The oldest of its sort in Vietnam, Vietnam History Museum was renovated from the French Ecole Française d’Extreme Orient.
Vietnam History Museum lies silently on the again of the famend Hanoi Opera House, at No.1 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Hoan Kiem District. This museum was inbuilt 1926 underneath the identify Louis Finot Museum by the Ecole Française d’Extreme-Orient and end in 1932. After being taken over by Vietnamese Government, the museum modified its official identify to Museum of Vietnam History and opened to the general public on 3 September 1958.
Though the museum is barely 2,000m2 in complete, it supplies a terrific overview of the historical past of Vietnam because of chronological sequence. The positioning has two flooring, amongst which Vietnam’s historical past is split into 10 totally different sections, from the prehistoric period to the day when President Ho Chi Minh learn out the Declaration of Independence giving beginning to Vietnam.
In right here preserving greater than 7,000 valuable objects, some aged thousand years previous which signify the cultural variety of the nation. Historic objects exhibited right here aren't solely Vietnamese origin but in addition consists different tradition like China, Japan, Thailand and particularly Champ with greater than 50 stone-engraved again to 7th-13th centuries.
Guests could must make full use of creativeness in addition to sensitivity to know artifacts and relics exhibited within the museum. That is good likelihood so that you can take a look at your skill to understand artwork as a result of the descriptions of the objects are fairly sparse that almost all of them are in Vietnamese and solely indentify what the article is somewhat than what's its which means.
How to get there
Vietnam History Museum opens from 8:00am – 16:30pm with a ticket value of VND 20,000 (US$ 1) and a bonus of VND 15,000 (US$ 0.75) if you wish to use digital camera contained in the museum. The museum is sort of straightforward to seek out as it's situated proper on the again of Hanoi Opera House, at No.1 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Hoan Kiem District.