Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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This museum was opened in 1966. Though in need of updating, some interesting artifacts are on display in its three floors organized chronologically.
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  • D13O
    The Hague, The Netherlands248 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice art, confusing layout
    This museum definately has a lot of nice pieces from evey era from prehistoric to today. I found the lay-out to be a bit confusing, but I probably entered through a side entrance. The buddhist statues are very nice, although not that different from what you see in China or Japan. Some of the war era art really leaves a knot in the stomach but can be suprisingly cheerful as well. Lastly the modern Vietnamese artists are a bit of a mixed bag, which is good as it will have something for everyone. Not a definate must see, but a good couple of hours non the less.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia1,489 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful lacquer and silk paintings
    I like taking photos but the fee for this museum was 200,000 dong (which I was told at the entrance but could not find on the website or on the signs) so I decided against paying. I sort of regret it because there were some beautiful pieces here. I particularly liked the early buddha statues, the lacquer paintings and the silk paintings. It was a great visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Wikumj
    Bromley, United Kingdom393 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for art fans - truly world class fine art in particular the lacquer art!
    We were very surprised by how good this art gallery is - we weren't expecting too much but had run out of top sights in the city, and in fact this ended up being one of the best things we did in Hanoi. A must for any art fans, this building house some incredible collections of Vietnamese fine art, in particular two types of art technique that are unique to Vietnam - lacquer art and silk painting. We particularly enjoyed the former of these, the lacquer art, as there are a huge number of exquisite and intricate masterpieces. There is a video room on the second floor explaining the history of this art technique, essential to appreciate how difficult this technique is to master, which involves the creation and polishing of several layers over many months. The visit actually inspired us to seek out lacquer art to purchase for ourselves as a souvenir. There is also a very comfortable and upmarket cafe on the grounds which we enjoyed, and a small shop and area for temporary exhibits.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 December 2023
  • Shannon
    Suva, Fiji1,138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    Way much better than the Arts museum in Ho Chi Minh. Wider range of art works and better maintained building. Saw some of the best pieces of paintings I've ever seen here. Slight negative is that some rooms air-conditioning needs improving. In terms of crowds it's more empty compared to other museums so don't expect queues. Highly recommend
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 January 2024
  • Primrose
    New York City, New York11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Explore the inside and outside space of the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts
    The Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts currently holds more than 18,000 artifacts, of which 2,000 are on permanent display. This is a place to display many treasures of the cultural and artistic heritage of the Vietnamese ethnic community. This place stands out with its large art space, divided into distinct rooms and floors. Each room on each floor contains cultural relics from each specific period for visitors to easily observe and learn about. With each art painting, visitors have more opportunities to learn about diverse and unique cultural and artistic styles.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 2 July 2024
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Emilie G
Montrouge, France1,595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We enjoyed discovering the rich collections of the fine arts museum of Hanoi. There could have been more explanations but at least there were some and in English. We felt like the collections gave a good idea of fine arts in Vietnam across time. The entry ticket is cheap (40k vnd for an adult). Best to plan at least 2 hours. Quiet museum, with lockers.
Written 28 January 2020
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julia b
60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This museum holds many beautiful pieces of art. Large carvings of wood and stone, different statues, lovely murals with mother of pearl inlay and paintings depicting love, life and war. If you're an art lover you could easily spend several hours inside admiring the Greta works.
Written 5 February 2020
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TravelinGypsey
311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Solo
Perfect museum! Especially perfect on a hot day and if you want to do something relaxing, knowledgeable, fun and see some beautiful art. The first building has three floors available to view and the second building has four floors but there isn’t something on each floor. The basement area of the second building has pottery which is beautiful, then the top floor has authentic, tribal clothing and artifacts (it is a bit warmer in this building and on the top level but it’s worth seeing!) The first building is next to the ticket area (there is a gift shop inside) which is past the little coffee stand; this building has beautiful collections of paintings across different eras, oil paintings, statues and just amazing things. Spend time just relaxing and walking through- it’s a perfect activity and museum for anyone; solo, family or friends!

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Written 28 June 2020
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Una
Oslo, Norway52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The art collection is big and good. Half of the photos don't show what year the were painted in the description box, which is sad cause that's valuable information when understanding the art. Other than that, great variety.
Written 22 March 2020
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wanderwoman93
Oregon110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The collection here is amazing. There are temple sculptures, Buddhas, and religious iconography on the first floor. My favorites were the upper floors where there are amazing engraving and lacquer works and some really compelling portraits and depictions of war. My main complaint is that the info in the museum is pretty sparse and inconsistent. Even with the audio guide, there were some rooms that had a ton of descriptors and some that had none. It doesn't do the collection justice. But I'm so glad I stumbled across it and went in!
Written 12 July 2022
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia1,489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I like taking photos but the fee for this museum was 200,000 dong (which I was told at the entrance but could not find on the website or on the signs) so I decided against paying. I sort of regret it because there were some beautiful pieces here. I particularly liked the early buddha statues, the lacquer paintings and the silk paintings. It was a great visit.
Written 1 October 2023
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K Wang
Hong Kong, China240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
The artwork was absolutely beautiful! The silk paintings and lacquer paintings were my favorite. Many Vietnamese girls taking selfies in the museum which I find quite interesting. Maybe they are doing the right thing about broadcasting the beauty of these ancient pieces to the world via social media... The artworks are updated quite recently as there are some modern pieces inspired by COVID.
Written 3 May 2022
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Wikumj
Bromley, UK393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were very surprised by how good this art gallery is - we weren't expecting too much but had run out of top sights in the city, and in fact this ended up being one of the best things we did in Hanoi. A must for any art fans, this building house some incredible collections of Vietnamese fine art, in particular two types of art technique that are unique to Vietnam - lacquer art and silk painting. We particularly enjoyed the former of these, the lacquer art, as there are a huge number of exquisite and intricate masterpieces. There is a video room on the second floor explaining the history of this art technique, essential to appreciate how difficult this technique is to master, which involves the creation and polishing of several layers over many months. The visit actually inspired us to seek out lacquer art to purchase for ourselves as a souvenir. There is also a very comfortable and upmarket cafe on the grounds which we enjoyed, and a small shop and area for temporary exhibits.
Written 5 December 2023
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Shannon
Suva, Fiji1,138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Way much better than the Arts museum in Ho Chi Minh. Wider range of art works and better maintained building. Saw some of the best pieces of paintings I've ever seen here. Slight negative is that some rooms air-conditioning needs improving. In terms of crowds it's more empty compared to other museums so don't expect queues. Highly recommend
Written 26 January 2024
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kbp61
Tiverton, UK199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
A fabulous gallery of fine art.

The pieces are arranged chronologically and show the development of Vietnamese through the ages. The lacquer wood sculptures are especially lifelike and amusing. The post-war art veers a little too much towards blatant propaganda for my tastes but that is more than compensated by the contemporary pieces.

This is a must-see visit for anyone with an interest in art.
Written 31 January 2023
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