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“Pretty interesting”

Museum of the Revolution
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Hanoi French Quarter Half-Day Walking Tour
Ranked #155 of 290 things to do in Hanoi
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

This place was definitely worth a visit but you absolutely must visit the rooms in the right order otherwise it will seem very confusing. I personally love the way that they keep referring to the US as puppets. Genius. Quite a shock to see the exhibit which is a guillotine that the French etc carted around to carry out trials and execute Vietnamese people. Worth a visit to learn about the history of Vietnam.

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

The museum contains a lot of artifacts, sorted by date, and that can be amusing to look at. However, knowledge of Vietnamese history seems to be assumed, so I got bored after 1½ hours.

Entrance fee was 20000₫ (half price for students).

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

There's not really a lot to say. Like citizen428 we ended up here instead of the history museum. There were vietnamese people sleeping on the rows of seats on the first floor, it stank of damp and there is little else to look at except poorly blown up photos.

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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Well, what can I say, geniuses that we are we ended up here instead of the National Museum of History we actually wanted to go to. In our defense, they are close to each other and it rained a lot...

Anyway, the exhibition has 2 main areas, one about the independence war against the French (upper floor), and one about the war against the United States (ground floor). While most exhibits have plaques in Vietnamese, French and English, some of the more interesting looking ones didn't, which was a bit disappointing. Also a lot of the ones on the upper floor are of the "Teapot used to make tea for comrade You Don't Know in 1856" and "Umbrella handle used by Comrade Somebody in 1848" variety and seem to have been thrown together without too much of a concept.

We found the part about the US war a bit more interesting and better presented, although the highlight was the temporary exhibition about Buddhist art, which I think was in fact organized by the museum we wanted to see in the first place...

Thank citizen428
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

This was one of the first things we did in Hanoi, and it was largely to avoid the insane rain that was falling. The Museum of the Revolution was not as informative for someone with little to no knowledge of the events. A lot of the artefacts were in French or Vietnamese and didn't have a descriptive little plaque or anything. It also is fairly hard to find, with no major signage indicating that this is where and what it is. The War Museum was much more interesting.

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