Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital, a city with thousand years of tradition, history and culture. During Hanoi Tours, in addition to the most important landmarks such as Hoan Kiem Lake, the Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum or Literature Temple, people can visit some interested museums in Hanoi to learn more about vietnamese historical, cultural as well as artistic values.
Travel Sense Asia Team will give you some information about the most interested museums in Hanoi in this post.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
The first name in the list of most interested museums in Hanoi is Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. It offers an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam through thousands artifacts and photos which show daily life or ritual practices such as funerals, weddings, and items of each ethnic group.
The most excited part of this museum is outdoor exhibition area. Here you can find several house models of ethnic groups in Central Highland Vietnam, such as Gia Rai’s grave house, Hmong roofed house, Ede house.
Ethnology Musem often organises special art performances such as water puppet shows, cultural activities, or folk festivals on weekends.
Address: Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8h30 – 17h30 from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)
Ho Chi Minh Museum
One of the most resourceful museums in Hanoi and undoubtedly in the country is Ho Chi Minh Museum. The Museum as its name will introduce to visitors every details about life of Ho Chi Minh – the leader of Vietnamese Revolutionary. It is located in the Ho Chi Minh complex and can be combined in your half-day trip to visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, One-pillar Pagoda and Ba Dinh square.
Address: 19 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi
Opening hours: 8:00-11:30; 14:00-16:30 from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)
Vietnam Military History Museum
If you want to know more about Vietnam in the two wars fighting against mighty invaders from France and the USA, let’s take a visit to Vietnam Military History Museum. Inside the museum, tourists can see thousands of exhibits, photographs, maps, scale models of the past Vietnam war. In outdoor display area there are several military-related artifacts to display. On the grounds of the museum you will find Hanoi Flag Tower, a famous photo spot and one of the most important symbols of Hanoi.
Address: No. 28A, Dien Bien Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8-11.30am & 1-4.30pm Tue-Thu, Sat & Sun (closed on Monday & Friday)
Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum
Fine Arts Museum is one of the most significant museums in Hanoi. It owns a unique collection of art treasures of Vietnamese people such as paintings, sculptures and the graphic arts. The Museum draws a large number of national and international visitors not only by quality of the collections, but also by the artistic architecture of the historic building.
Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 08:30 – 17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)
Vietnamese Women’s Museum
One of the most informative museums in Hanoi is Vietnamese Women’s Museum. It focuses on the roles of women in Vietnamese society and culture. There are many sections in the museum. A section is dedicated to females who have made significant impacts on Vietnamese society. The other shows the role of women in the family, reflects the circle of life identity as woman, wife and mother. A fashion section shows both traditions and innovation in a female dress in the country.
Address: 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 08:00-17:00, every day
Bat Trang Pottery Museum
Located quite far about 15km from the centre of the capital, in the Bat Trang ancient pottery village, one of the most famous handicraft village in Hanoi, Bat Trang Pottery Museum is also one of the most interested museums in Hanoi that you should visit. New open since June 2021 the museum is famous not only for its huge collections of artistic ceramic products but also for its unique structure as seven funnel-shaped buildings. When visiting Bat Trang Pottery Museum you can not only learn more about ceramic art but also go shopping for pottery products or try to make one by yourself.
Address: Village No.5, Bat Trang Commune, Gia Lam District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 08:00-17:00, every day