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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We spent a lot of time looking for small child friendly activities in Hanoi. This was a great one. The displays were interactive enough to interest the kids, and interesting enough that the grown ups enjoyed it too. There's a water puppet show on the...More

Thank Goldie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is one of a kind in Vietnam as far as i know. Actually it is like two in one. In the main building of the museum you can learn about the different ethnic groups of the Vietnamese, their culture, their crafts, their rites,...More

Thank markusduenneisen
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a bit of a ride to get here (though taxis are cheap in Hanoi) but the reproductions of ethnic houses were excellent and included members of those groups to explain things (though alas their English was often not that good).

Thank marcnels0n
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really informative exhibits on the different cultural groups of Vietnam. Some awesome historical artifacts. But so much detail...after a while it all started to run together! There's a whole outdoor exhibit on hill tribe buildings, and that was probably our favorite part.

Thank Evan I
Reviewed 5 days ago

two floors of history and custom wonderful displays and articles also outside replica homes a must see Norman Vancouver Canada

Thank Norman C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this. I could have spent most of the day there instead of the couple of hours we had scheduled. There are two parts - an indoor museum section covering two storeys and an outdoor garden with various traditional building types as well...More

Thank Peter I
Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard that not many people go to this place mainly because it is a bit out of the way from old quarter and people prefer to remain within the old quarter. It was so evident when we went to this place. But believe me,...More

Thank TraavelGeek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family enjoyed walking around and exploring the different types of housing found in Vietnam. The museum gave us a real appreciation of the ethnic diversity of the country. Catch a green taxi out there from the old quarter for approx 50,000 dong. Don't barter...More

Thank quatro2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent visit , We would highly recommend all Holiday / Visitors to add the Muséum. Can on.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is about a 68dong taxi ride from the old city. (68 dong there and over 100 back and the driver insists he is not scamming us...seriously@@!!!). The museum is fascinating. It is about the culture of the 54 different tribes/ethnicities which make up...More

Thank 56Dee16
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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 Tran K | Reviewed this property |
Surely, you can take a taxi to the museum. But for better price and avoid tourist trap, you should install "Grab taxi apps", you can order a taxi from this apps, from that you know clearly the distance and price you will... 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.