Museum of Ho Chi Minh City

Attraction 65 Ly Tu Trong St., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Formerly Revolutionary Museum) Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
Second-time visit
Kids Friendly
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Ho Chi Minh City Museum contains artefacts, such as weapons, uniforms, medals and old photos, from the period of Communist struggle against the French and the Americans.

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Why Museum of Ho Chi Minh City is special ?

Ho Chi Minh City Museum contains artefacts, such as weapons, uniforms, medals and old photos, from the period of Communist struggle against the French and the Americans.

Visiting the museum, tourists will have a thorough understanding of the heroic, historical and heart-rending struggle against the French and American invaders of the Vietnamese in general and Saigon’s people in particular.

It also covers the story of the man born Nguyen Tat Thanh – from his childhood to his political awakening, his role in booting out the French and leading North Vietnam, and his death in 1969 – mainly through photographs (captioned in Vietnamese and English).

Coming here, you can find a number of pictures and exhibits related to the struggle against the French colonialism and the American aggressors to liberate and to protect the City. More importantly, there are images of the General Uprising in the Mau Than Spring (1968) and the historical Ho Chi Minh campaign (1975) to liberate the Country.


What to explore at Museum of Ho Chi Minh City?

Inside the famous Hochiminh City (or Saigon) of Vietnam, there stands a more than 100 year-old building of the “Revolutionary Museum”, which was formerly the palace of the Cochin-china Governor, and then the office of the Imperial Delegate of the King's special envoy.

A grand, neoclassical structure built in 1885 and once known as Gia Long Palace (and later the Revolutionary Museum), HCMC’s city museum is a singularly beautiful and impressive building, telling the story of the city through archaeological artefacts, ceramics, old city maps and displays on the marriage traditions of its various ethnicities.

How to get to Museum of Ho Chi Minh City?

By bus: Buses 04, 18, 36 starting from Ben Thanh Market, Ham Nghi Street and finishing at Pasteur – Ly Tu Trong Station ( 50m far from HCMC Museum)

Walk by foot: if you are standing at Đức Bà Church, it is 500m from you to HCM Museum. You should walk to relax and take many beautiful photos of HCM view

Selling points

  • Amazing step back into Vietnamese colonial history
  • A facinating view of the Vietnamese people and their history
  • Good museum and cheap to visit
  • The One worth visiting
  • More History than Museum
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65 Ly Tu Trong St., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Formerly Revolutionary Museum)

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Tips for you

  • Ask the receptionists if you want to know more information.
  • There is a lack of English signage inside to some extents, so you should read some leaflets before entering the Museum to have the most informative and meaningful visiting day.
  • Don’t bring food to the museum
  • Visitors have to pay a little extra to take photos inside the museum.
  • Don’t make noise when visiting the museum
  • You should visit the official website to get more information.
  • Museums close at mid day between 12 noon and 1.30pm. Also, don't turn up at 11.30am as they will kick you out when the Museum closes when the staff go for their lunch.
  • Be careful with the crowded traffic in this city.
  • Lying within the same area is the city's zoo and botanical gardens, so you can visit if you have time.
    Things nearby
  • Don't miss the water puppet show!


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Ho Chi Minh City, from air-port to district 1 is full of Museum and Place which have lots of story behind. You can just try to walk down the street to have a better view from the housing, restaurants and shops which matching side by side. There are all very eye catching and you will want to take a picture down with your camera. Foods are all very delicious and you won't regret to eat them all. I still want to fly back to have the deep fried meat ball, fried squid, seafood and beef noodles. People there are nice and sweet, especially the girls around. ^^, Transport is very easy and you can take a taxi or a ride on the motorbike to go to the place you want to go. In ho chi minh city, there are also lots of hotels and night club with karaoke. As we know Vietnam people loves to sing and to enjoy they're life with friends. So don't miss out and try your run away plan. To travel this lovely and nice country for holiday. Happy shopping and eating.. See you soon Vietnam.

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Beautiful building with an open balcony that you would fall in love with. Cheap price ticket. Nice garden to wandering around in the city center!

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