Museum of Vietnamese HistoryVietnam-history focused museum in Ho Chi Minh City

Last Update: 25th October 2020
The Museum of Vietnamese History introduces the history from the prehistoric period to modern times in Vietnam. Although it was built by Frenchmen in 1929, it features the Vietnamese style.
Museum of Vietnamese History Fast Facts
  • Name: Museum of Vietnamese History
  • Location: 2 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh City
  • Things to do there: History and Culture, Photography
  • Who visits: Photographers, History and Culture Lovers
  • Time required: 1 x Hour

What to expect at the Museum of Vietnamese History

Museum of Vietnamese History offers the cultural relics from the prehistoric period to modern times in Vietnam. The stone ware and sculptures, bronze wares, stone tablets, etc.
Visitors can also find Champa statues in the museum. Surprisingly, a mummy is well preserved there as well in the humid climate. Some of the old exhibits has the Egyptian style. The ancient imperial edict of Vietnamese emperors and the official documents of the imperial script written in Chinese characters reflect the ancient Vietnam has been deeply influenced by Chinese culture. The Vietnamese furniture there also has a similar style to those in China.
There are also some exhibits from ancient Thailand and Cambodia in the museum. The three wooden statues of Buddha are naked, which is different from those in China. The bowls in ancient Vietnam tells local life during that period of time. In addition, the colorful costumes of the ethnic minorities in Vietnam are one of the highlights. The pictures in the French Colonial Period introduces the strong will of the Vietnamese people.

Best time to visit the Museum of Vietnamese History

The best time to visit the museum is in the morning as it is not so hot.
You could visit the museum around the year.


How to get to the Museum of Vietnamese History

There is no direct bus to the museum. The only option is to rent a vehicle.


Additional Museum of Vietnamese History Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 11:30 and 13:30 – 17:00 (It is closed to the public on Mondays)
  • As at 25th October 2020, the entrance pricing to the museum is 30,000 VND per person; if you’d like to take photos in the museum, you’d need to pay an additional fee for the camera; children under 6 years old (6 years old not included) are free of charge. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (
  • Please keep quiet in the museum.

Interested in visiting the Museum of Vietnamese History on a Tour?

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