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Vietnam Military History Museum

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 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

Being American I expected it to be heavy on the Vietnam war but it was focused on the war for independence from the French. The Vietnamese people freed themselves from the French in 1954 and they had many exhibits with photos and memorabilia from that...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum has some interesting tanks, artillery pieces and aircraft, although some are not labelled very well. The indoor exhibits were only average. It would be helpful if a map was provided at entry, as the layout is a bit haphazard. Buses being allowed into...More

Thank Justin B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time wandering through this museum! It is huge so make sure to leave yourself a couple of hours to enjoy it! Lots of interesting information although like previous reviews have stayed maybe a bit bias. Still we enjoyed our time here and...More

Thank Kelsey A
Reviewed 4 days ago

A telling reminder of the awful war that raged and the cruelty of it.Well worth a visit as it gives a different perspective.

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a fascinating museum with plenty of info about the French invasion and, as you'd expect, the American body. It's nicely laid out and quite a large amount of information. The very best bit is there are scores of tanks, airplanes, bombs, helicopters etc you...More

Thank Hardy J
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm saying "It's ok" because it is a one sided exhibit. Propaganda adjectives describing photos of the VC soldiers as patriotic, while the Americans were tyrants, throwing VC off helicopters and shooting children in the field. The first floor was full of posters of how...More

Thank Badmedicine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For me this gave me a lot of information regarding Vietnam. I honestly didn’t realise Vietnam had been invaded so many times in there history. After visiting you can probably understand the Vietnamese people rebellious streak. I personally found it was a good couple of...More

Thank lewielufc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend going with a tour guide. Did you know that the Vietnamese invented the crossbow. Be open minded when visiting. Realize that there is two sides to a war.

Thank Florence S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found it interesting to see the weapons, planes etc on display but think that it is more for the benefit of a local Vietnamese audience. Nothing wrong with that of course but being a foreigner I would have liked to have seen more labelling...More

Thank gergmu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly sized museum with no particular clear-cut path to follow when seeing the exhibits. Terrible English translations. Place could use some serious updating and renovations. It’s a time-warp from 1975-76. It’s heavy on propaganda as well, so take it as you will. Just for being...More

Thank Traveler O
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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
10 June 2017|
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Response from AnuragNirmal | Reviewed this property |
open from 10 am to 6pm
25 September 2016|
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Response from jihyek120 | Reviewed this property |
I visited the museum in this month. its enterance fee was 40,000VND I'm not sure of the foreign currency rate. anyway it costed about 2USD I hope it will help you enjoy your trip to Hanoi
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