Museum of Vietnamese History in Ho Chi Minh City

Museum of Vietnamese History is located on Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, right in the heart of District 1. The museum is home to thousands of ancient artifacts which are deeply meaningful about history. This is one of the places containing Asia’s most precious heritage. This is a place to visit not to be missed when traveling to Ho Chi Minh City.

General information

Opening hours: 8:00 – 17:00

Address: 2, Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC


Entrance fee: 30,000 VND.


Ho Chi Minh Museum of Vietnamese History in Ho Chi Minh City is the first museum in Cochinchina. It was founded on August 23, 1979. At that time it was named Blanchard de la Brosse, the name of a fellow Governor of Cochinchina. It was designed by French architect Delaval. For many years, the Vietnamese history museum has been constantly expanded, adjusted and developed art. Later, in 1970, architect Nguyen Ba Lang, a Vietnamese, designed a U-shaped row of houses behind.


Museum of Vietnamese History has a Chinese architectural appearance. The roof corners are decorated with dragon and phoenix shapes. In the middle of the building, there is an octagonal space. The back of the museum has the shape of the letter U. The gallery faces a lake, so it is very bright and cool.

Displayed Artifacts

To date, the number of preserved objects has reached 37,000. Valuable treasures can be mentioned as the Le Dynasty Stamp, found in Quang Nam in 1471, the pearl of the “Emperor Ton Than Chi Bao” in ivory of the Nguyen Dynasty, a mummy still quite raw integrity having more than a hundred years ago, etc. Besides the antiquities, the museum also houses more than 25,000 valuable books and documents on domestic and foreign culture and ethnicity. All are valuable in scientific research.

The museum not only expresses the historical process of the Vietnamese nation but also presents the cultural characteristics of other neighboring countries. With a modern display system and rich artifacts, the museum offers visitors interesting, useful and important knowledge.

Service at the museum

In the area of the Museum of Vietnamese History, there are catering and rest services. There is also a souvenir shop selling books and souvenirs for visitors to buy as gifts.

With a large number of rare items, the museum attracts many visitors throughout the year. This is a sightseeing spot not to be missed when traveling to Ho Chi Minh City.

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