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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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...more
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Nguyen Van Huyen Street | Cau Giay, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 4 3756 2193
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my favorite place in Hanoi to see. So many ethnic groups and replicas of the homes they lived in. Worth seeing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 68kathleenp
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an amazing museum. It explains the multiple ethnic groups that make up the cultures in Vietnam and the artefacts are wonderful and it was really good to see school groups attending to understand about the ethnicity of this beautiful country.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chezmelbourne
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Informative and very interesting, highly recommended if you want to know about Vietnam's ethnic. It is amazing to see different culture

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LucianaKidd
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots to see in the museum, but not a huge amount of interactive displays that help keep younger kids engaged. The housing outside are great and it also has an outdoor Water Puppet show (extra charge) that looked great. We had already been to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank coolnamesaretaken
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great museum to visit. Lots of interesting things to see about the people of Vietnam. We spent a couple of hours here. The replica houses outside were great to look around. I think there is a small entrance fee but when we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CarSteHolden
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here on our first morning in Hanoi & guide brought us as soon as it opened which was a good idea, as it soon go it very busy with hundreds of school kids! Informative displays on the culture of the many ethnic groups in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sally123B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had lunch in the restaurant before the muesum which was excellent. I was put off slightly by the title of the museum, but it was a fascinating insight into the diversity of the people of Vietnam and their heritage. Worth a visit (and a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheAFCWombles
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The point that stuck me is the diversity of the people who made Vietnam. The external gardens with houses recreated are the highlight, but there is also a paid (extra) water puppet theater. Well worth 2 hours, or more while in Hanoi. We had a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MootHouse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum provides interesting insight into the variety of peoples in Vietnam. Outside, the full size replicas of traditional houses allows visitors to compare the features common to several different ethnic groups. Inside, exhibits include artifacts such as agricultural tools, weaving looms, musical instruments, clothing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Moto2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibitions are well laid out and well presented. The outdoor area is particularly interesting as you can enter the different types of traditional houses found throughout Vietnam. Well worth some time.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Hi, lt was not quite easy. I took a public bus no. 14 from hoan kiem to the museum just google map your location & destination and you can see the public bus number around the city in Hanoi only show them where you will drop... More
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