Top 5 attractions for museum lovers in Hanoi

 Hanoi considered as city of museums with more than 150 exhibitions. It is regrettable if you don’t visit and admire stunning museums in Hanoi. Here is some suggestion for your trip in Hanoi:

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Ethnology Vietnamese Museum

Address: Nguyen Van Huyen Road, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Constructed in 1989, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology included two parts: an indoor and an outdoor exhibition with different types of houses in all parts of Vietnam. It is valuable center not just for exhibition but also for preservation of cultural heritages of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. Coming here you can learn about these ethnic groups, their cultural diversity and the uniqueness of each group and region, as well as traditional values throughout the Vietnamese country

 Opening Hours: 8:30 –17:3, all week except Mondays

 Entrance fee: VND 30,000/pax

Hanoi Prison

Hoa Lo Prison


Address: Hoả Lò, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Việt Nam

Hanoi prison- fiery furnace was built by the French in 1896 for political prisoners when Vietnam was still part of French Indochina

The prison is constructed by stone walls, steels and reinforced by barbed-wire system of high voltage lines running. Each prison area are separated by iron doors so that the prisoners could hardly escape

Opening Hours: 8:00 – 16:30, all week

Entrance fee: VND 20,000/pax

Army Museum

Army Museum

Adress: 28A Điện Biên Phủ, Điện Biên, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Việt Nam

Army Museum is one of seven national museums in Vietnam including indoors and outdoors sections with display of military-related artifacts as military maps, captured military arsenal, bicycles carrying heavy weapons, photograph of captured American pilot, photograph of battles and Ho Chi Minh.

Opening Hours:  8:00 – 11:30/13:00-16:30 all week

Entrance fee: VND 20,000/pax

Women’s Museum

Women's museum

Address: 36 Lý Thường Kiệt, Hang Bai ward, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Việt Nam

Opening Hours: 8:00 –16:00, all week except Monday

Founded by the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in 1987 the Museum is considered a center for cultural exchange with women from other nations with the goal of fostering ‘equality, development and peace” with amazing collection of propaganda posters costumes, tribal basket ware and fabric motifs from Vietnam’s ethnic minority group

Entrance fee: VND 20,000/pax

 National Museum of Vietnamese History

Vietnamese history Museum


Address: 1 Phạm Ngũ Lão, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Việt Nam

It built between 1925 and 1932 and considered successful blend of French colonial and traditional Vietnamese architecture with highlights of bronzes (Dong Son culture), Hindu statuary (the Khmer and Champa kingdoms), and beautiful jewelry (Imperial Vietnam)

Opening time: 8h00 - 12h00 and 13h30 - 17h/ all week except Monday

Entrance fee: VND 40.000/pax

For more information and assistance, you can read in Vietnam travel guide and  visa on arrival Vietnam guide or contact us via email to get visa support.

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