Vietnamese Revolution Museum

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What we say: 3 stars

Established in 1959, the more than 3,000 exhibits on display here trace the development of the Vietnamese revolution from its very early inception through to final victory.

The museum follows three main strands: the struggle for independence (1858-1945), the war of resistance (1945-1975) and Vietnam on the road to recovery (1975 to present).

While a bit tatty around the edges and uninspiring in layout, if you have any interest in this period of Vietnam’s history, it’s certainly worth a visit if you’re in the area. The rooms related to the war of resistance are primarily full of black and white photos and old documents, but the war of resistance section livens things up a bit; yes, there are guns and bombs and uniforms as you’d expect, but also a large iron vessel used to imprison revolutionary soldiers. We’d not seen one of those before.

The final section brings us up to date – well to 1999 to be precise – with exhibits showcasing Vietnam’s major industries and developments, such as rice production, construction and technology. It’s a bit dated but it’s a feel good way to end a visit.

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216 Tran Quang Khai St, French Quarter, Hanoi
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00-12:00, 13:00 -17:00
Last updated: 26th September, 2013

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