Vietnam Military History Museum

Vietnam Military History Museum

Vietnam Military History Museum
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8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:00 PM - 4:30 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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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 from the wreckage of French and American planes. Visitors may climb the flag tower, with great views from the top.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand809 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    another museum
    Think I had enough of museums when we arrived here. I wanted to see the flag tower but husband and sons wanted to check out the museum too. A few things labelled strange or incorrectly and not as well laid out as the one in Saigon, but the boys enjoyed it. There is quite a few rooms to see and we found clean bathrooms which was a bonus. Large coffee shop outside and a park opposite with a lot of young ones riding, skateboards and having fun.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 1 May 2023
  • Gary M
    6 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit underwhelming. Could be so much better.
    Like so many, I felt the museum to was a bit underwhelming and poorly laid out. It is 3 stars at the very best. I didn't mind the propaganda as it made it slightly more interesting. It felt like a missed opportunity with mainly artefacts labelled and surrounded by pictures. This could be far more interesting with video footage and audio tours. Talks by veterens would be amazing. That said, to see one of the American helicopters on display was worth the entrance money alone.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 May 2023
  • TanjungBaraDiver
    Hanoi, Vietnam1,817 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating look into Vietnamese history
    This is a very interesting tour of Vietnamese history. As a foreigner it's always fascinating to hear the "other" side of events that were big in your life. It's quite extensive but doesn't take too long to get around. A guide may be useful. Most displays have English (or close enough) descriptions of the items. There's some amazing original military planes and armored vehicle used in the "American" war and since then as well. Take your time and wander around. Be warned it's summer and very, very hot. You'll need to take a few breaks in the air conditioned halls. Take the time to read the signs. It's very informative.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2023
  • D13O
    The Hague, The Netherlands237 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good overview of the military prowess of Vietnam
    Too be honest, it was a bit boring after also visiting the national museum and Hoa Lo Prison. A lot of images get recycled. However it does show that it is not a good idea to invade Vietnam in winter or any other season for that matter. Lots of exhibits and military material either home or Russian made and captured US material. Good place to spend an hour or 2.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia871 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A history of resistance
    This was the first war museum we visited in Vietnam though not the last. It is an extensive museum that ended up taking the whole morning to complete. In the outside sections there are many examples of planes, tanks, rockets and artillery with clear signage. There are also interesting sculptures with some made out of the wreckage of bombers. This is also a simple way of visiting the Hanoi Flag Tower which gives you views over Hanoi and the museum from its first two levels. In the multiple buildings there are exhibits about the wars with China from 214 BC to 1789 and then the resistance against the French from 1858 to 1954 and the Americans 1954-1975. We saw again information on the 1972 bombing of Hanoi (there was also a temporary exhibition in Hoa Lo Prison). We sat through some tactical reconstructions of battles with AV presentations that lit up with lights showing offensive and defensive actions though the dialogue was only in Vietnamese. However, many of the signs include English explanations. On a practical note, some of these rooms are air conditioned and some use fans which were a relief in the September weather. This museum encapsulates the Vietnamese history of resistance to invasions and gives details of how they did it and the weapons and methods they used.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • kchJJ
    10 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Okay-ish Museum
    A moderately engaging museum experience, showcasing an extensive collection of loot and weaponry captured throughout the centuries. Currently they seem to be in the process of moving the outdoor exhibition pieces to a new location, so a few of them were missing. History buffs might get a kick out of it, but for the average tourist it’s probably an okay-ish experience. Also you get access to the flag tower, which is a plus
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 November 2023
  • Shannon
    Suva, Fiji1,048 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Content
    Way much better than the War Remnants museum in Ho Chi Minh. The museum is quite big so in terms of proper coverage expect to take more than an hour, maybe two. There's so much information and the building is well maintained, some of the toilets on the other hand are like construction potty, this needs improving. Highly recommend and remember they close for lunch from 11am to 1pm.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 January 2024
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good but HCMC War Remnants museum is better
    This was a very similar museum to HCMC War Remnants museum we've visited two weeks earlier in Saigon. This one looks more like a showcase of ceased weaponry, so I preferred the HCMC one. Anyway, I suggest visiting and it's in the center of Hanoi in vicinity of the Flag tower.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 February 2024
  • David S
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    All the planes and outside stuff moved away.
    Most of the outside exhibits have been moved to another location. So not such a good visit now. This was a must visit museum before, but the interesting exhibits have now been moved some distance away. I suspect they may be repairing them as they must be deteriorating outside in the elements. Plenty of other military museums around Vietnam.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 February 2024
  • Jim B
    United Kingdom33 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went for the Monument and the aircraft exhibits, only got the Monument (but it was worth it)
    This is an iconic monument in Hanoi made up of parts of US aircraft downed over Hanoi during the war against the Americans and along side is the flag tower which is also situated in the grounds. However, the aircraft exhibits which formed part of the museum are no longer there and have been removed.😢 There are some display rooms and items recounting the French occupation and the war against America which is very interesting and well documented. Cost of entry is 30K (Dong) pp. I have given it 3 out of 10 as I really wanted to see, not just the monument, but also the aircraft as I am a bit of an avgeek so feel a bit shortchanged that they were no longer on display. Glad I went though!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2024
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Thomas
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Really disappointed, the pictures on trip advisor still display tanks and the planes, only after arriving discovered they had been all moved
Written 8 April 2024
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Jim B
United Kingdom33 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is an iconic monument in Hanoi made up of parts of US aircraft downed over Hanoi during the war against the Americans and along side is the flag tower which is also situated in the grounds. However, the aircraft exhibits which formed part of the museum are no longer there and have been removed.😢 There are some display rooms and items recounting the French occupation and the war against America which is very interesting and well documented. Cost of entry is 30K (Dong) pp. I have given it 3 out of 10 as I really wanted to see, not just the monument, but also the aircraft as I am a bit of an avgeek so feel a bit shortchanged that they were no longer on display. Glad I went though!
Written 3 April 2024
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bellemonde
Vienna, Austria213 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
tiny amount of content for a national military history museum, atrociously little useful content and numerous historical inaccuracies such as geographic conflicts and even artefact descriptions. Minimal mention of the role of the Soviets, Vietnam War (aka American War), Cambodian–Vietnamese War, and the relation with the Chinese etc.

Even at 30k VND ticket it is not worth the time, effort and money.
Written 23 March 2024
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pfd104
Fonthill, Canada87 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Unfortunately the static display of vehicles has been removed, the displays inside the buildings consist mainly of photos on the wall, that if you’ve been to any similar museum in Vietnam, you’ll had already seen.

Not really worth a visit in my opinion but having said that it’s only $2 - $3 to enter.
Written 17 March 2024
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phil
United Kingdom5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Only went to see the impressive looking display of aircraft and vehicles outside as per all the pictures - only the scrap plane statue remains 😢 - rest of museum is a bit dull
Written 13 March 2024
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Adam
14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Great place of information more related to the North.
All the aircraft and vehicles are gone, unsure where or the future plan, no staff could tell me.

Still worth a visit
Written 12 March 2024
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Jac
Melbourne, Australia103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Very cheap entry fee. Plenty of exhibits. Found it very informative. Takes approximately 90 minutes. Within walking distance to historic quarter and other tourist attractions.
Written 3 March 2024
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David S
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Most of the outside exhibits have been moved to another location. So not such a good visit now. This was a must visit museum before, but the interesting exhibits have now been moved some distance away. I suspect they may be repairing them as they must be deteriorating outside in the elements. Plenty of other military museums around Vietnam.
Written 19 February 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This was a very similar museum to HCMC War Remnants museum we've visited two weeks earlier in Saigon. This one looks more like a showcase of ceased weaponry, so I preferred the HCMC one.
Anyway, I suggest visiting and it's in the center of Hanoi in vicinity of the Flag tower.
Written 10 February 2024
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Nico
Wil, Switzerland4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The exhibition was a bit “out of shape” also were some objects moved to an other exhibition. Definitely a big highlight is the crashed aircraft.
Written 27 January 2024
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