Quang Ninh Museum is housed in a striking modern building located along the coast of Halong Bay. Spread across three blocks, the structure includes the main museum, a library, and a convention center, all connected by an overhead bridge system. The ground floor is dedicated to the flora and fauna of the region, and the second floor focuses on the history of the province, with displays of US wartime military and some fascinating ancient artifacts dating back to 2000 BC. The third floor of the museum is predominantly about the coal industry in the province, covering its history with stories of the miners and displays of various artifacts.
To get a real insight into the history and culture of this region, join a full-day Halong City tour and visit all of the important landmarks, such as Hon Gai Church, Long Tien Pagoda, and Quang Ninh Museum. If you’re short on time, you can include a visit to the museum on a private half-day Halong City tour, where you can enjoy the stunning views over Halong Bay from Bai Tho Mountain — the highest point in the city.
Quang Ninh Museum is located along the shoreline of Halong City. It is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm, but is closed on Mondays and from 11:30am to 2pm daily.
Did You Know? The museum building was designed by Spanish architect, Salvador Perez Arroyo. It is made up of 14,000 square-meters of dark glass panels that act as a giant mirror reflecting back the natural beauty of Halong Bay.