The History Museum was built in 1929 and called "Musée Blanchard de la Bosse" until 1956.
It has an excellent collection of artefacts illustrating the evolution of Vietnam, from the Bronze-Age Dong Son civilisation (13 BC - 1AD) and the Oc-Eo (Funan) civilisation (1-6 AD), to the Chams, Khmers and Vietnamese. There are valuable relics taken from Cambodia's Angkor Wat.
There is a research library about Indochina.
It’s a building over 100 years old located at 65 Ly Tu Trong ,it used to be the Palace of the Governnor of Colonialism and then the Office of the Imperial Delegate of the King .
There are numerous pics and exhibits displayed which are related to the struggle against French colonialism and American Aggressors as well as images related to the general uprising in 1968 known as Mau Than spring general uprising and the historical HCM campaign in 1975 .
U can also find some inform ‘bout the history of HCMC as well as a skeleton and things which have the era of over 1500.
It's quite deserted so u much room and time to ramble round.
Taking photo is forbitten here if u wanna take u must have permission of the manager.
Ticket costs 10000VND
But I didnt pay when i visited it ,dont know why hehehe!!
Probably the best of the HCM museums. Most are fixated on the war and the "party line". this one is a welcome relief from the propaganda. Make sure to catch the water puppets while here!