Photo: One of Hanoi's newest museum's showcases the history of the capital's police.

Hanoi Police Museum

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While told from a clearly pro-government perspective, the Hanoi Police Museum showcases the interesting history of Hanoi's police force and offers some fascinating photographs and exhibits to explore.

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Set in a thoughtfully laid out and spacious single-storey building, the museum has exhibits labelled clearly in Vietnamese, French and English, and takes the visitor through the chronological history of the police force in the Vietnamese capital.

Displays are modern and well laid out. Photo taken in or around Hanoi Police Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam by Samantha Brown.

Displays are modern and well laid out. Photo: Samantha Brown

The force was founded in 1946 out of the Tonkin Security Police. While they were still the Tonkin Security Police, the officers "were engaged in the fight against the traitors and the collaborators of the French and the Japanese in order to protect the party and the revolutionary movements and participate in the insurrection of 1945." The initial exhibits of photos, documents and weapons take the visitor through the police efforts to expel the French and "kill the traitors", from 1946 ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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