The 5 BEST Museums in Hanoi

April 6, 2019

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the second largest city in this country. There are many great places to visit, from historical relics to popular landmarks. If you like art or exploring the history of a culture, I’d like to recommend these 5 BEST musuems in Hanoi.

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#1 Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

If you have interests in ethnology, you may want to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (Bảo tàng Dân tộc học Việt Nam). Vietnam is a multiethnic country with 54 distinct groups, each with its own language, lifestyle, and cultural heritage. The largest three ethnic groups are: Kinh (Việt) 85.7%, Tay 1.9%, and Tai Ethnic 1.8%.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

The museum stores and exhibits many cultural artifacts of the 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. Base on different criteria, these artifacts are classified into ethnicity, utility, clothing, jewelry, agricultural tools, fishing gear, weapons, household items, musical instruments, religion, weddings, funeral, and many other spiritual and social activities.

The Museum

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology Map

The museum has two exhibition halls and outdoor area. One hall focus on the study of Vietnamese ethnic groups. Another hall focus on the study of ethnology of South-East and the world.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

In the outdoor area, there are 10 folk architectural works. It demostrates the original houses which some ethnic groups live. Those houses are avalible to visit inside.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

In the outdoor area also provide water puppet shows (Múa rối nước), which perform the folk story from different villages.

The Visit

Opening Hours

  • Open from 8:30 to 17:30 From Tuesday to Sunday
  • Monday is not open
  • New Year’s Holiday (1/1) is not open

Ticket Prices

  • $40,000 VND / person
  • $15,000 VND for Vietnamese studends
  • $10,000 VND for children between 6 to 18 years old
  • Free for children under 6 years old % 50% discount for elder people, severe disabilities etc. % 50% discount for minority ethnic people

Tour Guide

  • $50,000 VND for Vietnamese indoor tour guide
  • $50,000 VND for Vietnamese outdoor tour guide
  • $100,000 VND for all exhibitions of Vietnamese tour guide
  • $100,000 VND for French/English indoor tour guide

Location

The address of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is Nguyễn Văn Huyên Road, Cầu Giấy District, Hanoi, Vietnam.

You can try to use Grab Service 🚕 to arrive here. Convenient and great experience.

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#2 Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts

The Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts (Bảo tàng Mỹ thuật Việt Nam) is the biggest museum in Vietnam. The second one is Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts. Since 1966, the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum officially opened to the public. The entire area of the museum is 4,737m2 of which the exhibition space is around 3,000m2.

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts

The mission of the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts is to preserve, display and inform, building on a keen commitment to research and conservation, and to the sharing of all there is to learn and appreciate about the enduring artistic heritage of the Vietnamese people.

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts

Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts

The Visit

Opening Hours

  • 08:30 - 17:00 seven days a week, except for Tet Holidays (the Lunar New Year).

Ticket Prices

  • $40,000 VND for adults
  • $20,000 VND for College and University students (with cards issued by Vietnamese higher education institutions only)
  • $10,000 VND for children between the ages of 6 and 16
  • Free for children under 6 years old

Tour Guides

  • Fee: $150,000 VND/group (25 persons/group maximum)
  • Languages: Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese
  • Duration: Upon request (except lunch time, from 11:30 to 13:30)
  • Tours
    • General tour of the Museum
    • Thematic tours:
      • Learning tradition
      • Vietnamese countryside – A perspective
      • Vietnamese find arts – Treasure in the heart of Hanoi
    • Collections tours (reservation in advance):
      • Ancient art
      • Modern art
      • Applied art
      • Folk art
      • Ceramic collection
    • Contact: Tour guide Team, Department of Exhibition and Education
      • (84-24) 3823-3084, 3733-2131 ext. 131

Educational Programmes at the Creative Space for Children

  • Regular programme: $50.000VND/ticket
    • Timetable: Morning: 9:00 to 11:30 - Afternoon: 14:00 to 16:30
    • Children from 5 - 15 years old
  • Special programme (advanced booking required): $50.000VND/ticket
    • Timetable: Morning: 9:00 to 11:30 - Afternoon: 14:00 to 16:30
    • Children from 5 - 15 years old

Location

The address of Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts is 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam.

You can try to use Grab Service 🚕 to arrive here. Convenient and great experience.

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#3 Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum is a museum which studies the history about the life of the President Ho Chi Minh, his revolutionary activities, and the career of people’s education throughout materials, documents, and historical relics to present in the museum. Although it officially opens for visiting on May 19, 1990, it has been prepared and project launched since 1970. Almost 50 years work already.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

The Visit

Opening Hours

Monday

08:00 - 12:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 12:00

14:00 - 16:30

Wendesday

08:00 - 12:00

14:00 - 16:30

Thursday

08:00 - 12:00

14:00 - 16:30

Friday

08:00 - 12:00

Saturday

08:00 - 12:00

14:00 - 16:30

Sunday

08:00 - 12:00

14:00 - 16:30

Entrance Fee

  • $40,000 VND / person for foreigner
  • Free for Vietnamese citizens

Location

The address of Ho Chi Minh Museum is 19 Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam.

You can try to use Grab Service 🚕 to arrive here. Convenient and great experience.

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#4 National Museum of Vietnamese History

The Museum is located in the heart of Hanoi close to many sacred relics such as: Turtle Tower - Hoàn Kiếm Lake; Thê Húc Bridge - Ngọc Sơn Temple – Bút Tháp Tower. The Vietnam National Museum of History is a place to preserve, display, and introduce Vietnamese history from prehistoric to present through a system of extremely rich and valuable documents and artifacts, including many National Treasures.

National Museum of Vietnamese History

The Visit

Visiting Hours

  • Every day from 08:00 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 17:00
  • First Monday every month is closed
  • About the schedule on the Lunar New Year, the Museum will have a proper announcement.

Ticket Prices

  • $40,000 VND for adults
  • $20,000 VND for students from college and university
  • $10,000 VND for pupil from school
  • Free for children under 6 years old
  • Free for disabilities, according to the current regulation
  • 50 % discount for the beneficiaries of preferential policies, the elderly, disabilities, according to the current regulation.

Media fee:

  • Photograph fee: $30.000 VND/camera
  • Video fee: $400.000 VND/camera

Location

The address of National Museum of Vietnamese History is 216 Đường Trần Quang Khải, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam.

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#5 Vietnam Military History Museum

Vietnam Military History Museum is one of six national museums and is the first military museum, established on July 17, 1956 at Hanoi and began to open for tourists on December 21, 1959. The museum stores materials and documents to demostrate a History of Vietnam’s Military conflicts from 214 BC to 1975.

  • 214 - 207 BC :Resistance war against the Qin
  • 208 - 179 BC :Resistance war against the Zhao
  • 40 - 43: Resistance war against the Eastern Han’s domination
  • 542 - 548: Resistance war against the Liang’s domination
  • 603 : Resistance war against the Sui’s domination
  • 687 - 905: Resistance war against the Tang’s domination
  • 930 - 938:Resistance war against the Southern Han
  • 1077 : Resistance war against the Song
  • 1258 - 1288: Resistance war against the Mongolian
  • 1406 - 1427: Resistance war against the Ming’s domination
  • 1785 - 1789:Resistance war against the Siam - Qing
  • 1858 - 1954: Resistance war against the French colonists
  • 1954 - 1975: Resistance war against the America imperialist, liberate the nation

Vietnam Military History Museum

The Visit

Visiting Hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

08:00 - 11:30 and 13:00 - 16:30

Wendesday

08:00 - 11:30 and 13:00 - 16:30

Thursday

08:00 - 11:30 and 13:00 - 16:30

Friday

Closed

Saturday

08:00 - 11:30 and 13:00 - 16:30

Sunday

08:00 - 11:30 and 13:00 - 16:30

Ticket Prices

  • $40,000 VND for foreigners
  • $20,000 VND for adults above 15 years old
  • $10,000 VND for students under 16 years old
  • $10,000 VND for elder people
  • Free for children under 6 years old

  • Free for disabilities, according to the current regulation
  • 50 % discount for the beneficiaries of preferential policies, the elderly, disabilities, according to the current regulation.

Media fee:

  • Photograph fee: $30.000 VND/camera
  • Video fee:
    • under 1 hour: $300.000 VND/camera
    • between 1 - 2 hours: $400.000 VND/camera
    • between 2 - 3 hours: $500.000 VND/camera

Location

The address of Vietnam Military History Museum is 28A Điện Biên Phủ, Ba Đình, Hanoi, Vietnam.

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