Top 13 Museums Must Visit in Hanoi, Vietnam for Travelers in 2024

There are many best museums in Hanoi to discover. And in this article, we highly recommend some of them. We hope you all spend time visiting all of these great museums. We make sure that you will get unforgettable moments when discovering such destinations.

1. Vietnam ethnology museum in Quan Hoa, Cau Giay

  • Address: Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Quan Hoa, Cau Giay.

  • Opening time: 08:30 am – 05:30 pm (except Monday)

  • The price is 40.000vnd/ adult, Students: 15.000vnd

Vietnam ethnology museum is one of the most interesting museums in Hanoi. It reflects the cultural diversity of different ethnic groups in Vietnam. The exhibition is to preserve the cultural heritage of 54 ethnic groups in the country. The Vietnam Ethnology Museum has raised the awareness of protecting Vietnamese culture and heritage for young people. They can visit and study more collections of artifacts. To travelers, this is a chance to discover the culture of ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Remember to bring a camera to take many photos during your tour!

>>>Read more about Vietnam ethnology museum at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology from A to Z, entrance fee, opening hours

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This is one of the most interesting museums in Hanoi

2. The National Museum of Vietnamese History at Trang Tien

  • Address: No.1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

  • Open: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun (close Monday)

  • The price is 40.000vnd/ adult, Students: 15.000vnd

The National Museum of Vietnamese History is among the top best places to discover art in this Asia country. Established on September 3, 1958, this was once the museum “Vien Vien Dong Bac Co”, École française d'Extrême-Orient. The building includes five different sections in French- style. Tourists can be surprised by the huge collections with more than 200,000 pieces detailing Vietnamese history. It contains works from Dong Son Culture, Hindu Statuaries, and many artifacts reflecting the French occupation.


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This museum with French architecture 

3. Vietnam Women Museum Women on Ly Thuong Kiet Street

  • Address: No.36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hang Bai, Hoan Kiem.

  • Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 08:00 am – 17:00 pm

  • Phone number: 024 3825 9936

  • Entrance fee ticket: 40.000vnd/ adult, 10.000 for children

This museum is very close to the Hanoi Opera House. It was built to pay tribute to the women of Vietnam throughout history. Vietnam Women Museum is run by the Women’s Union of Vietnam. There are many exhibitions about merchants, mothers, scholars, and entrepreneurs, too.
The exhibition mentions the role of women, in the family, in society, and even during the war. Many publications are translated into English and French to help foreign visitors better understand the content. Among the best museums in Hanoi, this place has a special meaning, which helps the women to know more about their role in the family and country.
>>>If you interested in 
Vietnam Women Museum, you can read more at: Discovery Vietnamese Womens Museum in Hanoi 2023

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The main gate of the museum

4. B52 Museum with many artifacts of the war in Vietnam

  • Address: 157 Doi Can Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi.

  • Opening hours: Every day from 08:00 – 11:00, 13:30 – 16:30 except on Monday and Friday.

  • Entrance fee: 30.000vnd/person

  • Phone number: 024 6273 0994

The B52 Victory Museum of Hanoi was established to pay tribute to the 1972 campaign 'Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu In The Air'. It was such an unforgettable time for many Vietnamese people living in the war when the Vietnamese Air Defense Force shot down 81 aircraft.
In the museum, many documents and artifacts can prove the glorious victory of the Vietnamese military. Visiting the B52 Victory Museum gives you a chance to know more about the history of the country. You can watch and take photos of many wreckages of the B-52 bomber, MIG 21, as well as SAM missile launchers.

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B52 Museum

5. Vietnam Military History Museum at 28A Dien Bien Phu

  • Address: 28A Dien Bien Phu Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

  • Open: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun (close Mon and Fri)

  • Morning from 8:00 am – 11:30 am

  • Afternoon 13:00 pm – 16:30 pm

  • Entrance fee: 40.000vnd/ person – free for children under 6 years old

One of the best museums in Hanoi for visitors to discover Vietnam history is the Vietnam Military History Museum. The place is located at Dien Bien Phu Street, near many famous destinations such as Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Vietnam Arts Museum, and so on.
There is military equipment and transportation from the Vietnam War inside the museum. You can also see many documents about the victories of Vietnam against the French and US. You can take photos with a tank, or some airplanes such as a Soviet MiG or the wreckage of a B52 Bomber. There is even a model of the Cu Chi Tunnels.


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Military museum Hanoi

6. Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism

  • Address: Co Dong, Ba Vi, Hanoi.

  • Open from Tuesday to Sunday including holidays. (Close on Monday)

  • 30,000 VND/ person for adults, 10,000 VND/ person for students

  • Free for children below 6 years old

Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism is open from Tuesday to Sunday, attracting many tourists to visit. Although it is about 40 km from the city center, it is worth the trip because you can learn more about Vietnamese culture during the tour.
The tourism village has diverse mountainous terrain, along with peaceful valleys and lakes. This is a great place for couples, groups, and families. Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism has a whole area of nearly 200 ha, including hamlet structures, villages, and folk architecture. During the tour, you can learn more about 54 Vietnamese ethnic communities.


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Vietnam National Village for Ethnic

7. Ho Chi Minh Museum at No.2 Hung Vuong Street

  • Address: No.2 Hung Vuong Street, Dien Ban, Ba Dinh.

  • Open: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun (close Mon and Fri)

  • Morning from 08:00 - 12:00, afternoon from 14:00 - 16:30

  • Ticket price: 40,000 VND / ticket

This is the resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the President of the Communist Party of Vietnam. The Mausoleum is located at Ba Dinh Square, where Ho Chi Minh Read the Declaration of Independence in 1945. Inside the museum, there are a lot of artifacts and documents about the life of this beloved president. We can know more about the patriotism of Uncle Ho, as well as his personality. The museum is open from 8 am to 11:30 am, except Friday.


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Ho Chi Minh museum

8. Hanoi museum - the most beautiful museum in Vietnam

  • Address: Pham Hung Street, Me Tri, Nam Tu Liem, Hanoi.

  • Open: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun (close Mon)

  • Morning from 08:00 - 12:00, afternoon from 14:00 - 16:30

  • Ticket price: 40,000 VND / ticket

Hanoi Museum is located in a large area of 54,000 m2, more than 30m high, being considered the most beautiful museum in Vietnam. Being built to commemorate 1000 Thang Long - Hanoi, this museum reflects the culture and life of people in Hanoi during periods. The building has an outstanding Asian style, with an inverted pyramid architecture. It consists of 4 floors with 2 basements, displaying different artifacts related to the development period of the capital.
Besides visiting historical artifacts, visitors can also see a model of Ba Vi National Park with a rich ecosystem of flora and fauna. In addition, tourists should visit the 3rd floor to discover a huge collection of artifacts from Vu Tan and Nguyen Dinh Su, including antique bronze drums, Dong Son bronzes, antique coins, etc.

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Hanoi museum

9. Hoa Lo Prison

  • Address: No 1 Hoa Lo street - Hanoi

  • Phone number: 024 3934 2253

  • Opening every day for visitors from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm every day,

  • Close from lunch, 11:30 until 13:30.

  • Price 30.000 VND 

Hoa Lo Prison or Hanoi Hilton hotel is a famous destination in Hanoi for visitors who wants to learn more about the history of Vietnam and the wars with French and American. It was built in 1896 and was the biggest and highest security prison in Indochina 
This place holds political prisoners and Vietnamese patriots, then after 1954, the place held American pilots who were still alive when they were arrested, the most famous one being a US Senator John McCain.

10. Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

  • Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
  • Open: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun (close Mon)
  • Time open: 8:30 am – 17:30 am
  • Entrance fee: 40.000vnd/ person – free for children under 6 years old

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is part of the Vietnam National Museum system, this was established in 1966, with the mission of being a place to research, collect, preserve and display documents, artifacts, and works. typical fine arts and introduce the quintessence of culture and art of Vietnam.
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is a building with French architecture located in the center of the Ba Dinh district. Therefore, this place not only attracts visitors by valuable artworks but also because of the architecture and landscape surrounding the building.

 Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Vietnam fine art museum 
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11. Vietnamese Air Force Museum, Hanoi

  • Address: 173C Truong Trinh Street, Hanoi.
  • Opening hours: Every day from 08:00 – 11:00, 13:30 – 16:30 except Friday.
  • Entrance fee: 30.000vnd/person

Air Defense Museum is one of Hanoi's museums, where it currently stores many valuable artifacts and documents proving the formation and development of the Air Force of Vietnam in two resistance wars with the French colonialists and the American army
The museum has internal and external display areas with different topics
It also displays many artifacts such as MiG 17, 19 and 21; transport helicopters, submarine-hunting helicopters; some attack aircraft obtained from the US

Vietnamese Air Force Museum

12. Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum

  • Address: 15km - road 6 – Yen Nghia – Ha Dong
  • Open: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, (close Sun)
  • Time open: 07:30 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Entrance fee: 20.000vnd/ person

This is a unique cultural work of the Truong Son Army, the only place in Vietnam that preserves a road with a separate museum: Truong Son Street - Ho Chi Minh trail. With more than 15,000 artifacts will help visitors understand the difficulties, hardships, and fierceness that it has gone through
This trail is a supply route for tons of loads, and weapons from the North of Vietnam to the occupied South and an important part help North and South of Vietnam reunification.

 Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum

Ho Chi Minh trail museum 

13. Hanoi Police Museum 

  • Address: 67 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi.
  • Opening hours: Every day from 09:00 – 17:00

The Hanoi Public Security Museum, in addition to storing valuable historical documents and artifacts, the Hanoi Police Museum is also a place to display and store evidence that the Capital Police forces seized during the arresting process. suppressing and dismantling criminal gangs. In addition, the exhibition space is very modern, sophisticated and attractive to viewers.
The space inside the modern design, is divided into rooms, each room is a theme corresponding to each historical period such as 1945-1954: 1954 -1975: 1975-1986: Hanoi police in the pre-renovation period/ 1986-2015: Hanoi police from renovation to present / President Ho Chi Minh with the Hanoi Police/ Outdoor memorial space

With this list, you can now know about the best museum in Hanoi to discover. Let’s book a tour and come to enjoy the capital with us!

Go Viet Trip hope this article will help you understand more about 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.

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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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