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Vietnam Military History Museum

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This repository of Vietnam's military history includes rooms full of war propganda, photographs and documents from wars against China, France, and the United States. The grounds feature several captured aircraft as well as a central structure build...more
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28A Dien Bien Phu St., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 (0) 4823-4264
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a visit to walk around and view the Historical Military machines, good amount of literature in the museum

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 720chrisj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The planes, tanks, helicopters and more were all in excellent condition and really impressive to look at. The narrative of the war history of vietnam was extremely one sided though. In both the French and American wars in Vietnam there was great victories and terrible...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paulyboi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vietnam is synonymous with the American war of aggression that last a considerable time. The museum doesn't glamourise events or attribute any blame. It just presents information, photographs and exhibits. Very interesting and sad in equal measure. Well worth a visit. Maximum 1-2 hours would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RicardoBowie
Reviewed 1 week ago

not a big museum. yet nicely kept war crafts, clean and well maintained. entry fee could have been a bit less comparing the prices in VN. liked it much to see the proud history of a nation who defeated the aggressors.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 435jalali
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum buildings were closed but we were able to walk around the outside for only 20 Dong each. Was a great couple of hours. The plane statue was quite moving. It was raining but plenty of shelter.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StuandSue23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You pay 40k/VND and you have 2-3 hours of walking around. Start from 1940 until the end of 1980s. 4 buildings with 2 floors with things, weapons and information. They also show you a movie for 20 minutes of the war that was quite interesting....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Selective publishing of facts and heavy use of adjectives give this museum a slightly one-sided feel. However, there is a great display of war remnants as well as an excellent reproduction of the battle of Dien Bien Phu.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sheffield_Boar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a real treat for all as all of us are deeply interested in military history. The main focus for us was the military history of the war against the French and the American war against the USA.The exhibits and photographs were first rate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An informative museum of artefacts, documents, weapons and photographs relating to the Vietnamese people's various struggles over the centuries. Unlike, say, the War Remnants Museum in Saigon, this museum is not graphically confronting and does not dwell on any one conflict. Unusually, one room is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jscpg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here and found it really informative.there is replica of the final battle with the French,told in various languages including English,and demonstrating how the Vietnamese won’t the battle for freedom,along with another section dedicated to the war against America and the south.well worth seeing.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jakob I
5 February 2019|
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Response from robert w | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anywhere to store anything at the Museum... at the Ho Chi Minh Memorial in Hanoi however there are excellent storage facilities (arrangements) and as you enter cameras and water bottles are taken from you then... More
Jakob I
5 February 2019|
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Response from Badmedicine | Reviewed this property |
I think it's a non issue. You can just walk around with your back pack...unless you're thinking of storing it cause it's heavy, then I didn't see a coat check type of a counter.
1 February 2018|
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Response from Camelgirl43 | Reviewed this property |
We did it on our own and we're pretty relaxed when we aren't with a tour group. (We were on a tour but stayed 4 extra days in Hanoi to do things on our own). 3 hours should be enough for all 3 things. I find when you are on... More