Photo: At the History Museum.

Museums and galleries in Hue

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While you could argue the tombs dotting the landscape around Hue are in their own way museums, Hue is no slouch when it comes to the more traditional variety of museum. Here are some of our favourite museums and galleries in Hue.

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Hue Royal Antiquities Museum If you have time to see just the one museum in Hue, this should be it. Established in 1923, the museum contains a stunning collection of items, lovingly presented within an equally lovely building. Presentations include traditional clothing, bronze wares, musical instruments and ceramics. The museum is right by the citadel. No photography is allowed within and you need to take your shoes off before entering. Allow an hour.

No photos allowed inside Hue Royal Antiquities Museum. Photo taken in or around Museums and galleries in Hue, Hue, Vietnam by Stuart McDonald.

No photos allowed inside Hue Royal Antiquities Museum. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Nearby is the History Museum, whose collection is nowhere near as impressive, but war junkies may find the outdoors display of war booty, including cannons and aircraft of some interest. If you are already in the area, swing by for a look, but don’t miss the Royal Antiquities Museum. Allow thirty minutes.

Ho Chi Minh Museum of Thua Thien Hue In Vietnam, it can seem like museums dedicated to the man himself are a bit dime a dozen, but Hue’s effort, the Ho Chi Minh Museum of Thua Thien Hue is a step above the crowd and is worth thirty minutes to an hour of your time.

Plenty to absorb at Ho Chi Minh Museum of Thua Thien Hue. Photo taken in or around Museums and galleries in Hue, Hue, Vietnam by Stuart McDonald.

Plenty to absorb at Ho Chi Minh Museum of Thua Thien Hue. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Within, a collection of over 1,000 photographs document the life of Ho Chi Minh. Much of it will be familiar to those who have visited other Ho Chi Minh museums, with blow by blow accounts of the wartime period. Some displays stand out–we especially liked the map detailing Ho Chi Minh’s travels—he hit 56 countries between 1911 and 1969.

The museum backs onto the Perfume River near La Residence. Allow thirty minutes to an hour depending on your level of interest in the man frequently referred to as the father of modern day Vietnam.

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