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DESTINATIONS Hanoi Saturday, 12 September 2015

National Museum of Vietnamese History in Hanoi

One more historic destination that visitors shouldn't miss when travelling in Hanoi.

The National Museum of Vietnamese History was established by merging Vietnam Museum of History and Vietnam Museum of Revolution, they are the museums directly under National Museum system.

National Museum of Vietnamese History
National Museum of Vietnamese History

National Museum of Vietnamese History is one of the museums that are early established basing on Louis Finot Museum (the one was built in 1926 by Ecole francaise d’Extreme – Orient school).

The museum’s construction is ex-Indochinese Commerce and Political Department built in 1917 by the French. It’s exhibition system was opened from 6-1-1959.

People visit the museum
People visit the museum

The ground floor displays Vietnam's ancient history, from the first Neolithic finds through to those of the 15th century. Some items date back as far as 10,000 BC and feature more than just the requisite pottery shards and axe heads. The jewellery, tools and household items archaeologists which paint a compelling picture of the people who inhabited the region long ago, and provide a sense of how they are tied to Vietnam's modern inhabitants. There's also an excellent selection of bronze drums dating back as far as 500 BC. Ancient military history is also touched on and special exhibitions are occasionally housed at the front; it's a pleasant change from the focus of recent struggles you'll find in many other museums in Hanoi.

The antiquities
The antiquities

The upstairs of the rotunda has a small though impressive collection of Champa pieces.

The Champa pieces
The Champa pieces

Other exhibits include bronze sculptures depicting countryside life scenes and printing blocks for Buddhist prayer books.

More details:
Add: no1 Trang Tien St, French Quarter, Hanoi
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00-16:30. Closed first Monday of the month.
Entrance fee: 10.000 - 20.000vnd/person
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