Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi - Travel guide

Vietnam National Museum of History is a good choice for visitors who want to understand more about the history of Vietnam. This magnificent place is an iconic storage of Vietnamese history for thousands of years, including remnants, ancient books, pictures, videos, etc., that can make tourists surprise all of a sudden once they step inside of this place.

Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi has been organized into two different areas, all of which are located in Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. Each of those facilities exhibits many eras and fields of Vietnamese history with a number of documents, remnants and other materials up to more than 20.000 objects in total. It is such an enormous collection that anyone who has a great love for history always dreams of.

Vietnam national museum of history in hanoi ticket price

One of the entrances that lead into Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi

Address 216 Tran Quang Khai – Hoan Kiem - Hanoi
The opening hours of the Vietnam National Museum of History
Open from Tuesday to Sunday (close on Monday)
Morning from 08:00 - 12:00
Aftenoon from 13:30 – 17:00
Vietnam National Museum of history in Hanoi ticket price
Adults: 40,000 VND/person
Children under 6 years old free of charge

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The National Museum of History was established in 1958
Before the 1960s, this museum was called the Louis Finot Museum, an institution established by the French in 1932 in order to study and do research about Oriental studies and other aspects of it. In 1958, this place had its name changed to the National Museum by the Vietnam Democratic Republic government.
From then, the National Museum only focused on researching and preserving remnants, documentaries, etc that related to historical studies.
Vietnam National Museum of History was a merger between Vietnam National Museum and Vietnam Revolutionary Institute Museum in 2011. This was also a great decision because for now, visitors can have the opportunity to watch and explore artifacts or remnants in a more efficient way than ever before.

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There are lots of interesting and fascinating things you can do and see in this spectacular “sanctuary of history” in Hanoi.
Visitors will have a chance to explore and learn about both the intensive and extensive history of Vietnam from 700 B.C. up till now with a variety of documentaries and remnants that can only make you become more and more curious after finishing inspecting one. The number of artifacts and documentaries in the Vietnam National Museum is around 20.000 objects thus, it will not be boring or undesirable to enjoy a trip to this museum anytime you feel comfortable. Ly, Tran, Ho, and Nguyen dynasties are all here to help you review or throwback to the old time of Vietnamese history.
This is the first museum in Vietnam to apply technology to display and educational activities. With 3D virtual interactive technology introduced on the National History Museum's website.

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There are many ways to get to the Vietnam National Museum of History.
If you are staying in Hanoi Old Quarter, you can walk and visit other places nearby such as the Hanoi Opera House, Hoan Kiem Lake. Tourists can travel by bus, taxi or some technology transportation services such as Grab, Be or Gojek. Besides, you can also rent a motorbike to reach there as fast as you want and be able to watch the streets of Hanoi. Located in Hoan Kiem district is a big advantage for tourists because this is a central area of Hanoi and there are many routes that can lead you to this museum.


  • If you want to have a tour guide, please contact the Department of Information in advance

  • Please do not eat, drink, smoke, make noise, or touch artifacts.

  • Do not bring weapons, explosives or toxic substances into the showroom.

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Author Hoan Nguyen

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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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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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