Museum of Royal Antiquities

Attraction 3 Le Truc Street, Phu Hau, Hue City, Viet Nam Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
09:00 AM
10:30 AM
Second-time visit
Specialty Museum
Must see
2.20 - 5.00 USD

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Museum of Royal Antiquities is the place for preserving and displaying Nguyen Dynasty’s items such as royal clothes, gold and porcelain items.

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Why Museum of Royal Antiquities is special ?

Museum of Royal Antiquities is the place for preserving and displaying Nguyen Dynasty’s items such as royal clothes, gold and porcelain items. This gives tourists general view about Hue royal life.

Housed in the An Dinh residence, a decorate building of French architectural influence, the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum has more than 300 relics in its showroom – the royal family tea sets are particularly beautiful. The residence was built in 1908 by King Khai Dinh and presented to his son the last reigning emperor, King Bao Dai.

What to explore at Museum of Royal Antiquities?

The Hue Royal Antiquities Museum is a gallery of antiques displaying collections of bronze, pottery, chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, head-gear and personal belongings of former Vietnam Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty.

It is a 7-compartment, 2-bay building constructed in the “double” architecture, originally called the Long An Palace (Emperor's Security) in the Bao Dinh Residence of Tay Loc precinct. When French troops took Bao Dinh Residence for their headquarters in 1885, Long An Palace was removed and materials were stored. But, in 1909, by order of Emperor Duy Tan, they were moved to the present-day site (3 Le Truc St.)

It served later as the Khai Dinh Museum in Emperor Khai Dinh's time, in 1923.

The building (former Long An Palace) housing the museum is a monument of remarkable value. The wooden panels are covered with 35 poems and essays composed by Emperor Thieu Tri.


Selling points

  • Worth a quick visit
  • A great museum
  • - Wonderful and Deserted
  • One of the famous attractions in Hue city
  • Well- preserved Nguyen Dynasty’s items
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3 Le Truc Street, Phu Hau, Hue City, Viet Nam

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Tips for you

  • The garden outside the museum is quite beautiful. It's well worth a check.
    What to see
  • You should bring plenty of cash because this place does not accept Credit Card.
    What to bring
  • You are not allowed to take photos inside.
  • You are not allowed to touch anything.
  • Lots of varied displays with old pottery, clothing, weapons abs house wares.
  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid them running around.
  • You can visit Hue capital nearby if you have time.
    Things nearby
  • Parking lot is available.


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After visiting the Citadel we got the free golf cart to the museum outside the gate near the theatre. The museum is a few minutes away and is set in some lovely grounds with cannons that were never fired. The museum is a large single buidling. There is an exhibition of treasures from antiquity, ancient necklaces, bracelets, pottery, earrings and coins. There also are some lovely furniture from the reign of the kings including a throne and bed as well as several tables with mother of pearl inlay. I enjoyed our short visit there and as we were leaving saw on the side a display of what happened to some of the royal family after they left Vietnam living in France and Algiers. Well worth an hour of your time to come and have a look at the exhibits or relax in the beautiful well maintained garden surrounding the museum. If you found the review helpful please let me know any feedback is welcomed.

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