Vietnam National Museum of History Tours

Vietnam National Museum of History
Located in the Hoan Kiem district of Hanoi, the Vietnam National Museum of History forms part of the Vietnam National Museum. With an extensive collection of over 200,000 objects, including numerous precious artifacts and antiquities, it traces the history of Vietnam from prehistoric times to the present.
 
The Basics
The museum is housed in an architecturally impressive building built in 1925, which incorporates both Vietnamese and French design elements. Exhibits are organized in chronological order. Highlights include bronze pieces from the Dong Son period, Bat Trang pottery, Vietnamese imperial jewelry, and Hindu statues from the Khmer and Champa kingdoms. There’s also a delightful garden with steles and bonsai trees.
 
A number of sightseeing tours feature a stop at the Vietnam National Museum, along with other top attractions like Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex. Or experience Hanoi like a local on a motorbike tour.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The museum is a must-visit for those with an interest in Vietnamese history.
  • The admission also covers entry to the Vietnam Museum of the Revolution, across the street.
  • There’s an extra fee to take photos or videos inside the museum.
  • Guided tours are available in Vietnamese, English, and French.
  • Bags must be stored at the entrance; lockers are available.
 
How to Get There
The museum is located in the Hoan Kiem district of Hanoi, close to the Opera House. It can be reached by walking from the Old Quarter, or an easy taxi ride from elsewhere. It can also be reached by bus, including buses 2, 3, and 4.
 
When to Get There
The museum is open every day, except the first Monday of each month. There is a break for lunch, so plan your visit accordingly. Expect to spend 1-2 hours here. Allot more time if you plan to visit the Vietnam Museum of the Revolution as well.
 
History of the Building
The Vietnam National Museum of History was formerly home to the Louis Finot Museum of the École Française d'Extrême-Orient, built in 1929 and opened in 1932. The building was designed as a work of art and features Indochine architecture, a blend of French and Vietnamese styles. In 1958, the Vietnamese government took over the building and reopened it as the Vietnam National Museum of History.

Address: 1 Trang Tien St, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Private Hanoi City Half-Day Tour

Get a feel for Hanoi on a private sightseeing tour. Your own personal guide shares the city’s highlights and local culture, with your choice of itineraries that both include the Old Quarter. Choose a morning departure and see the Ho Chi Minh Complex, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Depart in the afternoon for the Museum of History, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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(Free) Full Day Hanoi City Local Tour Guide

- Discover the most famous places in Hanoi - Have a local partner who knows the city well and tells you many interesting stories- Customizable tour ( You can go any places in Hanoi in the list if request, if not, we will set the main itinerary) - No tip expected and no hidden charge during the tours--Azlocal NPO, a non-profit organization, is established to bring tourists and locals together. Therefore, tourists can truly explore our culture, custom, history and local people have the opportunity of reaching their full potential, practising their Engliush. We have got 99% 5 star-rated review on tripadvisor. • The price will be $1/pax as donation to run the organizationYou are responsibe for the expenses during the tour (both you and guides)The expenses will be max $9/guest + The Main ItineraryHanoi Old Quarter (Hoan Kiem Lake, Dong Xuan Market, Long Bien Bridge..)Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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(Free) Tour Guide to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison

+ Discover the most famous destination in Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex (Mausoleum, Museum, Stilt House, Palace) Temple of literature, Hoa Lo Prison and any destination in Hanoi if you require (in 4 hours)+ Persional Local Tour Guides+ No hidden charge during the toursAzlocal NPO a non-profit organization, is established to bring tourists and locals together. Therefore, Tourists can truly explore our culture, custom, history and local people have the opportunity of reaching their full potential, practising their Engliush. • The price will be $1/pax as donation to run the organization--You are responsibe for the expenses during the tour (both you and guides)The expenses will be max $10/guest
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Private Full-Day Guided Tour of Hanoi Including Lunch

Take in some of Hanoi’s top monuments and traditional Vietnamese culture during this 12-hour private sightseeing trip. Explore famous Hanoi attractions like Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Hoan Kiem Lake, and much more. You’ll also get to mingle with locals in the city’s Old Quarter and enjoy a traditional water puppet show performance. Lunch, admission fees and transport are all included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Hanoi Full-Day Sightseeing Private Tour

This full day of sightseeing hits many of Hanoi’s notable sights: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and Ngoc Son Temple at Hoan Kiem Lake. Visiting attractions by private vehicle takes the hassle out of navigation while a personal guide provides a more intimate experience for up to 15 travelers. Enjoy Vietnamese soup (pho) for lunch and a cyclo ride through the “36 Streets” of the Old Quarter.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Full-Day Hanoi City Tour

Discover the culture and history of Hanoi on a full day of sightseeing around the Vietnamese capital. This private tour is led by a personal guide who introduces you to local life, past and present. You’ll tour the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and Hoan Kiem Lake. Your itinerary includes lunch with the option to upgrade for private hotel transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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(Free) Hanoi Museum Tour Guide

- Truly experience the real Hanoi with locals- A local partner who really knows the city- Save time and money (Only pay for the transportation, tickets during the tour)- Customizable tour- No tip expedted and no hidden charge during the tours--Azlocal NPO a non-profit organization, is established to bring tourists and locals together. Therefore, Tourists can truly explore our culture, custom, history and local people have the opportunity of reaching their full potential, practising their Engliush. We have got 99% 5 star-rated review on tripadvisor, and all almost tours are private. • The price will be $1/pax as donation to run the organization• Besides, it is not allowed to have a 0$ tour---You are responsibe for the expenses during the tour (both you and guides)The expenses will be max $6/guest + Hoa Lo prison: ~ $1.20+ Vietnamese Women's Museum: ~ $1.20+ Vietnam National Museum of History: ~ $1,70+ Ho Chi Minh Museum: ~ $1,90
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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(Free) Hanoi French Quarter walking Tour guide

+ Discover the French Quarter+ Really understand the culture of Hanoi+ Meet locals and have fun+ Shopping!+ Save money (We will have you avoid the annoying scams for travelers)+ Save Time (We show you where to go)+ No tip expedted and no hidden charge during the tours, - if happy, you can buy the guide a drink or a small gift Azlocal NPO a non-profit organization, is established to bring tourists and locals together. Therefore, Tourists can truly explore our culture, custom, history and local people have the opportunity of reaching their full potential, practising their Engliush. We have got 99% 5 star-rated review on tripadvisor, and all almost tours are private. • The price will be $1/pax as donation to run the organization• Besides, it is not allowed to have a 0$ tour--You are responsibe for the expenses during the tour (both you and guides)(including all tickets foods, drinks, and transportation)The expenses will be max $10/guest
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