Ho Chi Minh City is not only the most modern and developing city in Vietnam but also a destination attracting tourists in the local and the world. Besides famous locations such as Independence Palace, Dragon House Wharf, Saigon Notre-Dam Basilica, Ben Thanh Market, Chinese Town, Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Ho Chi Minh City brings to other interesting experiences when you visit museums here.
1. Museum of Vietnamese History
Museum of Vietnamese History was established on January 1st1929 with the name Blanchard de la Brosse Museum. There are 37,000 valued objects at present. The function of the museum is to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the country with the activities like study, collection, examination and restoration.
Opening hours: 8:00 – 17:00
Address: 2, Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Entrance fee: 30,000 VND.
2. Ho Chi Minh City Museum
With the area of 1,700 m², Ho Chi Minh City Museum is a large building displaying ancient objects, historical exhibits, cultural exhibits of the city as well as Vietnam. The museum has 10 room and each room displays different things. Coming to the museum, you get to contemplate the original structure of the building and take wonderful photos.
Opening hours: 7:30 – 17:00
Address: 65 Ly Tu Trong Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Entrance fee: 30,000 VND
3. War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum displays lots of documents, objects as well as true and lively pictures about the war period in Vietnam. The objects and pictures are saved in the museum mainly from French domination period to the united country day. Lots of young friends and foreigners have come here to Know clearly Vietnamese history.
Opening hours: 7:30 – 18:00
Address: 28 Vo Van Tan Street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Entrance fee: 40,000 VND
4. Ho Chi Minh Museum – Ho Chi Minh City Branch
Ho Chi Minh Museum – Ho Chi Minh City Branch belongs the Ho Chi Minh Museum all over the country. It saves, studies, collects, preserves documentaries, artifacts about the life and career of Mr. Ho Chi Minh. The museum is located at dragon wharf where Mr. Nguyen Tat Thanh (Ho Chi Minh) started going abroad. The museum mainly has meaning concerning with this historical event. The museum combining with Dragon wharf and Khanh Hoi Bridge makes a special area which anybody coming to Ho Chi Minh City cannot miss.
Opening hours: 7:30 – 11:30; 13:30 – 17:00
Address: 01 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Ward 12, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City
5. Ton Duc Thang Museum
Ton Duc Thang Museum stores, studies, collects, preserves documentaries, artifacts about the life and career of Mr. Ton Duc Thang, the senior revolution leader. This place contains over 1,000 historical valued artifacts. It is suitable for those who want to study Vietnamese history.
Opening hours: 8:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30
Address: 5 Ton Duc Thang Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
6. Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum
Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum stores, studies, collects, preserves documentaries, artifacts about the Ho Chi Minh Movement. The museum saves 467 original artifacts 108 material photos, 36 scientific documentaries and so on. Especially, the electric model in the middle of the museum imitates the last days of the movement with the led system and explain words. Everything existing in the Museum helps us remember the last of the Vietnamese war.
Opening hours: From Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 11:00, 13:30 – 16:30
Address: 2, Le Duan Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Entrance fee: 10,000 VND (foreigner), 2,000 VND (Vietnamese)
7. Southern Women’s Museum
Southern Women’s Museum or South-Vietnamese Women Museum was set up on 29/4/1985. It is one of the museums saving and displaying artifacts and photos which shows the life of Southern women in the war period. The museum conserves 31,360 artifacts but displays only 929 the most typical ones because of the too small area. Besides the museum keeps 11,000 books having a special subject of women. This is the favorite destination of woman tourists and foreign tourists when they visit Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening hours: From Monday to Friday, 7:30 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30
Address: 202 Vo Thi Sau Street, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
8. Southeastern Armed Forces Museum
Southeastern Armed Forces Museum opened in February 1988 as a typical war museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Southeastern Armed Forces Museum impresses tourists by the Vietnamese’ resistance to the wars in many stages, from the Chinese occupation, the early Indochina War with France, to the national defense practices. Its attraction is accentuated by 17,500 items, documents and relics of Southeastern guerrillas in the wars. To entice the visitors, the museum always makes an effort to renew displays and provide interesting activities.
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 8:00 – 11:30, 13:00 – 16:30
Address: 247 Hoang Van Thu Street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Entrance fee: 40,000 VND (foreigner), 20,000 VND (Vietnamese)
9. Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine
Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine or FITO Museum is one of the first private museums in Vietnam. The museum was used in 2007, with 18 displaying rooms on area rather narrow, 600m2. Coming to Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine, Tourists have the opportunity to contemplate items and original structure. Besides tourists can join live processing medicine or have the doctor examine live and buy medicine here.
Opening hours: 8:30 – 17:00
Address: 41 Hoang Du Khuong Street, Ward 12, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
Entrance fee: 120,000 VND
10. Fine Arts Museum
Fine Arts Museum was established in 1987. It was a building built at the beginning of the twentieth century. It is one of the most famous museums in Ho Chi Minh and is visited by lots of tourists. Coming here, you will get to see the building having impressive Europe and Asia structure. The building has 4 floors and displays lots of pictures and sculpture works having great value about history and art.
Opening hours: 9:00 – 18:00
Address: 97A Pho Duc Chinh Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Entrance fee: 30,000 VND
11. Ao Dai Museum
Ao Dai Museum inaugurates on 22/1/2014. It was established by artist and designer Si Hoang. This Place stores over 1,000 ao dais (Vietnamese traditional dresses). There are even dresses made 300 years ago. Besides, there are 3,000 photos of women in traditional cloth through historical periods.
Opening hours: 8:30 – 17:30
Address: 206/19/30 Long Thuan Street, Phuong Long Phuoc, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City
Entrance fee: 100,000 VND
12. Artinus 3D Art Museum (Gallery)
Artinus 3D Museum has 9 areas which display 3D pictures drawn by 15 Korean artists. Each area has a different subject. There are subjects such as water, animal and angel. This place attracts lots of tourists, especially young friends.
Opening hours: 9:00 – 18;00 (Monday – Friday); 9:00 – 20;00 (Saturday, Sunday)
Address: 02-04 Street 9, Him Lam Residental Area, Tan Hung Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City
Entrance fee: 150,000 on weekdays; 200,000 VND on weekends.
Ho Chi Minh City has lots of interesting destinations, but experiencing a trip by visiting museums, discovering culture, history or taking strange new photos for yourselves is a special way. Why don’t you wear backpacks to make your trip become more meaning?