27 Museums in Vietnam that you should visit - With photos & details

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27 Museums to explore in Vietnam

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B52 Victory Museum157 Đội Cấn, Ngọc Hồ, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam

The museum displays the history of the Vietnamese revolution, the First Indochina War, the Vietnam War, Operations Rolling Thunder, Linebacker and Linebacker II, and the air defense of Hanoi. The outdoor displays include the wreckage of a B-52D or G Stratofortress.

Cần Thơ Museum1 Đại lộ Hoà Bình, Tân An, Ninh Kiều, Cần Thơ, Vietnam

Can Tho Museum is a museum in Cần Thơ, Vietnam. Situated on the corner of Hoa Binh and Tran Quoc Toan streets it was established in 1976 and has more than 5000 objects and historical relics. The museum acknowledges earlier settlement by the Khmer people as well as the contributions of the Chinese Ming refugees and later arrivals. The museum displays the Delta's watercraft by models and watercraft depictions.

Cu Chi TunnelsTL15, Phú Hiệp, Củ Chi, Hồ Chí Minh 733814, Vietnam

An immense network of connecting tunnels that are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of Vietnam. The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong's base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968.

Đà Nẵng Museum of Cham SculptureSố 02 Đ. 2 Tháng 9, Bình Hiên, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam

A museum that focuses on the modern sculptures made by Vietnamese artists. There is a vast collection of sandstone sculptures that has a huge similarity with those we normally see in Angkor Wat, some temples in Bali, and other parts of Indonesia. It is one of the key attraction of this province.

Hanoi MuseumPhạm Hùng, Mễ Trì, Nam Từ Liêm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

The museum displays artifacts from Hanoi's 1000-year history and the history, culture, heritage, and architecture of Vietnam. It showcases over 50,000 artifacts in a total area of nearly 54,000 square meters.

Hiền Lương BridgeCầu Hiền Lương, Gio Linh, Quảng Trị, Vietnam

Hiền Lương Bridge also known as the Peace Bridge is a bridge over Bến Hải River Quảng Trị Province, Việt Nam. Today it is maintained as a major national monument for the reunification of Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam War, and there's also a museum preserving the war remnants.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum65 Lý Tự Trọng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

A former European style palace converted into a museum. Hosts numerous local artefacts, as well as holds collections that detail the geography as well as the commercial significance of Hoch Chi Minh city. There is an underground bunker and tunnel that the visitors could also explore.

Hồ Chí Minh City Museum of Fine Arts97A Phó Đức Chính, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

One of the largest fine arts centers of Vietnam. The museum focuses on collecting, keeping, preserving and displaying fine artworks typical of Vietnamese people, especially Ho Chi Minh City and the South. It comprises three floors of exhibition space.

Ho Chi Minh MausoleumHùng Vương, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Resting place of Vietnamese Revolutionary leader & President Ho Chi Minh.

Ho Chi Minh Museum19 Ngọc Hà, Đội Cấn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 10000, Vietnam

Dedicated to the late Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam's revolutionary struggle against foreign powers. The museum documents Ho Chi Minh's life, with 8 chronological exhibitions.

Hoa Lo Prison Relic1 Hoả Lò, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Hỏa Lò Prison was a prison used by the French colonists in French Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. The prison was demolished during the 1990s, although the gatehouse remains as a museum.

Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities03 Lê Trực, Phú Hậu, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

The Huế Museum of Royal Fine Arts is a museum dedicated to Vietnam's imperial past and arts of that era.

Independence Palace135 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam

Also known as Reunification Palace, it was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, when a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through its gates.

Lam Dong Museum4 Hùng Vương, Phường 10, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

Lamdong museum displays the historical objects, especially the cultural & traditional objects of Lamdong province. The museum has 9 halls displaying various subjects: The stages of history, the archaeological objects, the models of shelters, the tools for hunting, the traditional handicraft villages, traditional costumes, traditional festival and the objects of the two resistance wars.

Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine41 Hoàng Dư Khương, Phường 12, Quận 10, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Six floors with 18 exhibition rooms showcasing traditional Vietnamese medicine.

National Historical Museum216 Đường Trần Quang Khải, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 110000, Vietnam

The museum highlights Vietnam's prehistory (about 300,000–400,000 years ago) up to the August 1945 Revolution. It has over 200,000 exhibits displayed, arranged in five major sections. The museum building was an archaeological research institution of the French School of the Far East under French colonial rule of 1910.

Quang Trung MuseumTT. Phú Phong, Tây Sơn District, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam

This is a  museum dedicated to the National hero Quang Trung. This is a historic landmark attracting both Vietnamese and foreign researchers and tourists which was inaugurated in 1978. t is one of the largest museums dedicated to famous Vietnamese personalities. It is also one of the busiest attracting researchers and tourists.

South-Vietnamese Women Museum202 Võ Thị Sáu, Phường 7, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

A museum showcasing the female heroes of the fight for Vietnamese freedom. A part of it also exhibits clothing, pictures & artifacts.

Temple Of Literature58 Quốc Tử Giám, Văn Miếu, Đống Đa, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

Temple dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. Built in 1070, it hosts the Imperial Academy, Vietnam's first national university. The temple is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese đồng banknote.

Thăng Long Imperial Citadel19C Hoàng Diệu, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

A complex of historic imperial buildings located in the centre of Hanoi. The royal enclosure was first built during the Lý dynasty (1010) and expanded by the Trần, Lê and finally the Nguyễn dynasty. It remained the seat of the Vietnamese court until 1810, when the Nguyễn dynasty chose to move the capital to Huế.