Vietnam National Museum of History

Recently updated on August 21st, 2022 at 09:21 pm

The Vietnam National Museum of History was established under Decision No. 1674/QĐ-TTG dated 26 September 2011 by the Prime Minister on the basis of the amalgamation of the National Museum of Vietnamese History and the National Museum of the Vietnamese Revolution.

The Museum is located in the heart of Hanoi close to many sacred relics such as Turtle Tower – Hoàn Kiếm Lake; Thê Húc BridgeNgọc Sơn Temple – Bút Tháp Tower.

The Vietnam National Museum of History is a place to preserve, display, and introduce Vietnamese history from prehistoric to the present through a system of extremely rich and valuable documents and artifacts, including many National Treasures.

The collections of Champa Art on display in Vietnam National Museum of History

The collections of Champa Art are on display in the museum Photo: Đài Trang.

The architecture of the museum is a harmonious combination of oriental architectural style with the beauty of western architecture.

With its effort and position, the Vietnam National Museum of History has become one of the museums that attract the attention of a large number of domestic and foreign visitors.

This museum preserves, displays, and introduces Vietnamese history through the periods, from prehistoric times to the present, in the most comprehensive, plentiful, continuous, and comprehensive manner.

National History hosted hundreds of thousands of visitors at the museum. Visiting the Vietnam National Museum of History is an opportunity for visitors to learn about the history, culture, and process of formation and development of the nation of Vietnam.

The Vietnam National Museum of History currently preserves about 200,000 artifacts and documents of Vietnamese cultural history, divided into the following stages:

  • From the prehistoric period to 1945, there were nearly 110,000 documents, artifacts and relics, antiques, and 11 national treasures; many of which are the most valuable and rare collections of museums of the same type in the country and in the region.
  • In the period of Vietnamese history from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present, there are more than 80,000 valuable documents and artifacts on the history of the Vietnamese Revolution, the Communist Party of Vietnam, President Ho Chi Minh, and his comrades. Leaders of the Communist Party of Vietnam over time.