B-52 Victory museum Hanoi - An unique museum in the world

B-52 Victory museum Hanoi local people also call “B52 museum Hanoi” is a great place for you to understand more about the history of the Vietnam War with Americans.

1. History 

If you want to learn more about the heroic history of the Vietnamese people army in general and the struggle of the people of Hanoi in particular, this is a place you cannot miss.

B-52 Victory Museum Hanoi was inaugurated on December 22nd, 1997, on the 25th anniversary of the victory "Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu in the air" upgraded, renovated, and completed in December 2012 on the occasion of 40 years victory.

During the 12 days and nights of the 1972 Campaign “Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu in the Air”, the Vietnamese Air Defense Force and Hanoian people shot down 358 aircraft, including 25 B-52, caught a lot of pilots and kept in Hoa Lo prison the most famous pilot is John Mccain.

During this campaign, Americans threw more than 10,000 tons of bombs and bullets, killing 2,380 people and injuring 1,355 people. The museum shows images of the devastation in Hanoi after the terrible bombing at places: Kham Thien, Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi railway station.

American after losing in this campaign must sit down at the negotiation table to sign the Paris Agreement in 1973 and pull out of Vietnam after 19 years of intervention in Vietnam (since 1954)

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SAM 2  missile launcher displayed at the museum 

2. What to see in B-52 victory museum Hanoi

The museum included two different areas (indoor and outdoor areas)

2.1. Indoor area

On an area of 1,200m² indoor displayed, these following by an introduction to the process of building, fighting, and maturing the capital army forces through the periods especially: the battle "12 days and nights of the 1972 Campaign “Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu in the Air. Through documents, images and artifacts, visitors will understand more about the role of the B-52 aircraft in the Vietnamese war.

inside area

Inside area

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2.2. Outdoor area

This area showed weapons, army equipment, and Hanoian people fighting with American force, especially in 12 days and nights in December 1972.
It displays the remains of American B-52 strategic aircraft shot down by the Hanoi army with a considerable body length: 49.05m; Wingspan: 56.39m.


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Remains of B-52 strategic aircraft 

The museum is a typical cultural and historical center of Hanoi capital, located in the center of cultural space complex of the historical relic "Huu Tiep Lake" or B-52 lake Hanoi. This lake is also the only place that still preserves a part of the B52 remnants until now and Ngoc Ha traditional flower village.

The museum is not only a place to keep evidence of history, where domestic and international tourists can learn more about the history of the Vietnamese war with American, but also a place where the young generation can learn, understand more the history of the nation, and appreciate the value of peace.


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Outside area

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3. B 52 Victory museum Hanoi opening hour and entrance fee tickets

Opening hours: Every day from 08:00 – 11:00, 13:30 – 16:30 except on Monday and Friday.
Entrance fee: 30.000vnd/person
Address: 157 Doi Can street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Phone number: 024 6273 0994

4. How to get to B52 Victory museum

The museum is located in the center of Hanoi, about 2km from the old town area, very easy to find it. You can walk, take a grab, motorbike or taxi. You can also combine to visit some famous spots nearby, such as Vietnam Military History Museum HanoiHo Chi Minh mausoleum complex or Ba Dinh square. 

Go Viet Trip hope this article will help you understand more about Hanoi. You can read more Top 9 museums in Hanoi. If you need any more help. Please feel free to contact us: Email: or hotline +84968667589. We are guarantee about quality and prices. Get a full refund if you do not feel happy with our services.

Author Hoan Nguyen

He has over 10 years of experience working in the tourism sector and operator. He has traveled to many places in Vietnam and around the world.

Photos: Internet

author hoan
My name is Hoan and I come from Hanoi, with more than 10 years working in the tourism industry (both as a tour guide then tour operator). I am very proud to say that I can give you the best advice for your trip to beautiful Vietnam.

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