Museum (Ho Chi Minh City)

Address at 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, District 1, located in the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens. This is a unique architecture that is visited by many domestic and foreign tourists when they travel to Saigon. It was formerly the Blanchard de la Brosse Museum. Built in 1927, the museum was inaugurated and put into operation in 1929. Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City currently holds more than 30,000 valuable documents and artifacts of Vietnamese history from when there were traces of people until 1930 when the Communist Party of Vietnam was born and the characteristics of the southern region such as Oc Eo culture; ancient culture in Mekong Delta, Cham Pa art; Ben Nghe Saigon, …

Museum of Vietnamese History in Ho Chi Minh City will be open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 to 11:30 and 13:30 – 17:00, will be closed on holidays and Monday.

4.Women’s museum of southern Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)

The Southern Women’s Museum was established on April 29, 1985 by The Women’s Union of Vietnam, located at 202 Vo Thi Sau, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. This is a destination, a familiar address for domestic visitors, especially the women.

The museum has an area of ​​5,410.5 m2 including a hall with a capacity of nearly 1,000 people, a storage system of 700 m2, an exhibition area of ​​2,000 m2. In addition to the display area, the museum also has an 800-seat hall, movie room, library, storage.

The Museum currently manages 31,360 artifacts including 30,431 exhibits in the warehouse and 929 exhibits on display; 16,739 monolithic objects and 14,621 movies, photos, and documents; nearly two thirds are artifacts of the revolutionary war and more than one third are cultural artifacts. The artifacts are divided into 24 collections according to themes or materials, including 6 rare artifacts.

Visitors and residents can visit the museum on weekdays, morning from 8:00 to 11:30 and afternoon from 13:30 to 17:30.

5.Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (Hanoi)

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is located on Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi. This is a place for scientific research, collecting, inventorying, preserving and restoring artifacts and documents about ethnic groups; organizing exhibitions, performing and other forms of activities in order to introduce, disseminate and educate about the historical and cultural values ​​of ethnic groups at home and abroad; providing research papers about ethnic groups. The Museum of Ethnology was designed by architect Ha Duc Tinh, Tay people. The interior was designed by architect Véronique Dollfus (French), located on an area of nearly 4.5 hectares, including three display areas.

– The display area in Trong Dong court introduces 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam.

– The outdoor exhibition area, called the Architectural Garden, about 2 hectares wide, introducing mainly 10 folk architectures of 10 ethnic groups in Vietnam.

– Canh Dieu Area with an area of about 500 ha, showcasing residents outside Vietnam, first of all ethnic groups in Southeast Asia.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, except on Mondays and Chinese New Year. Opening hours: 8:30 to 17:30.

6.Naval Museum (Hai Phong City)

Founded on January 4, 1975, the Museum has a total area of 16,000 m2, this is a specialized Museum of Naval and Military History. Located at Km 0, road 353 (Rao bridge), Anh Dung commune, Kien Thuy district, Hai Phong city. The museum displays exhibits of historical and cultural values and typical victories of Vietnamese navies throughout the history, the fighting, building and maturing traditions of the Vietnamese People’s Navy.

The museum is open every day from Tuesday to Saturday, except Monday and Sunday. Opening hours: 8:00 to 11:00.

7.Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum (Hanoi)

Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum is located at 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi. The museum attracts a large number of domestic and foreign visitors not only because of the artifact collections but also the architecture and history of the building.

With a total area of about 4,200 m2, the display area of over 3,000 m2, in addition the Museum also has the second office at Hoang Cau – O Cho Dua (Hanoi) with a large space, modern equipment, used to preserve and restore works of art as well as organize national and international scientific conferences.

Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum currently holds more than 20,000 artifacts, including more than 2,000 artifacts on prehistoric art – up to now, traditional arts, folk art and art pottery.

To visit the museum, visitors can come on weekdays from 8:30 to 17:00.

8.Coffee Museum (Central Highlands)

Located on Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, right in the city center. Open from 11/2018, it has become a check-in point not to be missed when visiting the Central Highlands.

With open space divided into many different areas, the museum is designed according to the long-house architecture of the Central Highlands people. However, many tourists compare this place to Europe because of its modern and traditional features. The artifacts are collected from around the world, arranged right on the aisle, not closed in the glass case, creating a sense of authenticity and closeness. In addition to the collection of 10,000 artifacts brought from the Jens Burg Museum (Hamburg, Germany), the museum also displays many Vietnamese coffee-making tools from past to present.

The museum is currently open from 8am to 7pm every day of the week

9.Hue Royal Antiquities Museum

The museum is located at 03, Le Truc, Thuan Thanh Ward, Hue City under the management of Hue Monuments Conservation Center. This is considered the earliest museum in Hue, in 1923.

The main building of the museum displays more than 300 artifacts made of gold, crockery, porcelain, vitreous enamel, and royal costumes of Nguyen dynasty, giving visitors an overview of Hue royal life.

In addition to 700 artifacts including rustic ceramics, vitreous enamel from the Ly Dynasty to the Nguyen Dynasty, there are Chinese, Japanese and French ceramics. With about 100 costumes of kings, queens, princes, mandarins, soldiers are also stored in the cloth warehouse …  It can be said that the museum is a collection of ceramics of the Nguyen Dynasty and other countries in the world.

Another storehouse of more than 80 Cham artifacts was collected in the ancient Chau O and Chau Ly areas, and brought from Tra Kieu during archaeological excavations in 1927. Particularly Cham artifacts were considered rare cultural heritage.

The museum is open from 8am to 5:30 pm daily

10.Tay Ninh Polpot Museum

The remnants of the Pol Pot-Ieng Sary Red Khmer army, in Tan Lap commune, Tan Bien district, Tay Ninh province, where Pol Pot army massacred innocent people in Tay Ninh nearly 42 years ago with Hundreds of artifacts and heroic historical stories of the war to protect the independence and freedom of the nation.

The system of artifacts and images on display at the Tay Ninh Museum, which are deeply associated with the soldiers at the battlefield, historical events, become a flesh and blood of the past, present and future.

It is The Cessna A-37 Dragonfly of the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, two UH-1 Huey Helicopters – “remnants of war in peace”,… The Tay Ninh Museum also displays many artifacts and images related to the war to protect the southwest border and many ancient artifacts associated with the spiritual lands such as Ba Den mountain, Thanh Cao Dai temple, Dau Tieng Lake.

The museum is open all days of the week.

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