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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3756 2193
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3756 2193
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although interesting, this large museum building, documenting the ethnic diversity and history of the country, actually could have held twice the number of exhibits and displays. Worth a look around but I wouldve been out in 30 minutes easily.

Thank jrapeter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was open to preserve cultural heritage and promote cultural diversity of 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam. The main exhibition located is in a two-story building and presents a wide range of clothes, jewelry, and items relating to weddings, funeral ceremonies, and other...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant. Interesting. Brought books to learn about the the history found everybody kind and helpful.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with a day group tour. Very interesting museum and it has many Vietnamese traditional houses outside which you can enter Approx 2 hour visit, cafe on site and Water puppet show here too

Thank Rachjackson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to the various cultures in Vietnam, this museum provides a good understanding of these cultures/ethnics and properly displays some artifacts that are used across the country. Lots on yarn and clothing displayed on every floor. Count on spending 90 minutes as there is lots...More

Thank Robert2205
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting but not overly exciting. Would interest those with knowledge and an interest in that field.

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wizzed around the interior which was very interesting but we wanted to visit the gardens. The buildings were beautifully laid out with good explanatory boards. We leart a lot.

Thank Kipper_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I studied in college that China has 56 ethnics, and we are very surprised to find out that Vietnam has 54 ethnics! A lot of primitive tools you can see in this museum, bamboos and vine everywhere. We always know some people earn their living...More

Thank Mui_embrace
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This turned out to be a great experience, getting to know the ethnic groups of Vietnam, their way of living, their practices, clothing and other interesting information. For a textile lover, it is certainly the place to go, the weaving and designing of the garments...More

Thank PoonamMumbai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lot of time looking for small child friendly activities in Hanoi. This was a great one. The displays were interactive enough to interest the kids, and interesting enough that the grown ups enjoyed it too. There's a water puppet show on the...More

Thank Goldie M
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30 May 2017|
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Response from E K | Reviewed this property |
Our guide was organised by BestPriceTravel and am unsure if they do these a a one off . We had a package that we negotiated for our 12 days (over several months before going to Vietnam) and we had several guides and various... More
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28 November 2016|
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Response from Tran K | Reviewed this property |
Surely, you can take a taxi to the museum. But for better price and avoid tourist trap, you should install "Grab taxi apps", you can order a taxi from this apps, from that you know clearly the distance and price you will... More
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19 October 2016|
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Response from Erin L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I was there today (a Saturday) and there were several water puppet performances all day.