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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.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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 6 July 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop on a trip to Saigon, and it was the right place to start. While many of the exhibits may seem old fashioned or outdated, the information was important to understanding Vietnam's place in southeast Asian history. The invasions and battles...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

The Museum, set within the Zoological Gatdens and Zoo is well worth a visit. The long and war torn history of Vietnam is told through text, exhibits and models. The most ancient is on ground level, and as you climb up through the building the...More

Thank Sonia T
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This was originally the French Oriental History building, whose name in French survives, whilst hidden on the entrance iron gates and covered in many thick layers of black paint. The building is interesting for the layout and ventilation design. Some will enjoy the exhibits. As...More

Thank requedieu
Reviewed 2 July 2016

If you are a history buff this place offers you a very good comprehensive historical details about Vietnam.

Thank gdesilva
Reviewed 28 June 2016

No loss if you skip this place. I was wondering and saying to myself - " is this all there is to be seen"? Though the the building is quite imposing physically, what's inside was, to put it simply, very disappointing, to say the least....More

Thank 01121961
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

History of Vietnam back to Paleolithic times - did not know is one of 4 initial cradles of civilization for man. Slightly sorry on the outside, but still picturesque with pretty water pond out front. First rooms interesting but second half of museum which has...More

Thank Mfmagee
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This museum has an excellent collection of artifacts dating back through over 4000 years of Vietnamese history which are presented in a relaxed and tasteful manner. Our guide was very helpful and I found it very interesting that some of the very old statues had...More

Thank CFofLL
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Not really something that was our cup of tea. Boring and not well displayed. Could do without, but why not for a dollar?

Thank MezzyMez
Reviewed 20 June 2016

A wonderful collection of artefacts which are well displayed and described to make for an interesting visit. Many pieces are thousands of years old and well worth visiting this museum.

Thank michael n
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We visited this museum with our guide as part of a tour. Our guide made our visit more interesting as walked through galleries in date order from pre-historic times to the more recent times. He explained the history of Vietnam whilst we looked at displays...More

Thank kathy b
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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.