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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
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

Covered this as a part of the full-day guided city tour of Hanoi ; was good to see and learn about the cultural diversity of the people of Vietnam.

Thank santIndia
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum was entertaining. We could learn ethnics in Vietnam and their lives. We could see it's actual houses and I think it was pretty amazing. I don't really go to museums but this one is great to visit.

Thank Regina P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went there once. That was enough. Wouldn’t ever go again. Didn’t find it interesting but that’s just me.

Thank Bernie V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you want to know about the Vietnamese ethnic population, you need to go to this Museum. This is a good choice for foreigners as well as the local Vietnamese population. Lots of information to see and to share about the different groups with in...More

Thank wayne m
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent longer than expected as there were many exhibits (both indoor & outdoor) to explore. Interesting, informative and worth a visit, especially for children to learn the history of Vietnam.

Thank Jas L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Heaps of cool exhibitions displaying the many ethnic minorities and groups of Vietnam. Our local guide rushed through a tour in thirty minutes without time to reflect or ask questions. Apart from this, I highly recommend you visit and learn about culture and diversity.

Thank Laura O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My hotel manager suggested the visit. I owe her. BIG! The museum deals with the tribes who have settled in Vietnam. The interior is arranged so that each tribe or tribal group is given its own display area. The displays are explained in Vietnamese, French...More

Thank Hanan B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our tour, to see the different ethnic communities in Vietnam and how they lived was really interesting. The houses that are built depicting the different communities in the open air part of the museum air truly remarkable

Thank Ebi P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited with our three kids and had a great time here. Very interesting indoor exhibits about the various ethnic groups in Vietnam. They also have water puppet performances and on a whim we decided to go. Water puppets are a unique thing to northern...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum as part of a Hanoi city tour. Our teenagers were not so excited about the inside portion, but they were more interested in the different ethic houses located on site. The houses were probably the best part since you are able...More

Thank Christy K
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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 Kate A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, lt was not quite easy. I took a public bus no. 14 from hoan kiem to the museum just google map your location & destination and you can see the public bus number around the city in Hanoi only show them where you will drop... More
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18 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.