Museum of the Revolution

Museum of the Revolution, Hanoi

Museum of the Revolution
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3.5
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timbisto
Southampton, UK52 contributions
A brilliant and detailed history of the revolutionary people of Vietnam
Mar 2020 • Couples
A brilliant and detailed history of the revolutionary people of Vietnam fighting the Chinese, French and American oppression.
An audio tour is available or you can just read and look around at your own pace.
Not a large experience but full of interesting documents, stories and information from this fascinating country...!
Written 9 March 2020
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CarSteHolden
Manchester, UK391 contributions
Worth a visit
May 2019
Worth a visit to learn about the revolutionary period. Some intering things to see. Spent a few hours looking around. The day we visited was very hot as no air con only fans in each room. A cool day would have made it more enjoyable. Small entrance fee great value.
Written 6 February 2020
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Mark
17 contributions
A Mandatory Stop in Hanoi
Nov 2019
If you're visiting Vietnam and not learning their history, you're missing out. Especially if you're an American you really have to visit the military museums and those locations relating to the American War. The Museum of the Revolution is a compulsory stop for anyone seeking a better understanding of the transition of Vietnam from an oppressed Colonial fiefdom to the thriving independent nation it has become. Learn about Chinese, French and American occupations and see fascinating mementoes from ancient to modern--including a guillotine left behind by the departing French. The museum is beautifully curated, immaculately clean, has accessible restrooms and is located near many other historic sites and great places to eat. Any scooter driver in Hanoi can take you there for a couple bucks. I've visited it a couple times--and will return whenever I'm in town.
Written 8 January 2020
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chiangmaicharlies
Chiang Mai, Thailand5,591 contributions
Worth a visit if you have time and want to know about the revolutionary period
Oct 2019
The ticket price for this and the Vietnam National Museum of History is great value at £1.34 but the quality of the Museum of the Revolution is not so good.

This museum is old fashioned in comparison but it does contain a wealth of information concerning the revolutionary period in Vietnam's history. I enjoyed my visit, although it was late in a day of touring and I was tired.

There is less helpful signage in English.
Written 1 December 2019
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ghp3
Downers Grove, IL235 contributions
A good museum, but don't expect a balanced perspective
Jun 2019 • Couples
This provides a good background and context for the background, and build up to the Vietnam War in portraying what the country went through under French Colonial rule and it's struggle for independence. But as to be expected, there is emphasis on heroic communist struggles, and no mention of anything that casts a negative light on the party. Interestingly (as an American traveler from the post-Vietnam War era), while their are references to American "imperialists", it was not as critical as I expected. I did get a chuckle out of the high end Mercedez Benz parked in a staff spot out front.
Written 11 July 2019
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JSTrip_77
Hanoi, Vietnam1,041 contributions
Really interesting opportunity to understand modern Vietnamese history from the Vietnamese Perspective
May 2019 • Friends
We often hear that the history is written by the victors. And yet, when it comes to Vietnam's modern history, that hasn't been the case for the most part. The museum covers more than just the French and American wars. It starts in the mid-19th century and goes to almost the present. But, the majority of the museum does cover the resistance to the French and then the war with the Americans. There is absolutely some propaganda but there's also an awful lot of objective truth. If you look beyond words like "puppet" and "imperialist," you'll get a pretty good insight as to why Vietnam is the country that it is today - and how it got there. I spent about three hours in the museum and left exhausted from the slow-walk of the museum and also the emotional drain. I'd highly recommend this museum for anyone who is even remotely interested in history.
Written 21 May 2019
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758deanp
Nicholls23 contributions
No narrative. No learning
Feb 2019 • Couples
The museum presents many artifacts, documents and photos that mark pivotal moments and people in Vietnam's past 200 or so years. But unless you already know the events and the people, there is no way to take a lot from the exhibition. There is no explanatory narrative to set the context and aid the appreciation. You won't miss much by not going.
Written 15 March 2019
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Nina H
Bath, UK3 contributions
Limited information
Feb 2019 • Solo
Reference to artefacts was limited to none with little explanation or detail. I have a brief understanding of the revolution and was hoping to gain a deeper insight....this barely gives you any as you have to piece together the journey using poor quality photos.
Written 16 February 2019
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Stewart H
Fargo23 contributions
Solid presentation of history
Dec 2018
This spare museum no longer has its separate identity, but has been absorbed into the History Museum. The revolutionary part of the History Museum, then, is a series of rooms, with grainy photos and other memorabilia of the revolutionary struggle. As a museum, the design is old-fashioned, but the presentation seems solidly planned and thought out. The English titling is adequate.
Written 11 January 2019
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sally l
Braintree, UK225 contributions
Interesting experience
Dec 2018 • Couples
Our guide took us here and was helpful in explaining everything. This was not on our planned itinerary so we hadn’t prepared for it. I would suggest some prior knowledge about the revolution might be helpful in order to fully appreciate the artefacts in the museum.
Written 5 December 2018
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