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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 good46%
  • Average25%
  • 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 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 5 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
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This place does give a pretty good comprehensive view of the history of the city and the leader of the past. I liked seeing the many ancient pieces of history and hopefully the photos I attached can help a tourist understand what they will be...More

Thank billp422
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Good displays, multilingual, and a lot about Champa culture. Quiet atmosphere, ridiculously low entrance price (70 US cents), not to be missed

Thank Labienus
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The museum is not located in the city centre. So would be 20-30 mins walk from downtown. It's was not busy when we go so the whole visit is nice and relax. It's not epic but you can have a nice understanding about the history...More

Thank Wilson W
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This museum houses lots of sculptures and ancient objects and is well worth combining with a visit to the zoo and the temple opposite. You have to pay extra to take photos. The large vase at the entrance made from coconut is particularly impressive.

Thank sjm126
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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.