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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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Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3756 2193
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

very interesting collections,nice gardens, nice buildings , a bit far away from the city center yet worthy to be seen. Nice little restaurant

Thank azulyblu
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This's best of those we visited when in Hanoi. It's very large with many buildings and exhibits of Vietnam ethnic fgroups. Much to learn about Vietnam culture here!

Thank Sylviane L
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Very informative museum .. set out well .. but hot! Gardens contained real tribal buildings which we could walk through. Had lunch at the restaurant and enjoyed it.

Thank Melinda A
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This museum definitely surpassed my expectations. I was never bored the entire time I was there. Truly an educational tour. Should you want to take pictures, you have to pay an extra fee for this. You have to mention this while buying your entrance ticket...More

Thank lakbay29
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We visited this with our lovely guides from the Hanoi free tour company. The museum is beautifully set up with lots of space to walk about and learn about the different ethnic groups in Vietnam. All exhibits had descriptions in Vietnamese, English and French. Expect...More

Thank lkw_sl
Reviewed 12 June 2016

this museum was educational as I had no idea that there were so many different tribes in Vietnam. From the traditional dress, to the various construction techniques in housing to the music. It was both inside and outside, outside having reconstructed buildings and homes

Thank Mario B
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

If you have any interest in history and culture then I recommend this place. Lots of displays and information for the curious but also lots of places to climb around for kids. I learnt more about Vietnam in a couple of hours here than I...More

Thank WillieJJ
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Great for anyone who appreciates seeing traditional art and culture and learning about the way of life of the Vietnamese from different areas of Vietnam.

Thank JanetIan22
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We spent about 2-3 hours here, and it was interesting. We had already been to Sa Pa, so some of it was familiar. I would not describe it as a must see museum, but if you have the time it is worth seeing. The best...More

Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 9 June 2016

When you visit Hanoi, shouldn't miss Ethonogy museum, it was nice, I saw a lot of things about Vietnamese ethics -there cuture, the clothes....I really like it. very worth to spend time!

Thank Sandy p
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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.