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Museum of Vietnamese History

2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 829 8146
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This collection of historical treasures and artifacts is one of the few Vietnamese museums with helpful English explanations.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 11:30, 13:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 829 8146

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is amazing! The artifacts, mummified woman and various carvings and statues are an outstanding display of the history of this country. The water pauper show that is to the side is only $3 and supports the locals. Not the fancy, expensive water puppet...More

Thank Sally R
Reviewed 1 week ago

this museum takes just 1 hour to visit ad give you an overview of Vietnam history with focus on the South. If you have the opportunity to go to Hanoi the musem of VN history is really more complete

Thank Guy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum of Vietnamese History (or simply the The Museum of History) is housed in an Indochinese structure built in the 1920s. It occupies an area of more than 2,000 square meters and has a very rich collection of items relating to the history of...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have two entrances, one of them is at left of Rubix Zoo, entrance fee of 15, 000 VDN. Had to wait till 1.30 PM to enter after their lunch time. Great exhibition on the brief history of Vietnam. Was a little creeped out by...More

1  Thank JasonJHG
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A great museum to see Vietnamese relics from prehistoric times, Buddist statuary, an carving from Han tombs. It will take you some time to go through for they have hundreds of items on display. Its cost is very reasonable to get in an they do...More

Thank 2marcopolos
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This museum is worth a visit. Beautiful displayed, it shows the history of Vietnam, of which I as Westerner don't know much about. So I learned a lot........

Thank GradieJacobs
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I went there twice. One with family visiting and one with my toddler. Both times, they say the puppet show is at a certain time. We timed our visit only to be disappointed there is no puppet show as there are not enough people. Museum...More

Thank waget
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The museum is easy to get to in a taxi (although our driver tried to take us to the War Remnant Museum instead!). Entrance fee is very reasonable - there are two entrances - one off the main road targeting the tour groups and the...More

1  Thank striped_tiger
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We spent around an our looking are this museum. It is a nice collection of Vietnamese artifacts with short descriptions in Vietnamese, English and French. There's is no much mention of Vietnam War, probably because there are several other museums about the war in HCM...More

Thank MightyMike2014
Reviewed 23 June 2017

well curated museum that sets out the history of the country very well but it has limited artefacts and relies mainly on charts, diagrams, photos and some paintings. I would have appreciated more "things" to look at but it did give us a clearer understanding...More

Thank Nick D
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Sara D
22 December 2016|
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Response from Catkin31 | Reviewed this property |
The ticket was only 15,000 VND (about 50p), it cost more to take the camera in but that was only 40,000 (just over £1).
16 July 2016|
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Response from geromam | Reviewed this property |
Hot and humid there I thought, no air con.
29 May 2016|
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Response from Imhotep2 | Reviewed this property |
yes. I was able to Google it. the site is in English also. Click the union jack.