War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum
4.5
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
War Remnants Museum is a unit under the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Chi Minh City. Located in the museum system of Vietnam, the museum for world peace and a member of the World Council of Museums (ICOM), the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of thematic research, collection , storage, preservation and display of the material, photographs, artifacts on the evidence of the crime and the consequences of the war that the invasion force has caused to Vietnam.Museum store more than 20,000 documents, exhibits and films, in which more than 1,500 documents, artifacts, films have been applied to introduce in eight thematic exhibition frequently. In 35 years, the Museum has welcomed over 15 million visitors at home and abroad. Currently with about 500,000 visitors each year, the War Remnants Museum is one of the only cultural tourism to attract high public credibility at home and abroad.
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  • Zefiro53
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam31 contributions
    A visit to realize what really happened
    Museums are also quite boring, sometimes interesting places. This museum was different from others I have visited. I know Vietnam and its people. The information I had about the war had always been filtered by the press and government agencies, so that we didn't know the truth, the crap done by the invaders who eventually went back to their homes. Get ready, and don't forget a good supply of kleenex, they'll help.
    Visited June 2022
    Written 4 March 2023
  • Ali07London
    Enfield, United Kingdom456 contributions
    Interesting museum with lots of photographs and articles
    We visited this museum on our own. It was very interesting museum charting the history of Vietnam through the French and Vietnam war (American War). There was a really good exhibition of war photographers pictures. One of the most famous pictures was gifted to the museum. It was very well presented. We opted to just look round but there was an audioguide if you wanted one. The Agent Orange section was very sad and the effects still be seen in the population today. It was open all day - didn't close for lunch and it is a very reasonable museum to visit. 40000 Dong. (less than £2) Interesting to see a different perspective on the war.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Yann Renaud
    Switzerland811 contributions
    Moving exhibition but lacking objective information
    The museum displays an important number of pictures, illustrating the horrors of the war. The exhibition and the pictures are moving. However, the museum lacked an organisation to have a comprehensible message. You will not get objective information about the war and the event that occurred during this awful period.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 March 2023
  • Elaine
    Perth, Australia2 contributions
    War Remnants Museum
    Absolutely worth a visit. Allow at least 2 hrs and be prepared for some graphic photos. You take away a differing views. I’ll leave it up to you to make your own opinion on how the content is sided and delivered. No mention of the Australians who served in the VW.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Scottkjs
    Kent, United Kingdom403 contributions
    An interesting and thought-provoking experience
    Well worth a couple of hours visit to truly appreciate what is on display. There are vehicles and munitions but there are very interesting galleries on three floors inside the main building. There are some harrowing images, but then again, it's showing the results of the conflict, so do be prepared.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 March 2023
  • Crabby061
    Manchester, United Kingdom252 contributions
    A must see
    We found there were surprisingly few references to this dark chapter either visibly or in discussion with Vietnamese people, during our time in HCMC and Hanoi, so I would say a visit to this extremely well curated museum should definitely be in your itinerary. Various rooms covering different aspects of the war including one for children's activities as well as US military hardware in the forecourt. The star is the photography exhibition 'Requiem' tracing the history of the conflict through incredibly striking photos and reporting by several war journalists of the time. I found this fascinating and harrowing in equal measure and spent about 2 hours just in this part. (Surprised there wasn't a book of the photography available in the shop, a missed opportunity.) Not a big museum but not a place you want to rush through either if the subject interests you. Alow 2-3 hours. Nice outside cafe.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2023
  • Patric D
    Sandbach, United Kingdom1,006 contributions
    A sobering reminder
    This is a very sobering museum. You know, of course, that it will be fairly gruesome and there is no shortage of information and pictures on the horror that was the Vietnam War. It serves as a great reminder of those now far-off days. The museum is well laid out with lots of information available
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2023
  • scottsworld
    Brisbane, Australia153 contributions
    shocking A++
    a wonderful museum that should be on everyone's TO DO list! Yes, it's in Asia and there's some shocking pictures on the wall - but that is a drop in the ocean of what went on here as America "and friends" tried to stop communism. Sheesh. I hope every American goes to this museum - just as I hope every German goes to see Auschwitz and Dakow in Poland. Sad. Confronting. Gross. Necessary.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2023
  • Jaroslav Nečas
    Brno, Czech Republic1,408 contributions
    Best attraction in Ho Chi Minh City
    Exhibition is dedicated to Vietnam war. There are several combat vehicles, planes and helicopters outside. But most interesting part is inside. You can learn the history of entire Vietnam war including event the most horrible facts. I strongly reccommend to visit this museum.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 28 March 2023
  • Juri R
    Pori, Finland192 contributions
    Gritty museum
    This museum is place for those who can handle the truth. Horrors of war have been posted exceptionally well. Sound of silence in the halls of museum is tangible and very few people can walk thru museum without shedding tears.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 4 April 2023
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JordanF
Columbus175 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a well done museum about the Vietnam War. The exhibits are in English and Vietnamese. I disagree with the reviews that call it propaganda, but it is definitely told from the Vietnamese point of view, and yet with a certain sympathy for American troops and reporters. Even the exhibit on My Lai celebrated the Americans who saved some of the civilians. I left in a somber mood, but with respect for a well done museum about a difficult subject.
Written 24 February 2024
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KestasKS
Vilnius, Lithuania2,925 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
A war and atrocities museum, just to remind everybody how bad it is. Clearly a painful part of Vietnam’s history… just a reminder of what Russians a re doing in Ukraine now, have done in other places lately…
Written 20 February 2024
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Nicole B
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
Ignore that review with one star complaining about ventilation- there’s fans everywhere and it’s fine. The museum is hugely impactful, very interesting and educational. I think it is a must see in the city for anyone visiting Vietnam to see this part of their history.
Written 16 February 2024
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Scott K
Bel Air, MD8 contributions
This was a walk through a propaganda mill. There were some interesting photos, but not much in the way of fascinating objects.
Written 15 February 2024
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Traveler49204786000
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
Interesting trip. I can recommend. Some pictures in the war museum are really tough to watch.
Linh was a great guide, knowledgeable and very friendly. We enjoyed the time with her.
Written 14 February 2024
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Johnnie C
Scone, UK337 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
At times visually harrowing but interesting perspective on military history including aggression by the French and Americans. It's told from a Vietnamese point of view so this should be remembered, that said the information on "defoliants" their use and lasting side effects is difficult subject.
I found the photo journalistic section brilliant and helpful to bring elements alive in the mind.
Written 13 February 2024
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Yvvs T
Halmstad, Sweden16 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Well spent money! Alot of reading if you don't have a tourguide, so take your time.
The facility is alittle bit small for the amount of people that goes, so that is good to have in mind.
Written 10 February 2024
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Lori M
California1,747 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
this is a fascinating look at the Vietnam War from "their" perspective. it's quite one-sided which is very annoying from this American who likes to know the truth from a neutral position. however, it is still extremely moving and helps me to understand what was going on at that time. I believe the Americans did do horrible things - I also know there were some noble reasons for them being in the war in the first place. Sadly, none of this is discussed so a lost opportunity to learn the whole truth. the signs are in English and do a good bit of explaining the exhibits. this was the most interesting thing we did in this city.
Written 9 February 2024
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Colin H
5 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
A sombre 2 hours reading and seeing pictures depicting the shocking nature of war. A remnant was more than enough to move one’s soul.
Written 5 February 2024
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Kerry
South Africa58 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
The audio tour is exceptional and allows you to take your own time. The air conditioning is welcoming in heat. The entire tour and flow is easy to follow and is of exceptional high quality.
Very somber mood as the pictures speak a 1000 words.
I felt that 2 hours I had allocated myself was not enough perhaps 3 hours.
This was a dreadful time in history and this museum ensure we never forget.
Definately ranked as my top Point of Interest in HCM
Written 4 February 2024
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War Remnants Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$29.21, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$12.47 per person.


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