Vietnam Military History Museum is one of the six national museums in Vietnam. If you are a museum enthusiast, the destination cannot be missed.
This is your chance to acquire knowledge about Vietnam wars and to know about courageous Vietnamese people.
Here you will be presented about all the hardship of Vietnamese people through the long history of devastating wars.
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Military planes used in the Vietnam war
28A Dien Bien Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi (about 15 minutes on foot from Hanoi Old Quarter)
Opening Hours: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: Morning: 08:00 – 11:30; Afternoon: 01:00 – 04:30
Language Availability: Notecards about each artifact is provided in Vietnamese, English, and French. Yet audio-visual displays are in Vietnamese only.
Historical Perspective: The First and Second Indochina Wars displayed in Vietnam Military History Museum are seen from the perspective of Vietnamese people.
Inside Hanoi Flag Tower near Vietnam Military History
Vietnam Military History Museum, established on 17/7/1956, is the first museum about the military. It has been a cultural institution and an important part of the Communist Party and People's Army of Vietnam with thousands of artifacts.
Implementing the decree of President Ho Chi Minh on "Cultural Heritage Preservation", Ministry of Defence already collected and preserved documents, images, and artifacts during the resistance war against French colonialists (1945 – 1954).
On the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Army of Vietnam, the museum was officially opened on December 21, 1959. Vietnam Military History Museum not only educates Vietnamese citizens about their own tradition but also helps foreigners gain insight into Vietnam and courageous Vietnamese people.
The museum has an indoor-outdoor display system with an area of up to 3,200 m2.
75mm Mountain Gun - an artillery weapon used in Dien Bien Phu Campaign (1954) is exhibited in Vietnam Military History Museum
The indoor display system of the Vietnam Military History Museum is divided into three 2-storey buildings.
Ho Chi Minh Trail
This legendary route supplied the southern battlefield with food, medical and military aid during the resistance war against America. Enemy bombs, automobile tires, intercom devices, and images illustrate the horror of the American war. The fighting life of Truong Son soldiers at the time is also demonstrated.
Pictures about Truong Son soldiers and tools they used during the war at Ho Chi Minh Trail
If interested in the American War, you had better find a local buddy to discuss the topic.
People's Armed Forces of Vietnam 1930 – 1944
The display system with thousands of artifacts in the Vietnam Military History Museum
The first documents of the Communist Party of Vietnam are preserved here:
The first victory of the Vietnam Liberation Army Propaganda is exhibited here as well.
People's Armed Forces of Vietnam during August Revolution 1945
This section mainly shows the resistance war against Japan, The Great Vietnamese Famine 1945 and Political to armed struggle.
Visitors are provided with information about the establishment of the Vietnam government, too. Also, images of Ba Dinh Square on Declaration of Independence Day on September 2, 1945, are shown.
People's Armed Forces of Vietnam 1955 – 1968
A bold introduction to the Third National Party Congress of Vietnam is given. Yet the highlight of this section is about South Vietnam after the Geneva Agreement.
It exhibits artifacts, images of prisons, torture tools of America and rudimentary weapons of Vietnamese people.
Information about The General Offensive and Uprising of Lunar New Year 1968 can also be found here.
People's Armed Forces of Vietnam 1969 - 1/1973
People's Armed Forces of Vietnam 1973 – 1975
The section shows American conspiracies after the Paris Agreement and how Vietnamese firmly held on to liberated zones.
Simultaneous uprisings resulting in the victory of Phuoc Long and the campaign to liberate Tay Nguyen, Hue - Da Nang and central coastal provinces are all displayed here.
The tank broke through Independence Palace on April 30, 1975
Outdoor display of Vietnam Military History Museum
The outdoor exhibition area involves war artifacts of great size. All are associated with the up and downs and victories of Vietnamese people in the two bloody resistance wars against French colonialists and American empire.
It is beyond doubt a unique experience to see all those cool artifacts in person!
The monument built from the wreckage of B-52 for Victory Dien Bien Phu in the air
Outdoor artifacts such as tanks and airplanes