Hanoi Museum Tour

Hanoi Museum Tour

If you are a history and culture buff, why don’t you book a Hanoi Museum Tour and explore our historical values in your first day in Hanoi? With this museum tour, you will surely discover not only Vietnamese history but also our daily life and cultural values through items displayed in these museums.

  • Save money and time since it’s free
  • Insight into the Vietnamese history at History Museum, Hoa Lo Prison Museum 
  • Deeper understand about Vietnamese culture and society at Vietnam Women's Museum, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and Vietnam Ethnology Museum
  • Trustful and friendly local tour guides who really understand Hanoi
Package Options

Adult(s) (20-40 (100.00% - $0))

Child (7-14 (3,000.00 % - $0.00))

Infant (1-5 (3,500.00 % - $0.00))


Your Itinerary
  • Introduction

  • Start Pick-up

    Our tour guide’ll pick you up at your hotel or the meeting point according to the pick-up time arranged. We’ll then begin our Hanoi Museum Tour for full day.

  • Vietnam National Museum of History

    Built between 1925 and 1932, Vietnam National Museum of History was formerly home to the École Française d’Extrême-Orient. This architecturally impressive museum has a blend of Chinese and French design elements.

    In here preserving more than 7,000 precious objects, some aged thousand years old which represent the cultural diversity of the country. Exhibit highlights include bronzes from the Dong Son culture (3rd century BC to 3rd century AD), Hindu statuary from the Khmer and Champa kingdoms, jewellery from imperial Vietnam, and displays relating to the French occupation and the Communist Party.

    Besides Vietnamese origin objects, it consists objects from other culture like China, Japan, Thailand. Here, you’ll gain better understanding of Vietnamese history from the earliest time until recently.

  • Vietnam Women’s Museum

    We’ll then move to the next destination which is Vietnam Women’s Museum.

    This excellent modern museum showcases Vietnamese women’s significant contributions to the nation’s development, culture and society. The Museum is also a center for cultural exchange with women from other nations with the goal of fostering ‘equality, development and peace’.

    There’re up to 25,000 objects displayed in the museum which were divided into three thematic displays: Women in Family, Women in History and Women’s Fashion.

    The Museum’s collection features historical and contemporary objects which illustrate and reflect the lives and roles of Vietnamese women in society. It also gives insight into Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, addressed through the lens of women’s issues.

  • Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

    After visiting the excellent Vietnam Women’s Museum, we’ll then head to the next one which is Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. This is a national museum established by the Vietnamese government to preserve and present the country’s artistic treasures.

    The museum building itself is an artistic work of architecture. It is a combination of old French style architecture with traditional architectural elements of Vietnamese communal houses.

    The museum displays not only paintings, sculptures, ceramics and lacquers created by modern Post-war artists but many of its contents date back as far as pre-historic and feudalism time including different forms of religious sculptures, folk paintings and ceramics.

    After that, we’ll have lunch at a local restaurant with the traditional cuisine of Vietnam.

  • Vietnam Museum Of Ethnology

    We’ll off to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology after lunch.

    Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is where you can learn about the diversity of Vietnamese culture with 54 ethnic minorities.

    The museum consists of documents, antiques and photos of culture and rite of several ethnic communities from the North to the South of Vietnam.

    It is also well-known for its outdoor exhibition area, at which you could see real house or tombs of some minor groups in Vietnam.

  • Hoa Lo Prison

    Our last destination of Hanoi Museum Tour is Hoa Lo Prison Museum.

    This thought-provoking site is all that remains of the former Hoa Lo Prison, ironically nicknamed the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ by US prisoners Vietnam War. This was once known as “Hell on earth” during the Vietnam War.

    Most exhibits in the museum relate to the prison’s use up to the mid-1950s, focusing on the Vietnamese struggle for independence from France. The most outstanding relic here is the French guillotine which was used to behead Vietnamese revolutionaries. There are also displays focusing on the American pilots who were incarcerated at Hoa Lo during the Vietnam War.

    Then, we’ll take you back to your hotel and we finish our tour here.


What to Expect


  • Tour guide (available with English speaking local guide)


  • Transfer fees (Private car is recomended)

  • Entrance fees (if any)

  • Personal expenses (foods, drinks, tips)

  • Tips or gratuities for tour guides


  • Student guide requires no charges! Guests should be nice to cover all fees for guide!
  • For transportation, private car is recommended. We offer 2 options for you:

Option 1: 4 seater- Private Car ( 55 USD)

Option 2: 7 Seater-Private Car( 65 USD)




Most recent 2 Reviews

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  • J
    5.0 - Excellent

    Written on Oct 02, 2018

    Friendly and relaxing city tour I arrived in Hanoi and was completely overwhelmed by the busy streets and noise, grateful that I had just 24 hours to endure before escaping to the peace of Sapa for some hiking. Someone recommended a free tour so I thought "why not". I booked it quite late in the day but was immediately met with a positive response...a guide would meet me at my hotel at 8:30 the very next morning...just 13 hours later. The actual tour was great; we visited several key tourist spots and my guide was able to provide additional information along the way. In fact, it was more of a stroll around town with a knowledgable friend, which is exactly what I needed. My guide was extremely friendly and went above and beyond, even helping me to find a supermarket and cash exchange place when my card was not working. Would definitely recommend this tour. It is a different service to a normal tour, more personal. You come away feeling a real connection to the city and the people.

  • P
    4.0 - Good

    Written on Nov 09, 2018

    So good to get in contact Dhuong und Anh waren super freundlich, locker, liebenswürdig. Es ist halt etwas Anderes, wenn man mit Einheimischen unterwegs ist, die sich auskennen. Wir waren z.b. in einem Egg Café, in das wir sonst nie gekommen wären. Wir haben den Literatur Tempel und die Altstadt besucht.

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