We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number:
+84 4 3756 2193
Website
Today
08:30 - 17:30
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$49.00*
and up
Full-Day Hanoi City Tour
More Info
US$36.00*
and up
Hanoi City Full-Day Tour
More Info
US$45.00*
and up
Private Hanoi Full-Day City Tour with Cyclo Ride

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,964 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1938
    Excellent
  • 1324
    Very good
  • 343
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
A cultural legacy

It tries to exhibit the traditional living styles of major ethnic groups of vietnam giving one the a peek into the lives and evolution of tribal values and culture

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anil B
,
Manama bahrain
Add Photo Write a Review

4,964 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,645: English reviews
Manama bahrain
Level Contributor
56 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It tries to exhibit the traditional living styles of major ethnic groups of vietnam giving one the a peek into the lives and evolution of tribal values and culture

Helpful?
Thank Anil B
Hanoi, Vietnam
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum shows the 54 minority groups of Vietnam, their tradiotions, their habits, their clothes, houses..... Come visit in holidays and you will see the traditions more clearly. These days are: Tet holiday, Childrens' day (June 1st), Full-Moon Festival.. On these days, you can try traditional games, foods and also goods. A very special experience

Helpful?
Thank zinziec
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
157 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is quite organised museum. Outdoor part is more fun than indoor exhibition. We could climb up and down those replica tribe houses which you hardly see, or never seen before. Recommend those tiny sculptures scattered along path. More to learn if you read them. Not as boring as I thought :)

Helpful?
Thank AADSWJ
Chatham,NJ
Level Contributor
66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

museum was good with description of different ethnic groups of Vietnam .. also enjoyed the park in back with old style village buildings. Worth a visit, not crowded , not expensive.

Helpful?
Thank Peter B
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my friends there when they came visit. We tried a lot of traditional games in the museum. The staff was helpful.

Helpful?
Thank Ton N
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
149 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum showcases the 54 minority groups of Vietnam, most of them living in undeveloped mountain areas. It's not a large building and so each of the 54 groups gets very little showtime. Typically, there is a description of the districts in Vietnam where a group can be found and 4 - 6 items of their material culture, e.g. a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alex W
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went as a large high school trip, kept a lot of tired people interested and engaged for a long period time, my only regret is not realising we had access to the new building beside the main museum, i only got a chance to see the bottom floor and it was astounding.

Helpful?
Thank Neave R
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited with my family, it was nice to see many ethnic cultures through live size houses and other things which Tribal people of Vietnam use.

Helpful?
Thank Rakesh P
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With an informative guide who spoke excellent English, we were delighted to be able to learn much more about the life and cultural practices of a range of different groups in Vietnam. This really expanded our understanding of the synthesis of many different peoples, beliefs and practices that make up Vietnam with all of its diversity and variation.

Helpful?
Thank RosalieJR
Singapore
Level Contributor
26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gives great insights on origin of South East Asian demography, language and culture. The real size wooden hut/houses at the backyard allows you to enter and experience village folk lifestyle

Helpful?
Thank SEAsiaVagabond

Travellers who viewed Vietnam Museum of Ethnology also viewed

 

Been to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and other visitors
11 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from Vietnam Museum of Ethnology staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?