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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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Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3756 2193
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

I'm not huge on museums so this place really didn't interest me that much. I felt that I had already learnt so much about Vietnamese culture & history that nothing here really added much value. The museum wasn't even cool which is the reason why...More

Thank Nic R
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This museum is a testament to Vietnam's diversity and heritage. Other countries may "celebrate their diversity" through words and pap; Vietnam does it with substance in this museum. The indoor displays are well complemented by the various styles of houses together with domestic artefacts in...More

1  Thank Jijay
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This is a fascinating insight into Vietnamese history and the various types of ethnicities that make up Vietnam and Vietnamese culture. I was lucky enough to catch a free water puppet show in the gardens. Also in the gardens are recreations of various types of...More

2  Thank Redorn
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Comprehensive history of women in Vietnam I first saw this 15 years ago and it has improved Congratulations to the Curator

2  Thank backyardbbq
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Really great place make sure you also visit different houses made around the main building. Great Vietnam cultural history.

1  Thank Nirajmehta
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a big modern building - but both the museum and its gardens are worth a visit. You can also see a production of their water puppet theatre within the grounds.

1  Thank gillian817
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Museum offers comprehensive view of Vietnamese demographic structure. Way of housing and habits of more than 50 Vietnamese native people groups are presented in organized and clear manner. Must!

Thank amarcord1
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This museum provides information on the more than 50 ethnic groups in Viet nam. It provides information about their art, their beliefs, their customs and even provides the opportunity to visit traditional housing. Well worth the visit.

Thank WorldtravelIzzy
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Best museum in Hanoi I would say. I am Hanoian and I've visited the museum several times, however, it still wows me every time I visit it. A diversity of ethnic and religion, many types of demonstration, often organize events. It is going to be...More

Thank Mai-Anh N
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Expecting to be overwhelmed by a chaotic display of artifacts, badly organized and displayed, I was delighted to experience the Museum of Ethnology. Carefully curated, and beautifully designed, the buildings that house this collection are also visually appealing, and a great place to spend to...More

1  Thank sjampolsky
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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 Kate A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, lt was not quite easy. I took a public bus no. 14 from hoan kiem to the museum just google map your location & destination and you can see the public bus number around the city in Hanoi only show them where you will drop... 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.