War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum
4.5
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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War Remnants Museum is a unit under the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Chi Minh City. Located in the museum system of Vietnam, the museum for world peace and a member of the World Council of Museums (ICOM), the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of thematic research, collection , storage, preservation and display of the material, photographs, artifacts on the evidence of the crime and the consequences of the war that the invasion force has caused to Vietnam.Museum store more than 20,000 documents, exhibits and films, in which more than 1,500 documents, artifacts, films have been applied to introduce in eight thematic exhibition frequently. In 35 years, the Museum has welcomed over 15 million visitors at home and abroad. Currently with about 500,000 visitors each year, the War Remnants Museum is one of the only cultural tourism to attract high public credibility at home and abroad.
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  • IsaacG16
    Daw Park, Australia114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see in HCMC
    The War Remnants Museum is extremely interesting and equally solemn. There are audio guides available to rent, but the written information was very good and easy to follow. With a lot of well-laid out information about the war, Agent Orange and its aftermath, and some of the individual atrocities that took place – I highly recommend visiting for a couple of hours.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Keith F
    Scotland, United Kingdom557 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We’ll worth a visit
    This is a must for anyone who remembers the Vietnam war. Aircraft and artillery from the conflict are displayed outside. Inside the museum is over three floors with examples of small arms and artillery but mostly photographs and articles from that time. The graphic effects of Agent Orange and napalm shown in some detail. The war is told from the Vietnamese perspective but we went back for a second visit it was fascinating.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 29, 2023
  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand883 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    History
    A really well laid out museum, so much to see. My family were really interested in war history and we spent quite a long time here. There were bats in the outside jail exhibit part which was freaky. The agent orange room I found very hard and couldnt stay there. I would not take young children there, but it is important to have this displayed to show what humans are capable of. Both my sons had a Vietnamese student approach them and talk away for a good 15 - 30 minutes. They were interested in what country we were from and had a lot of questions, both my sons enjoyed the interaction and asked many questions too. Has a cafe located near the side entrance for water, coffee and seating in the shade. It was easy to locate on google maps and plan our route from the hotel.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 29, 2023
  • Natalie A
    Sydney, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eye opening experience
    Informative and eye opening. I didn’t know much about the Vietnam war prior to going here. We paid for the headphone walking tour which took around 2 hours. Well worth a visit. My advice is to take water as it’s hot in the building and to take cash as you can’t pay by card to enter the museum
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 12, 2023
  • Ranford
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must-See for History Buffs
    The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City is a must-see for any history buff. With its captivating displays of captured military equipment, artwork, and educational programs, the museum offers an immersive experience into the history of the Vietnam War. There is something to captivate every visitor, from the extensive collection of artifacts to the interactive exhibits. The museum also has a souvenir shop where you can find unique gifts and memorabilia from the war. The educational programs offered by the museum are particularly impressive, as they provide an in-depth look at the war and its legacy.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 2, 2023
  • Garfieldluvr
    Denver, Colorado967 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    This is a very moving museum and should be visited by everyone. As an American, it was eye opening to see the other angle of the war. Be warned, there are many graphic photos, some of which will probably be burned into my memory for the rest of my life, but that just shows how impactful it all is.
    Visited April 2023
    Written June 7, 2023
  • GaryandLesleyTravel
    Auckland Central, New Zealand5,301 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative display of information, photos and war artefacts.
    Like anything of its kind parts of the museum are somber, that said knowing what happened and how the Vietnamese people feel about it is an important lesson particularly if we don’t want this happening again, unfortunately it continues now in the Ukraine. There is a lot to look at and read (the audio tour may have speed this up but would have missed some of the detail) we started on the top floor (which I would suggest) and worked our way down, we spent 2.5 hours here. As mentioned lots of photos, facts and war artefacts including an impressive selection of planes & tanks. I had seen the early version of this in 1990 then called the War Atrocities Museum, his was so much better and informative. Well worth the visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2023
  • KLene
    Singapore, Singapore479 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit place when you are in HCMC
    It is not my first time to visit this place. I had visited maybe 3 or 4 times last 15 years. This place has since been renovated. It charged VND 40,000 for an adult. The museum always make me shed tears looking at some photos of the war and also to read on the damage by Agent Orange. It is a good place to visit for 2-3hrs and to know about some history of this war.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Brian T
    Indianapolis, Indiana701 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and thought provoking
    Many planes, machinery, ammunition, photographs, etc to view. Interesting to learn about the “Vietnam” war (which the Vietnamese call the “American war”) from the country where the war was fought. Definitely worth an hour or so of your time.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Clare
    Dunfermline, United Kingdom162 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Although we aren’t huge history buffs, this was still worth a visit. Cool to see all the old army planes and tanks etc. Inside does have air con but was still hot, because of this we didn’t stay as long as we thought we might have.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 12, 2023
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Nathan F
Lisburn, UK7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Layout of museum was relatively good and was very informative regarding American war crimes and the tragic effects of agent Orange. As expected, no mention of VC or PAVN war crimes, giving the impression that it was only the Americans committing war crimes.
Written April 20, 2024
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harvarddriver2016
Christchurch, New Zealand103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We spent 3 hours here today. So sad but needed to see and understand. It was worth paying extra for the audio guide. So So hot inside the building though. Needs air con and not just the fans they were using. Almost unbearable with the amount of people.
Written April 18, 2024
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Callipage
Stamford, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Harrowing but interesting and important to understand. Its a strange museum for a holiday but understanding the history of the country feels important so it's a must see
Only issue is the fans don't do enough the building really needs some air con.
Written April 18, 2024
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Balivilla4u
Nusa Dua, Indonesia1,858 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Its an eye opener to the horrors of war however one i feel sees one side of the story just the same war is a tragedy no matter where and when and by seeing this one can only hope human nature betters itself all be it the world still fights wars.
Written April 17, 2024
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Christine D
Tacoma, Washington, United States37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
So moving. A must-see!
I was glad it was at the end of our day, as I was emotionally exhausted after spending around 2 hours at this museum.
Easy to do independently. Guides are not allowed in the museum to preserve the solemn environment. Take your time to read all of the information that comes with the photos and exhibits.
Written April 16, 2024
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GlyderFawr
Kent, UK359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Can get crowed, can get hot, so start early and on the top floor. Don't book a tour, get a Grab bike to the museum for less than a pound, a pound fifty to get in.

Have to admit, makes our Imperial War Museum look rubbish, we should do ours so much better and I have many suggestions on how to improve it based on what we saw there.

Find out Vietnam's history from the Vietnamese position. The Agent Orange gallery will leave you broken, but please go in and see it.

Don't forget to see the big metal pieces outside and the prison display.

The Vietnamese are an amazing resilient people.
Written April 16, 2024
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colonell
Vienna, Austria241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
interesting and well-designed exhibition. you can spend some hours to look about all the special things, pictures, stories etc.
Written April 15, 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Very, very eye opening and shocking. It is completely unfathomable how genocide and war crimes have happened countless times over the course of history and continue to happen to this very day by stronger powers onto weaker ones. Very sobering experience indeed.

A strong reminder for everyone to enjoy whatever peace, prosperity and freedom that they have as things can change into an apocalyptic nightmare in just the blink of an eye
Written April 13, 2024
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STELLA
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The exhibits, from tanks and helicopters to photographs and multimedia displays, offer a stark look at the realities of the Vietnam War. It's not a lighthearted visit, but it provides an important perspective on the country's history. We found the museum to be informative, well-presented, and emotionally impactful. Just be warned – some of the content is graphic and can be quite disturbing. If you have an interest in this period of history or want to understand the Vietnamese perspective, the War Remnants Museum is a must-visit in Ho Chi Minh City.
Written April 13, 2024
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Jet Cenia
Cebu City, Philippines69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
An eye opener especially if you're an American. The effects of war, the conflict and the struggle are all recorded in this museum. I am proud of the resiliency of the Vietnamese over these horrible war circumstances.

Hoping for a peaceful world in the future. There's nothing good about having wars if it costs the lives of innocent people.

Don't forget to avail their audio tour so you can have a background for the photos or war remnants displayed.
Written April 9, 2024
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