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Address: Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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+84 4 3756 2193
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08:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial...

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial Sciences. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation's different ethnic groups. The museum also serves to guide research, conservation, and technology that are specific to the work of an ethnographic museum.

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Interesting and calm place

I've been here twice and enjoyed it both times. There are two museum buildings but I think the highlight is to walk around and see different houses and other examples of the... read more

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I've been here twice and enjoyed it both times. There are two museum buildings but I think the highlight is to walk around and see different houses and other examples of the Vietnamese way of life in the past . It seems so peaceful once you are in there as well. there's also a reasonable café and a couple of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm calling it "current-day" because, unlike most museums that feature the artefacts of long-ago cultures, this one demonstrates the cultures of the various tribes that currently dwell in the regions of Vietnam. You'll learn about their housing, clothing, ceremonies, handicrafts, and way-of-life. It is perhaps the most strikingly real museums we've ever seen. To top it off, you mustn't miss... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here as part of an organised city tour. Well worth the visit, great exhibits inside which give you an overview of all the different ethnic groups in Vietnam with exhibits of their clothing, tools, housing etc. Everything was well signed so you knew what you were looking at. The highlight were the outside exhibits, were they have built around... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Ethnology museum was the first place we visited upon our arrival to Vietnam and it was a good place to start. It provides a good understanding of the Vietnamese culture

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't forget to checkout the outdoor area too! There were different traditional houses and wooden statutes of the Vietnamese ethnic groups. Be careful though, we were 'welcomed' by a rat inside one of the houses!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bit out of the way from most of the main sights. Maybe it's best to come here in the same trip if are already headed to the Lotte Tower and mall, several (big, suburban sized) blocks away. Interior exhibits are OK. The Vietnam exhibit and the SE Asia exhibits are in different buildings. Beside the building of the SE... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw different types of houses of Vietnamese tribes. The area was well preserved and guides were present to explain about the history and background.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This has information and exhibits about different Vietnamese groups and nice displays about their textiles, basket weaving, woodworking, etc. They also have a fun outdoor area with full size houses made by different groups. If you like folk art museums, or are into ethnology, you'll dig this museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was very interesting to learn about the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam, their customs and artifacts. The exhibition was nicely put together. There is an outdoor area that shows the different buildings and tribal houses. Informative.

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This is a very shoddy museum with huge empty spaces and only a handful of items worth seeing.Nothing is well labelled and the descriptions are limited to one word only-eg knife,basket,costume,hat etc. This is really not worth the admission charge and all a bit sad really.

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