Museum of People’s Public Security - Vietnamese People's Public Security Force

Duc - October 26, 2018

Hanoi Police Museum or Museum of People’s Public Security provides the information about the heroic tradition of our nation’s public security officers through different development phases of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Numerous exhibits and photos provide interesting glimpses into little aspects of the Indochina wars and foreign intelligence operations in Vietnam during the 1980s.

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The facade of the museum

A. Tourist information

A.1. Basic Information

  • Map:

  • Location: No.1 Tran Dinh Trong street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m from Tuesday to Saturday every week
  • Price tickets/Entrance fees: Free
  • Contact: 0692342098
  • Fax: 0692342347
  • Email: baotangcongannhandan.bca@gmail.com
  • Website: www.baotangcand.vn - www.baotangcand.com - www.baotangcand.com.vn

A.2. Local tips:

Recommended time: Special exhibitions are often held in January, February, August and September, when some of the most special historical events took place.

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“The Epic Song in Spring 1968” (26/01 - 31/02/2018)Museum of People's Public Security

“Artifacts of People’s Public Security - The milestones of time” (31/08 -10/09/2017)Museum of People's Public Security

“Transnational cooperation between Cambodia - Laos - Vietnam” (31/08 - 10/09/2017)

  • Dresscode: casual, formal dress is highly recommended
  • 30 minutes is enough for you to explore all the sections

A.3. How to get there

  • From Hang Khay street - Ba Trieu - Tran Hung Dao - Tran Binh Trong:

14 mins walking (1,2 km)

9 mins driving

No need to take a bus

A.4. Parking: in the parking lot of the museum

B. Introduction of Museum of Hanoi Police Museum

Ever since its establishment in 1945, the Public Security force has made many contributions to the national liberation.

In order to recognize the great merits of generations of police officers and soldiers, the Ministry of Home Affairs (now Ministry of Public Security) directed a collection of artifacts, intelligence, espionage and other security matters before the inauguration of Museum of People’s Public Security in 2000.

B.1. Structure

Museum of People’s Public Security is composed of 4 floors, each with different thematic displays:

B.1.1. 1st floor: Centre Hall

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A statue of Uncle Ho stands at the center of the hall

B.1.2. 2rd floor: The establishment of Vietnam’s Public Security force/ Defending the government against France (1945-1954)

Under the control of Communist Party, it managed to safeguard the fledgling democracy from external threats. The force also contributed to the success of Dien Bien Phu battle in 1954.

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Flag of Honor

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Different kinds of Badges

B.1.3. 3rd floor: Public Security force in constructing socialism in the North and liberating the South

Section 1: Public Security force during the course of constructing socialism in the North

When the US sent out increasing number of military assistance to northern Vietnam, Public Security officers had 2 main functions:

  • Ensuring the safety of people
  • Repairing damages

Section 2: Southern Vietnam during the American - Vietnam war

Before the national reunification in 1975, the security force retreated into secrecy and accomplished tasks despite the network of American espionage.

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Some collectibles of espionages in Vietnam

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(1) Police Military Committee of Hong Quang area equipped the Public security comrades on the duty of registration and management of number of inhabitants, 1955

(2) Police Military Committee of Hanoi area equipped the Public security comrades on the duty of registration and management of number of inhabitants, 1955

B.1.4. 4th floor:

Section 1: People’s Public Security in constructing and defending the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (1975 - 1986)

After the Liberation Day, Public Security officers prevented, investigated and defeated potential actions against enemies of the Vietnamese nation and that can endanger national security.

The accomplishments of Public Security force laid the foundation of the Renovation.

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The museum receives attention from foreign visitorsMuseum of People's Public Security

A display of Vietnamese officers storing documentsMuseum of People's Public Security

A dislay of Public Security officers arresting a criminalMuseum of People's Public Security

Batons and electric sticks used by Security Forces in periods after 1975

Section 2: People’s Public Security in the Renovation, cooperation and development of the nation (1986 - now)

There are over 300 artifacts in this period on display, reflecting the remarkable achievements of Public Security force in numerous fields

Furthermore, "The whole population protects the Fatherland's security" movement played a significant role in preventing, investigating and solving functional and corruption-related criminal activities in keeping with the laws of the Socialist Republic.

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Uniformed Vietnamese police officers

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Special clothes

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An armband, a whistle, a flash light, a baton and a warning stick - common equipments of a policeMuseum of People's Public Security

A bike - a common means of transport at that timeMuseum of People's Public Security

Statues once belonged to French officers

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Miniature boat donated to brigadier Do Van Hung - Deputy General Director of Police in 1998

Section 3: Uncle Ho and People’s Public Security

President Ho Chi Minh's teachings to build and strengthen the Party are recounted in documents

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Nearly 100 images and memorabilia reflecting the priority that Uncle Ho gave to Public Security officers are now on display

Section 4: International Relations

The gallery displays more than 70 artifacts marking the milestones in the multilateral military cooperation of Vietnam’s Public Security.

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Educating succeeding generations of Public Security officersMuseum of People's Public Security

A group of primary students are learning about international cooperation on protection of national security and social order and safetyMuseum of People's Public Security

Taking a group photo at the end of the lesson

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