If you are in the Hanoi Old Quarter, it only takes about 10 minutes to get to the Vietnam Museum of Revolution by car.
However, if you prefer walking, it is not a problem at all. You can totally walk there in just about 20 minutes walking.
Guide map to the Vietnam Revolution Museum
Vietnam Museum of Revolution Hanoi Overview
- Tuesday – Sunday: 8 am – 11.45am; 1.30pm – 4.15pm
- The best time for visitors to come here is 9 am – 11 am or 2 pm – 4 pm due to the low number of guests visiting this museum.
- 40.000 VND (~$2)
- If you come here by bus, ask the driver or assistant to remind you when arrive.
- Food is 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 knows the history well so that he/she can explain more details of artifacts to you.
Ready to explore the Revolution Museum?
To most Vietnamese, the museum is quite a formal place so if you follow these tips, your trip will be more memorable. The history of Vietnam is mysterious but extremely famous with people all over the world. Vietnamese has always been proud of the resplendent history of their country. Vietnam Museum of Revolution ( Museum of The Vietnamese Revolution) will help tourists have a more clear view of Vietnamese history since the liberation claim from French occupation to the start of Communist Party and the establishment of Social Republic of Vietnam
Introduction to the Revolution Museum Hanoi
This museum will make tourists impressive with the unique French architecture, in addition, people will be amazed at a great number of exhibits here.
- Opened in 1959, where to house more than 40.000 exhibits in 29 rooms. Artifacts, documentaries and periodic exhibitions about Vietnamese’s struggle in modern history are what Vietnam Museum of Revolution Hanoi is displaying to visitors.
- Coming to the museum, tourists will have the chance to understand 3 main parts of Vietnamese history from 1858 to now after going through 29 rooms.
Pictures of Vietnam War Revolution in the museum
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History and architecture
- Constructed in 1917 by French, the museum was the head office of the Department of Indochinese Trade until 1954.
- From December 1954, the Government decided to establish the museum and started to collect artifacts.
- Vietnam Museum of Revolution Hanoi was officially established in 1959.
- Due to the design by French, the impressive architecture which can be found only in 20-century historic places in Hanoi attracts tourists right in the first look.
In the past, there was no separate dining room and Vietnamese people, especially the middle class always ate in the living room
Division of Sections
There are 29 rooms with the content of 3 main parts.
- Part 1: From room 1 – 9: The French colonialism (1858 – 1945) – the struggle of Vietnamese people for independence.
- Part 2: From room 10 – 24: The Vietnam War period (1945 – 1975) – the revolution against the invaders to protect the sovereignty of the country.
- Part 3: From room 25 – 27: The Post-war period (1975 – now) – Vietnam on its road toward a socialist democratic and fair society.
Moreover, with the respect to Ho Chi Minh President, rooms 28 and 29 are places to exhibit the gifts collection of people from all over the world dedicating “Uncle Ho” as well as the Vietnamese Communist Party.
- “The struggle of Vietnamese people for independence” part:
- Visitors can see original artifacts from the French colonial period which were used to repress Vietnamese such as the clock in cement factory or mobile guillotine…
Old Vietnamese household equipment
“The revolution against the invaders to protect the sovereignty of the country” part: 15 rooms of this section will help visitors have a more clear view of the Vietnam War through artifacts of both Vietnamese and American army.
- “Vietnam on its road toward a socialist democratic and fair society” part:
- Visitors will be able to see how Vietnam has changed since 1975.
2 last rooms show the love from Vietnamese as well as people of the world to Ho Chi Minh President and Vietnamese Communist Party also throughout various gifts.
After 2 hours of visiting here, there are some other destinations you can come to:
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- Hanoi Police Museum – Vietnamese People’s Public Security Force
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