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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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Excellent museum on the many peoples of Vietnam

We loved this museum . . . it is very accessible for English-speakers, well labeled, with engaging displays explaining the many minority ethnic groups of Vietnam, their culture... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this museum . . . it is very accessible for English-speakers, well labeled, with engaging displays explaining the many minority ethnic groups of Vietnam, their culture, and their crafts. We tend to read every label and were able to see all of the main museum and grounds in about three hours.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is about a 20 minute drive away from city center. The inside is 2 floors of local pottery, baskets, wardrobes and handicrafts of different tribes from around Vietnam. It was not interesting to me and I quickly walked through the museum. The displays were not that appealing; However, they did have an outdoor display of sample huts, tents... More 

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Monrovia, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The history lesson was fine but a disappointing collection of artifacts and staged exhibits. Miss it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of things to see and do, a little less touristy whilst also being centrally located in Hanoi!!!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum is quite dated and in need of modernization. There is a story to be told but that story is not told in a very interesting way. I do not recommend this.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was skeptical about visiting this museum at first but was pleasantly surprised. You follow a path through the museum that teaches you about the various ethnic groups of the region. Instead of just looking at pictures and descriptions, you are able to see beautiful, colorful costumes on display, enriching the experience. Outside, you follow a path through and into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to learn about the Vietnamese country. The ethnic groups who made it what it is today. The way the colorful costumes of the different cultures including Hmong people. This is a really interesting museum

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not walking distance from the Old Quarter, and I have no regrets going. Along the way, you get to see another side of Hanoi (more local and upscale) which is worth it all by itself. Upon arrival, there are 3 viewing pavilions with your minimally priced admission. The actual hall on Vietnamese ethnicity, a more modern hall showing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this museum with lots of information and displays about the 54 ethnics groups in Vietnam. I have spent the morning and find the information & pictures are very interesting. You will not disappointed and I feel like I have get to know more about this country.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the New year time, they organize many kind of games for children. Not only place for tourist, also a good place for children or students

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