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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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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 9 July 2017

This museum is worth a visit. Beautiful displayed, it shows the history of Vietnam, of which I as Westerner don't know much about. So I learned a lot........

Thank GradieJacobs
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I went there twice. One with family visiting and one with my toddler. Both times, they say the puppet show is at a certain time. We timed our visit only to be disappointed there is no puppet show as there are not enough people. Museum...More

Thank waget
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The museum is easy to get to in a taxi (although our driver tried to take us to the War Remnant Museum instead!). Entrance fee is very reasonable - there are two entrances - one off the main road targeting the tour groups and the...More

1  Thank striped_tiger
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We spent around an our looking are this museum. It is a nice collection of Vietnamese artifacts with short descriptions in Vietnamese, English and French. There's is no much mention of Vietnam War, probably because there are several other museums about the war in HCM...More

Thank MightyMike2014
Reviewed 22 June 2017

well curated museum that sets out the history of the country very well but it has limited artefacts and relies mainly on charts, diagrams, photos and some paintings. I would have appreciated more "things" to look at but it did give us a clearer understanding...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Beautiful garden at the start. Allows you to see the evolution and the history of Vietnam. A lot of sculptures and artefacts

Thank Pilku_Feee
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful museum to learn about ho chi minh city history. Very good and enjoyed inside. This place is in one complex with saigon zoo and botanical garden

Thank Dimitrij S
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

It definitely could not compare to other international museums but it's really the most wonderful place to teach our children about Vietnamese history 😍 I should have bring them there sooner 😩

Thank PhanChinh
Reviewed 25 April 2017

It is small and not important things to show. Just some cloths and old toys that you can see every where. please don't go.

Thank Hamid N
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I found this museum very interesting. A big collection of historical artefacts from the stone age to the last emperors of Vietnam. Nice exhibition of the Cham tribe sculpture. Some huge French cannons outside. Tickets are just 15000 dongs which is a bargain. Lovely yard...More

Thank MayKo1
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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.
28 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.