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Vietnam Military History Museum

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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This repository of Vietnam's military history includes rooms full of war propganda, photographs and documents from wars against China, France, and the United States. The grounds feature several captured aircraft as well as a central structure build...more
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28A Dien Bien Phu St., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 (0) 4823-4264
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Reviewed 2 days ago

i have always been fascinated with Military and war history, watching movies and playing games based war. It was an absolute treat for me to see all the military equipment and ammunition. Everyone might not enjoy it as much as i did. But its a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank pratikshahi
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I don't find war that intertaining, think it is sad. Costs 110.000 in all for 2 people with camera. It is quiet a big place, and guess you could spend a couple of hours there, 2 hours was enough for us. Non of the videos...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank karinap811
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in old Hanoi city area, it houses various military equipment. It also has planes, helicopter, ammunition seized from Americans during their long battle. It has an in-house theater showing small movie clip on early wars.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vasudev68
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really good visit, showcasing such of the military history of Vietnam, with many big planes and tanks to look at too. It was very sobering in places as it detailed the horrible acts of the americans, which really made you think. A...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 443beckc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst we aren’t military people, we visited the museum whilst in Hanoi and OMG, this place blew my mind. It has so many artefacts and the history displays are so informative. My 11 year old son learnt so much and so did I. If you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CarolynC465
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointed by this museum. The layout was so unclear we found ourselves skipping around chronologically quite a bit. I wanted to go to find out more about the first and second Indochina wars. To be honest, I learnt nothing (certainly nothing I didn't already...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank alexcP9318ZR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb collection of military artefacts greet you - People forget that the Vietnamese were involved in a series of wars of liberation from the French and later US intervention - this is all chronicles here in an excellent museum. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GWYN33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum is very much on the tourist trail both Vietnamese and International but having said that it never feels over whelming. The story told is unsurprisingly one of throwing off Colonial oppressors whether those are Thai from the 14th C, the French or later...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ESVincent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's worth a visit, collection of some heavy machines like war planes and tanks, plus various smaller items like weapons, clothes and loads of pictures. A little effort in translating more if what's there into English would be nice.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Granduelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit to walk around and view the Historical Military machines, good amount of literature in the museum

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jakob I
5 February 2019|
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Response from robert w | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anywhere to store anything at the Museum... at the Ho Chi Minh Memorial in Hanoi however there are excellent storage facilities (arrangements) and as you enter cameras and water bottles are taken from you then... More
Jakob I
5 February 2019|
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Response from J-Chizzle | Reviewed this property |
There are no lockers and no one really checks.
2 February 2018|
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Response from Camelgirl43 | Reviewed this property |
We did it on our own and we're pretty relaxed when we aren't with a tour group. (We were on a tour but stayed 4 extra days in Hanoi to do things on our own). 3 hours should be enough for all 3 things. I find when you are on... More