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Address: Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number:
+84 4 3756 2193
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08:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial...

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial Sciences. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation's different ethnic groups. The museum also serves to guide research, conservation, and technology that are specific to the work of an ethnographic museum.

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A MUST visit to understand the Vietnamese people

We were advised to visit the ethnology museum by a number to friends but to be honest I didn't even know what "Ethnology" meant. Well, it sure was worthwhile and I'd recomend it... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place could be better because Vietnam has a rich ethnic diversity. But the layout is poor and dated. I went with a guide who made the experience worthwhile but if I went solo I would have been in and out in minutes. Uninspiring building

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were advised to visit the ethnology museum by a number to friends but to be honest I didn't even know what "Ethnology" meant. Well, it sure was worthwhile and I'd recomend it to anyone visiting Hanoi and wanting to learn a little bit about Vietnamese people and their cultural background. Who knew that there were 54 different ethnic peoples... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here with two young kids under 5. The 4 year old was a bit bored inside but once we got out into the gardens, he was very happy to run around and seeing all the different housing styles. We took a taxi there which probably cost $3-4 AUD... We lived near the ho chi minh mausoleum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Exo Travel gave us a choice of the Ethnography Museum or the Women's Museum and we opted for the former because it was further away from our hotel. The next day we walked to the Women's Museum which was staid in comparison. We all preferred the Ethnography Museum, particularly our 8 year old who loved climbing up the ladders and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice museum, well laid out, with the customs, dress, practices of the various ethnic tribes . There is also a second museum next door, but still part of the museum, of Southeast Asia. Outside there are models of the different Style homes and even an area for a puppet show. There is a bookstore and a museum store in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We quite enjoyed our walk around the Museum, it has some interesting facts inside the museum about the minority cultures and then outside there is various traditional houses to explore. Our daughter lived exploring the houses. Good for about 2 hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the highlights in Hanoi. If you love culture and history, it will be a must go. This museum is full of interesting information detailing the Vietnamese ways of life.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is primarily an outdoor display, which focuses on the diverse ethnic groups which comprise Vietnam and their traditional village houses. It was informative and enjoyable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever foreigner friends come to Vietnam, I recommend them to visit Vietnam Museum of ethnology. Here you can see many kinds of houses and costume or even watch and join events from various ethnic in Vietnam. They have just open a new building where exhibit Southeast Asian Culture. On holidays such Mid autumn and Lunar new year, the museum always... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It gives an excellent overview of the ethnic population of Vietnam, especially the minorities. Worth a visit to observe their way of life, culture and photographs. Spend two hours at least

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