The Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi's Ba Dinh Square is unique in a country with no shortage of museums. It brings together the incredible life of Ho Chi Minh, the big ideas and events of the 19th and 20th centuries, and unintentionally, the collapse of the Soviet Union. It's quirky and compelling and its curation is unlike anything else we've seen anywhere in Asia.
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Dedicated to the life of Ho Chi Minh, the 1990 museum is unique in Vietnam, with its heavy use of abstract displays and a narrative reach that includes Marx, Lenin, Picasso, modernism, the French Revolution, US capitalism and more - the major political, economic and cultural forces of the past two centuries.
Visitors are highly advised to spend 1.5 – 2 hours here.
14:00 – 16:00 are the ideal time due to the low number of visitors.
The museum is a quite formal place to Vietnamese. So you should wear formal clothes or at least long clothes such as jeans, pants, T-shirts, shirts….
Shorts, Crop top,.. are strongly avoided.
Ho Chi Minh Museum Entrance Fee (Ticket Price)
40.000 VND (~ 1.9 US$)/Adult
Discount 50% for student with ID card and chirldren under 14 years old
If you come here by bus, ask the driver or assistant to remind you when arrive.
Food is not allowed here so you should bring a small water bottle only in case you get thirsty during the visit.
Do not make noise inside the museum. Nobody wants to be distracted while exploring history.
If possible, hire a tour guide or find a local who knows the history well so that he/she can explain more details of artifacts to you.
Transportation to Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi
The distance from Hoan Kiem Lake to the museum is about 3 kilometers so it is easy to come here by various transportation. We highly recommend that you travel here by bus because of its convenience and low price.
However, there are some other choices such as taxi or motorbike. There are parking lots for visitors traveling here themselves with quite low parking price.
You can possibly walk to the museum but it takes up to 40 minutes so you should consider carefully.
Introduction of Ho Chi Minh Museum Hanoi
History and architecture
Designed by a Russian architect, Ho Chi Minh museum was constructed on 31st August 1985.
With enthusiastic help from Russian, Ho Chi Minh museum was established on 19th May 1990 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ho Chi Minh president.
The building is a square, beveled corners with the 20m height of three floors and the length of 70 meters.
Constructed in a white lotus symbol, the museum reminiscent of Sen Village, Ho Chi Minh’s homeland.
Divisions of Sections
There are 3 main parts displayed in Ho Chi Minh museum
Part 1: The story of personal and revolutionary life of Uncle Ho with Vietnamese. There are several smaller topics in this part:
The first one is about his childhood and adolescence.
His house in Sen Village, his hometown is simulated
The second topic concerns the next ten years when Ho Chi Minh traveled around the world to find out a way to rescue the country from colonialism.
The next three topics cover 1920-1945 period and display how Ho Chi Minh had translated the influence of Marxism and Leninism ideal into founding Vietnamese Communist party and strived for national independence.
From 1945 to 1969. Topic 6 and 7 show the time-frame portrayed of national hero was primarily discussed in his political life up until his pass away.
Part 2: Exhibitions of Vietnam, the war and how the Vietnamese gained the victory under the direction of Ho Chi Minh President.
Part 3: Presence of some world historical events, which had an impact on the revolutionary life of Ho Chi Minh president as well as the Vietnam revolution.
Some information on the museum’s display
With more than 20.000 books written about Ho Chi Minh which have been modernized, a museum is a perfect place for anyone who is interested in Ho Chi Minh’s life and career.
Moreover, hundreds of artifacts, documents, pictures, and videos can bring visitors into the past, to understand all the efforts of Ho Chi Minh leading a country to the freedom.
With the mixture of tradition and modern, personal life and revolutionary career, Ho Chi Minh museum is getting more and more attention of not only local but also foreign tourists.
The museum displays more than 2,000 documents, images and artifacts on Ho Chi Minh's life. From he born 1898 until he died 1969. Coming to Ho Chi Minh museum you will have chance to know more detail information about Ho Chi Minh life. The person who all Vietnamese people call him as Uncle and Father. It closely link to important historical events in Vietnam and the world since the late 19th century. In addition to the exhibition, the museum also has archives, libraries, halls for visitors to visit and study history.
Ho Chi Minh Museum was inaugurated on May 19, 1990 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Uncle Ho's birthday. The work was designed and built by the architect Garon Ixacovic with the help of the Soviet Union. The museum house represents a 20m high with lotus symbol. It's covered an area of 13,000m2, including more than 4,000m2 for display. In addition, the museum also has an exhibition space of 400m2, which hosts exhibitions and other cultural activities.
At the opening of the Museum 360m2, 9m high with standing bronze statue of President Ho. The statue is 3.5m high and weighs 3 tons. Uncle Ho statue in front of the banyan tree, the sun, the symbol of light and the longevity of the nation. It is now the place to hold an admission ceremony for the Party, the delegation, the team and other important ceremonies.
Entering the museum's space are two works of art. One is the tradition of struggling to build up and preserve the nation as represented by the iconic museum "wrapped in hundreds of eggs and golden dragons." And the other is Horses of Thanh Giong and Yellow Turtles offering the sword. They are the traditional symbols of struggle for national defense.
The museum exhibits documents, artifacts, images and artifacts with three main themes: the life and revolutionary cause of President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnamese people. his wish. In this picture is a combination of the image of the homeland, a simulation of the house of President Ho Chi Minh's family. Next to is A part of the Pac Bo simulation complex. Tan Trao, where President Ho Chi Minh founded the Viet Minh in May 1941. Specially decided to reorganize in August 1945.
For more than ten years, the Ho Chi Minh Museum has collected and received over 7,000 documents, artifacts, films, ... including many original artifacts associated with historical landmarks. life of Uncle Ho.
A speech by the Central Executive Committee of the Vietnam Workers' Party and the visiting bands of international friends came to the sorrow of President Ho Chi Minh's funeral.
The iconic column displays the process of fighting, winning independence and victory in the spring of 1975 with 15 lotus petals, each representing the cultural gifts of the world's friends.
The third content is the history of the world has a great impact on Vietnam from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including 8 thematic. In this photo is a collection of minutes of Unesco decided to recognize President Ho Chi Minh as the heroic liberation of Vietnam, the outstanding cultural celebrities of the world. Your Hanoi tour to this museum is a place to visit and learn about career and life of revolutionary activities through documents and exhibits about President Ho Chi Minh. The hero of Vietnam's national liberation and world cultural celebrity.