Ton Duc Thang Museum is a famous memorial museum in Vietnam, located at No. 5 Ton Duc Thang Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. The museum has the task of researching, collecting, inventorying, preserving documents and artifacts related to the life and revolutionary career of President Ton Duc Thang, the affection of the people of the country and international friends for him.
Opening hours: 8:00 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30
Address: 5 Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC
Ton Duc Thang Museum was established under Decision No. 86 / QD-UB of May 18, 1988 of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth (August 20, 1888 – August 20, 1988), originally named “Exhibition House of Life and Career of President Ton Duc Thang” (Briefly, President Ton Duc Thang Memorial House). After that, it was officially renamed Ton Duc Thang Museum according to Decision No. 894 / QD dated August 13th 1990, of the Minister of Culture – Information – Sports and Tourism (now the Ministry of Culture and Sports and travel). The main building of this museum was formerly the residence of Tran Thien Khiem, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam and later embellished into a museum.
Displaying in the museum
At present, Ton Duc Thang Museum has 05 permanent galleries (The boyhood of President Ton Duc Thang; Life and career; 15 years in Con Dao prison; Uncle Ton at the ATK – Viet Bac; Uncle Ton through the Fine artworks) and 01 thematic showroom (Gifts of President Ton Duc Thang), with an area of over 700m2. The museum has vividly expressed and generalized Ton Duc Thang’s life and career through many artifacts, documents, and pictures. The museum has a display system with about 1,000 artifacts, documents, and pictures. After many donations, the Museum is currently storing more than 16,500 artifacts, documents, and pictures, including precious ones about the revolutionary life and career of President Ton Duc Thang and the leaders of the Party, State and Government of Vietnam through the periods.
Some typical relics such as a childhood house at Ong Ho islet (My Hoa Hung commune – An Giang); the picture of the young Ton Duc Thang when being18 years old, going to Saigon to study and work as a mechanic; a wooden chest used for time being a student of Asian Mechanical School; events pulling anti-war flags in the Black Sea; founding the guild and leading the movement of Saigon workers in the 1920s.
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