Fine Arts Museuma combination of Vietnamese fine arts from the prehistoric period to modern times

Last Update: 23rd October 2020
Opened to the public in June 1966, Fine Arts Museum in the French style offers a great chance to admire the precious Vietnamese fine arts from the prehistoric period to modern times. It presents various fine arts in different ages to visitors to appreciate.

Fine Arts Museum Fast Facts

  • Name: Fine Arts Museum (Viện Bảo tàng Mỹ thuật)
  • Location: Bating Square , Hanoi
  • Things to do th​ere: Vietnamese Fine Arts, Photography, Vietnamese Culture
  • Who visits: Fine Arts Lovers, Photographers, Culture Lovers
  • Time required: 2 – 3 x hours

What to expect at the Fine Arts Museum

The 3-storey Fine Arts Museum offers 6 themes galleries: Vietnamese works of art in the prehistoric and early historical stages, Vietnamese works of art from the 11th to the 19th centuries, paintings and sculptures from the 20th to the 21st century, applied and decorative arts; Vietnamese folk art; Vietnamese ceramics from the 11th to the 21st century. It is a paradise for the artists and fine art lovers.
Visitors can appreciate the old wooden and stone sculptures, ceramics, lacquerware, bronzes, and textiles in Ancient Vietnam. The modern lacquer painting, carved lacquer, oil painting, prints, gouache, silk painting as well as sculpture are well-preserved in the museum. Through the exhibits, visitors can also get acquainted with the local life.

Best time to visit the Fine Arts Museum

The best time to visit Fine Arts Museum – Bảo Tàng Mỹ Thuật is any time during the day as it’s indoors.
You could visit the museum at any time throughout the year.


How to get to the Fine Arts Museum

A few buses pass by the museum. Therefore, there are a few options.

  • Rent a vehicle to the museum. This is the quickest and most direct option.
  • Take Bus 2, 23 or Bus 41 to the Stop of Bệnh viện Xanhpon. Then, walk to the museum.

Additional Fine Arts Museum Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 08:30 – 17:00
  • As at 23rd October 2020, the entrance pricing to the museum is 40,000 VND per person; children between 6 years old (6 years old included) and 16 years old (16 years old not included) are charged 10,000 VND per person; children under 6 years old and disabled people are free of charge. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (
  • If you want to take photos, please consult the reception what parts are permitted to be taken photos.
  • Please don’t wear shorts, skirts and slippers in the museum.
  • Please keep quiet in the museum.

Interested in visiting the Fine Arts Museum on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Fine Arts Museum, among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.