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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3756 2193
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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial Sciences. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation's different ethnic groups. The museum also serves to guide research, conservation, and technology that are specific to the work of an ethnographic museum.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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+84 4 3756 2193
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"tribal houses"
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"different cultures"
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"water puppet show"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is awesome!!! It's so informative and well done. I loved the outside area with all the different types of housing that were rebuilt authentically. It gave a much better impression of the life of the ethnic groups that only picture. The inside part...More

Thank LeeaaU
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to visit. You can spend hours wandering around.We went on a rainy day so it was very busy. A must see in Hanoi.

Thank Sandra M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to visit an ethnic minority area in Vietnam, but are unable to go, then this museum will interest you. The interior has lots of costumes and artefacts with good English explanations about minority lifestyles and cultures. The exterior has 8 houses of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent more than 1.5 hours in this museum, found that the indoor exhibits were informative and the outdoor structures were pretty interesting. Suitable for tourists of all ages.

Thank jongster21
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a private tour guide which i would recommend to fully appreciate the history and culture of the Vietnamese people. This should be on your places to visit

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

highly recommended for those who want to discover local ethics. I found alot of handmade stuffs. I love it.

Thank Thang D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

spent a few hours exploring this museum and it was very interesting and took in the puppet show which was great and not too long and the kids got a chance to try a water puppet - the restaurant was lovely aswell for a break...More

Thank Dave M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a delightful 3 and a half hours exploring this museum. Wonderful displays of each of the minority groups in Vietnam. Explanations in English and French, as well as Vietnamese. So informative, but in a colourful and interesting way. For instance,...More

Thank Jenny A
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The highlight is the outside area with replica houses from historical regions, really interesting. Not too large to bore small children and the museum displays are clear and easy for them to understand with English translation. Quiet at lunchtime as the guided tours and parties...More

Thank St_Edmundsbury_Gold
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found this very informative and enjoyable. It reflects a lot of the current day life we have recently seen in our visits all around Vietnam including some of the remotest areas. We spent 4 hours there including purchasing at the really good gift shops...More

Thank John S
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Irene O
17 February 2018|
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Response from Mikhail123 | Reviewed this property |
What on earth does this question have in connection with the ethnology museum ?
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MeganOnTheMap
30 May 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
如果你能能夠讀英文那就沒問題。但在這裏的說明也是很間單,如果你有導遊的話就比較長細。
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Jenni J
28 November 2016|
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Response from Kate A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, lt was not quite easy. I took a public bus no. 14 from hoan kiem to the museum just google map your location & destination and you can see the public bus number around the city in Hanoi only show them where you will drop... More
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