National Museum of Vietnamese History – Museum displaying Vietnam’s history
Designed by Frenchmen, National Museum of Vietnamese History has been opened to the public since September 1958. With a combination of the French and Eastern style, the museum mainly tells the the rise and fall of the dynasties in Vietnam’s history and the historical process of Vietnam’s colonization by France through the precious exhibits.
National Museum of Vietnamese History Fast Facts
- Name: National Museum of Vietnamese History (Viện Bảo tàng Lịch sử Việt Nam)
- Location: No. 1, Trang Tien – No. 216 Tran Quang Khai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
- Things to do there: Vietnamese History, Photography, Vietnamese Culture
- Who visits: Culture Lovers, Photographers, Military
- Time required: 3 – 4 x hours
What to expect at the National Museum of Vietnamese History
The Museum of the Ancient Vietnamese History is divided into 8 halls. It is composed of the prehistoric hall, historical halls of every dynasty in Vietnam and a sculpture hall. Visitors can know some about the history in Ancient Vietnam through ancient stoneware, bronze ware, stone tablets, art of Champa, pottery and ethnic minority costumes. As Vietnam was part of China in ancient times, you can find the old imperial edicts from the Chinese emperors in Mainland China. In addition, the highlights in the museum include the glazed ceramics in Ancient Vietnam, Champa stone carvings, bronze wares from the Li Dynasty (1428 – 1787) to the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 – 1883), ancient furniture and various works of art in ancient Vietnam, imperial edicts written in Chinese by ancient Vietnamese emperors.
the Museum of the Modern Vietnamese History tells the history in Vietnam from the Mid-19th Century to the unity of the country in 1975. The exhibits objectively show the hardship and the spirit of the Vietnamese people in the French Indochina War, the history of the Vietnam War and the history of the North Vietnam and the South Vietnam from separation to unity.
Best time to visit the National Museum of Vietnamese History
The best time to visit National Museum of Vietnamese History – Bảo tàng Lịch sử Việt Nam is in the morning.
You could explore the museum around the year.
How to get to the National Museum of Vietnamese History
Unfortunately, there is no direct bus to the museum. Therefore, the only option is to rent a vehicle.
Additional National Museum of Vietnamese History Travel Advice
- Opening hours: 08:00 – 12:00 and 13:30 – 17:00. It is closed on the first Monday of every month.
- As at 23rd October 2020, the combo ticket for the two museums is 40,000 VND per person; children under 6 years old (6 years old not included) are free of charge.
- The admission fee for photograph is 30,000 per camera; the admission fee for video is 400,000 per camera.
- For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Please keep quiet in the museum.
- If you’d like to take photos or record videos in the museum, please send the museum an official document, letter of introduction and contact the information room at the museum’s entrance (No.1, Trang Tien street).
- Please don’t wear shorts, skirts and slippers in the museum.
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