Ho Chi Minh MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
- Address: Chua Mot Cot, Doi Can, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Vietnam, Hanoi
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +84-438463757
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Family And Kids
Ho Chi Minh Museum - Review
The Ho Chi Minh Museum explains the life and times of Ho Cho Minh, perhaps the most celebrated human being in Vietnam. There are a number of interesting photos, manuscripts and translations of Ho’s writings that will educated the visitor about the Vietnam in Ho’s days. Check out the ‘8 Requirements of Society’ written by Ho that makes for an interesting read. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Hanoi itinerary 2 days.
Ho Chi Minh Museum Information
- This museum can be quite confusing for first time visitors, so it is best to hire a guide to show you around.
How To reach Ho Chi Minh Museum by Public Transport
- Nearest Bus Stop: 91-93 Le Hong Phong
Restaurants Near Ho Chi Minh Museum
- Nha Hang La Salsa
- Ashima 6
- Old Hanoi Restaurant
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95% of people who visit Hanoi include Ho Chi Minh Museum in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
82.24% of people start their Ho Chi Minh Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ho Chi Minh Museum
85.01% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ho Chi Minh Museum
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Ho Chi Minh Museum, Hanoi Reviews
This museum is a little out of the box but really interesting - it feels like a cross between a gallery and a cultural heritage site, as the retelling if ho chi minh’s life is done quite creatively, including some artwork and sculpture to bring the story to life. Unconventional but interesting! There is also a themed exhibition about war veterans on the 2nd floor which is a bit dry and text heavy, but if you can get through all the reading, it’s actually quite inspiring. The building itself is interesting and grandiose - my favourite was all the older people that gather and hang out together by the doors under the shade of the building - seems like a cool hangout spot for them, super cute!
The best part is the building itself. It's not so much a museum as a random collection of items and modern art meant to apparently describe what would be better done in an actual exhibit. The only bits in English are descriptions of party meetings which is rather dry. At just 40k entrance it's still not worth it
I believe that the high rating in Google was influenced mostly by locals. I thought I would learn something about Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam history. Apart from some illustrations from his hometown, there are only old letters (not translated) and some photos of uncle Ho. There's a nice design to the museum and AC, but if you want to learn more about Ho Chi Minh you better read Wikipedia instead.
Expect noisy school children in an environment where silence is expected. Note that if you are not familiar with recent Vietnamese history a lot will go over your head. And expect a certain amount of bias as with any historic narrative no matter where you are. You will need to do a fair bit of reading to get the most of it. English translations are presented.
I was very surprised but this was easily the least impressive attraction I saw in Hanoi. Lots of incredibly dry and serious exhibits showing handwritten letters sent decades ago, or photos of Ho Chi Minh shaking hands with dignitaries from some other country, and then upstairs there were a lot of conceptual art exhibits that seemed to have been abandoned completely - lights wouldn't turn on or signs would refer to things that weren't there, etc. A decent amount of it is multilingual - either French or English - but it barely matters as so little care has been taken. My advice is to visit the mausoleum, but avoid wasting your time here.