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Lao National History Museum

Rue Samsenthai, Vientiane, Laos, Vientiane, Laos
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If you like history, this is for you

Okay, don't expect it to be like The Louvre museum. The museum is small and quiet. Some people... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
New Zealand
Bit Run Down

Just visited today took about 45-60 mins to walk round. It's very interesting but very run down... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Terrible6%
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Okay, don't expect it to be like The Louvre museum. The museum is small and quiet. Some people might find it boring. But I think it's alright. It's not that great, but it's not disappointing either. There's so much you can learn here. If you...More

Thank LisztCesc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited today took about 45-60 mins to walk round. It's very interesting but very run down which is a shame. Please don't let the look of the outside put you off, it's only 10,000 each to get in plus 10,000 if you want to...More

Thank Poosan
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Lao National Museum deserves more respect. Currently, the building is in a horrible condition, just like a dilapidated house. The museum is located in a French colonial building but it is not well maintained at all. For a small fee of USD 1.20 (Kip...More

Thank Danny T
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Most of the museums around the world are boring. This is a good place to kill time if you have nothing to do and want to avoid the heat outside. Better to go with a guide for more knowledge and interesting information.

Thank Abel C
Reviewed 28 August 2017

It is a national museum and one of the worse maintenance quality of national museum. The collection actually is pretty interesting, from the pre historic era to independence era of Laos PDR. It's a sad to see this museum condition.

Thank harry_mdj
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. Although it is dated, it was kept immaculate. Friendly staff, very interesting and only £1 entry would recommend a visit.

Thank Amelia G
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The Laos National Museum is located directly in front of the Laos National Stadium. Since I wanted to get to explore Vientiane more, I decided to walk around the city with a map and sure enough, I stumbled upon this Building. From outside, if you...More

Thank eliedei
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

On the outside of the building, the museum looks run down and in need of maintenance, it's a small.museum but somehow we ended being there for almost 3 hours! It actually has a lot of Laos history and honestly, it's quite a small and charming...More

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 7 August 2017

If you have time to kill in Vientiane and staying around the centre of town, then this place would be good for you. The museum tries to cover a broad span of history from prehistoric times to end of Vietnam war. I was hoping to...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This museum could be really good. There are hundreds of artefacts, hundreds of photos, and so much information. But it's not really good. It's really rubbish. Very little context is given for any of the exhibits, so it's hard to grasp the significance of anything....More

Thank Peter A
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