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Address: Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number:
+84 4 3756 2193
08:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial...

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.

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A Nice Self Guided Tour

This museum is wonderful! There is an inside exhibit featuring historical village scenes and outdoors many thatched roof homes indicative to the different geographical areas of... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2016
Dana Point, Ca.
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Dana Point, Ca.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This museum is wonderful! There is an inside exhibit featuring historical village scenes and outdoors many thatched roof homes indicative to the different geographical areas of North and South Vietnam. I enjoyed the open air rooms depicting life as it was generations ago and how the people made the best of their natural resources. There is also a room dedicated... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is an interesting museum but the outdoor displays of housing styles throughout Vietnam were of most interest to us. Uni students at various displays can explain exhibits. Most have some English but not all. Inside exhibition was a bit underlit and sometimes difficult to view and read about.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Extremely interesting and well exhibited museum on the various groups that populate Vietnam and their history

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We spent about 2.5 hours at this museum and had a great time. We learned a lot about the various ethnic groups in Vietnam, some of which we'll be meeting later in our trip. The traditional clothing on display was among my favorites. We were starting to get a bit of museum fatigue, so we just did a walk through... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Excellent presentation of the various tribes, their ethnic origin, traditions, culture and dress. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Hanoi. There was a nice restaurant attached run by a local chef's college.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

Visit here at relativity low cost to get a good understanding of Vietnam history. We did know of the 54 different cultures making up the nation of Vietnam, visit and learn in a very hands on way.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

The museum is located on Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District. Take the #14 minibus that runs from Dinh Tien Hoang Street, north of Hoan Kiem lake, to the Nghia Tan stop which is a few blocks from the Museum. Open Tue-Sun, 08:30am-5:30pm. Fees: entry VnD 40,000, guide VnD 100,000, camera VnD 50,000. Time required 1hour.

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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

A very informative and well-organized museum. The indoor area displays ethnic people's costumes, information about living style, culture,.. But the outdoor was really amazing with replicas of houses in the mountainous areas, some traditional games if you go at weekends,.. Allow yourself around2-3 hour visit to enjoy fully this wonderful museum!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

You have to be a bit of an egghead to go to an ethnology museum. Having said that, this one is not bad and very informative about the country's many ethnic groups.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Such a great place to visit to learn not only about Vietnamese ethnology but also many other countries in Asia. Definitely check out the building next to the main building for more interesting artefacts.

Thank AmyFromMelbourne

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