Ho Chi Minh Museum - A Further Insight Into Vietnam Great Father's Life

Duc - October 25, 2018


Have you ever heard of Uncle Ho – the most beloved Vietnamese president of all time?

Or you know about him but there are a lot of mysterious things making you curious?

Ho Chi Minh museum - one of the places in Ho Chi Minh Complex - has all the answers of your curiousness. So what about visiting the museum and gaining knowledge of the greatest man in Vietnamese history.

Ho Chi Minh museum attracts a lot of visitors everyday

Ho Chi Minh museum attracts a lot of visitors everyday

Ho Chi Minh Museum Tourist information

Basic information

  • Location: No.19 Ngoc Ha street, Ba Dinh district.
  • Opening hours:
    • Every day except Monday and Friday afternoon
    • 8am – 12am / 2pm – 4.30 pm.
    • Monday and Friday: 8am – 12am.
  • Entrance fee: 40.000 VND (~ $1.9)
  • Contact: (024) 38463757

Ho Chi Minh Museum Local tips

  • Recommended time:
    • Visitors are highly advised to spend 1.5 – 2 hours here.
    • 2pm – 4 pm are the ideal time due to low number of visitors.
  • Dress code:
    • Museum is a quite formal place to Vietnamese. So you should wear formal clothes or at least long clothes such as: jeans, pants, T-shirts, shirts….
    • Shorts, Crop top,.. are strongly avoided.
  • Preparation:
    • If you come here by bus, ask the driver or assistant to remind you when arrive.
    • Food are not allowed here so you should bring a small water bottle only in case you get thirsty during the visit.
    • Do not make noise inside the museum. Nobody wants to be distracted while exploring history.
    • If possible, hire a tour guide or find a local who know the history well so that he/she can explain more details of artifacts to you.
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Transportation to Ho Chi Minh Museum

  • The distance from Hoan Kiem Lake to the museum is about 3 kilometers so it is easy to come here by various transportation. We highly recommend that you travel here by bus because of its convenience and low price.
  • However, there are some other choice such as taxi or motorbike. There are parking lots for visitors travelling here themselves with quite low parking price.
  • You can possibly walk to the museum but it takes up to 40 minutes so you should consider carefully.

Introduction of Ho Chi Minh Museum

History and architecture

  • Designed by a Russian architect, Ho Chi Minh museum was constructed on 31st August 1985.
  • With enthusiastic help from Russian, Ho Chi Minh museum was established on 19th May, 1990 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ho Chi Minh president.

Ho Chi Minh museum front view

Ho Chi Minh museum front view

  • The building is a square, beveled corners with the 20m height of three floors and the length of 70m.
  • Constructed in a white lotus symbol, the museum reminiscent of Sen Village, Ho Chi Minh’s homeland.

Divisions of Sections: There are 3 main parts displayed in Ho Chi Minh museum

Part 1: The story of personal and revolutionary life of Uncle Ho with Vietnamese. There are several smaller topics in this part:

  • The first one is about his childhood and adolescence.

Ho Chi Minh Museum - Sen Village

His house in Sen Village, his hometown is simulated

  • The second topic concerns the next ten years when Ho Chi Minh travelled around the world to find out a way to rescue the country from colonialism.
  • The next three topics covers 1920-1945 period and display how Ho Chi Minh had translated the influence of Marxism and Leninism ideal into founding Vietnamese Communist party and strived for national independence.

Ho Chi Minh Museum - Proclamation of Independence

Proclamation of Independence written by Ho Chi Minh president in 1945

  • From 1945 to 1969. Topic 6 and 7 show the time-frame portrayed of national hero was primarily discussed in his political life up until his pass away.

Part 2: Exhibitions of Vietnam, the war and how Vietnamese gained the victory under the direction of Ho Chi Minh President.

Ho Chi Minh Museum - Some artifacts of Ho Chi Minh president

Some artifacts of Ho Chi Minh president

Part 3: Presence of some world historic events, which had impact on the revolutionary life of Ho Chi Minh president as well as Vietnam revolution.

Ho Chi Minh Museum - Statue of “Ho Chi Minh with a foreign president’

Statue of “Ho Chi Minh with a foreign president’

Some information of museum’s display:

  • With more than 20.000 books written about Ho Chi Minh which have been modernized, the museum is a perfect place for anyone who are interested in Ho Chi Minh’s life and career.

Ho Chi Minh Museum - Desk

The desk which Ho Chi Minh used during Vietnam revolution.

  • Moreover, hundreds of artifacts, documents, pictures and videos can bring visitors into the past, to understand all the efforts of Ho Chi Minh leading a country to the freedom.
  • With the mixture of tradition and modern, personal life and revolutionary career, Ho Chi Minh museum are getting more and more attention of not only local but also foreign tourists.

C.4. Meaning to locals and tourists

  • The museum is an important building, a priceless property of Vietnamese as housing many artifacts of Ho Chi Minh.

Ho Chi Minh Museum - A group of students

A group of students are reading documents about Uncle Ho

  • In addition, it is a symbol of Vietnamese hundred year tradition of showing the respect to the greatest Vietnamese man of all times.

Ho Chi Minh Museum - A statue of Uncle Ho inside the museum

A statue of Uncle Ho inside the museum

  • To tourist, the museum help them get deeper understand and clear view of Ho Chi Minh’s life, especially during 2 wars,.. by many stories which are seldom published in book or on the internet oversea.

D. Related tour to Ho Chi Minh Museum

AZ Local Trip now are having some trips going around Hanoi named City tours that passes by Ho Chi Minh including the museum. These trips are provided a tour guide to explain the information of all the destination in the route.

Don't hesitate to book a tour with us. Our guide will go along with you to tell you about Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Museum.

Attraction nearby Ho Chi Minh Museum

Address: Hung Vuong street, Ba Dinh district.

Ho Chi Minh Museum - Ba Dinh Square

Ba Dinh Square – the whole view

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh place.

Address: No.2 Hung Vuong street.

Ho Chi Minh Museum - Ho Chi Minh mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh mausoleum – the front view

  • Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house: where Uncle Ho stayed from 1958 until when he passed away.

Address: No.19 Ngoc Ha street.

Ho Chi Minh Museum - A place attached with Ho Chi Minh’s life

A place attached with Ho Chi Minh’s life

Ho Chi Minh Museum - Hoa Lo prison by night

Hoa Lo prison by night

Address: No.1 Hoa Lo Street.