Vietnam Military History Museum Hanoi - formerly Military Museum

Vietnam Military History Museum, formerly known as the Military Museum, is one of the best museums in Hanoi you cannot miss if you want to understand more about the history of Vietnam. Especially about the resistance war against the French and US. This is the largest number of artifacts and attracts many visitors every day. The museum becomes a cultural and historical center through unique original artifacts, an attractive place for domestic and international visitors.


1. History

The museum first opened on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnam People Army on December 22th 1959.
This collected and displayed 150,000 historical, cultural, and military artifacts, reflecting the context of the resistance wars against invaders from the Hung Kings to Ho Chi Minh era.

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Tank displayed in the museum

2. Vietnam Military History Museum opening hour and entrance fee ticket

Address: 28A Dien Bien Phu, 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

3. What to see in Vietnam Military History Museum

The display system of the Vietnam Military History Museum includes indoor and outdoor display systems on an area of 3,200m² with 2,500 artifacts.

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Diagram of museum - photo internet

The museum content and covers six periods from Hung King until now, and the outdoor exhibition area was formed to complement the indoor display, giving a complete display system, creating a lively and attractive cultural space.
On the first floor of the museum, there are 3 rooms: The first room introduces the military from the Hung Kings period until Ngo Quyen defeated the Southern Han army on Bach Dang River in 938. The middle room has a statue of President Ho Chi Minh and images during the resistance war with French colonial (1858 - 1945)
The last room introduces the battles from the Ly dynasties (10th century) to the Nguyen dynasties (19th century). Many artifacts of historical value are displayed here, such as a bicycle in the Dien Bien Phu campaign 1954, MiG19 and MIG21 aircraft, and Sam 2 and Sam 3 missiles in the anti-war campaign…


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Our client takes a photo with MIC 21 aircraft with number 4324

Vietnam Military History Museum has welcomed more than 17 million visitors, of which about 50% are international delegations from 150 countries around the world. Ms. Nguyen Thi Lan Huong, Officer of the Gallery – Propaganda department, share with us: "There are many international delegations to visit the museum, but the most impressive thing for me is when the South African delegation visited the museum. When they were introduced to the Dien Bien Phu campaign, they said that South Africa was very impressed by this victory of Vietnam and that this victory helped the people of South Africa in particular and the people of Africa in general, stand up for their lives be independent."

Nowadays is one of the most famous museums in Hanoi with the most significant number of artifacts. This is a tourist attraction and place where useful extracurricular activities take place to help people better understand the history of the Vietnamese nation.

4. Vietnam military history museum Hanoi tours

Visitors can find a local travel agency to arrange the tour, that combines with other attractions in Hanoi such as Hoa Lo prison, B52 lake... The price for 1 day or half day is reasonable. 

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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.


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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