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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME) Tours

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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME)
Learn about Vietnam’s 54 different ethnic groups at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME), one of Hanoi’s most interesting museums. Featuring a range of exhibits, from replicas of homes and everyday objects to priceless antiques and multimedia displays, the museum offers valuable insight into the culture and heritage of the country’s many groups.
 
The Basics
The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a popular attraction, and many sightseeing tours include a stop here, along with other top attractions such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ngoc Son Temple, or Hoan Kiem Lake. Opt for a motorbike tour to experience Hanoi like a local, and consider add-ons like a water-puppet show or a food tour.
 
The museum features both indoor and outdoor exhibition areas. Find over 15,000 artifacts across two buildings, including clothing, jewelry, everyday objects, ceremonial objects, artwork, photographs, and audio and video recordings. Outdoors, there are life-size replicas of traditional homes, complete with authentic, indigenous foliage. A research center and library offer additional insights.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in Vietnamese culture.
  • A visit to the museum may be particularly helpful for those planning to travel to different regions of Vietnam, including the north, where the hill tribes live.
  • There is a separate fee to take photos.
  • Displays are labeled in Vietnamese, English, and French.
  • The interior portion of the museum is wheelchair-accessible.
 
How to Get There
The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is located in the Cau Giay district, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the center of Hanoi. It’s easiest to take a taxi there. Or take bus 14 from Dinh Tien Hoang Street, on the east side of Hoan Kiem Lake, and get off at the Nghia Tan stop.
 
When to Get There
The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is open daily, except Mondays and during the Tet holidays (Vietnamese New Year), which follow the lunar calendar. Expect to spend at least an hour or two here.
 
Outdoor House Replicas
The outdoor exhibition area features 10 full-size replicas of traditional homes, including a Tay stilt house, a Yao house half on stilts, a Ba Na communal house, an Ede long house, and a traditional Viet house. Some model houses are displayed indoors for those who cannot access the outdoor areas.
Address: Nguyen van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Admission: Varies
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Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Tickets

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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

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Private Full-Day Hanoi City Tour

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Hanoi Must-See City Full Day: Museum of Ethnology & Lunch

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Private Hanoi Full-Day City Tour with Cyclo Ride

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Hanoi Full-Day City Tour Including Cyclo Ride and Water Puppet Show

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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour: Full Day Hanoi City Tour Including Local Lunch

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Join this private tour with your friends or family members to explore Hanoi city. In this tour you will get chance to visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Van Mieu Temple, Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake Museum of Ethnology. A good overview of Hanoi.
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Hanoi City Tour Including Cyclo Ride

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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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