Museum of Vietnamese Revolution, Hanoi

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    Museum of Vietnamese Revolution

    by Willettsworld Written May 12, 2010
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    This museum is located over the road from the National Museum of Vietnamese History and was established in August 1959 in a building that was formerly used by the Trade Department of Vietnam. It was redesigned into 29 galleries and as of 2008 contains in excess of 40,000 historical exhibits.

    Topics covered are the National liberation movements of the Vietnamese against French troops before the Vietnamese Communist Party was established in the period 1858–1930, the National independence struggle of the Vietnamese under the leadership of the Communist Party from 1930–1975 and then the social construction of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 1976–1994. Exhibits include lots of photos, letters, weapons including what look like home-made one plus farming tools, flags and a guillotine.

    Open: 8am-11.30am & 1.30pm-4.15pm. Admission: 10,000 VND.

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    Museum of revolution

    by kokoryko Written Jan 19, 2008

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    A bit brain washing and mass education at the Museum of Vietnamese Revolution

    A provocative title for this tip, but to most westerners it would give that feeling; however, it is a very interesting and informative one; this museum, established in 1952 has 40.000 items on display, and it is not reasonable to look in detail at all!!! There are three main sections in this museum:
    Anti colonial resistance fights before arrival of the Communist Party
    Liberations wars under the enlightened guidance of the Communist Party
    Building and defence of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with the wise lead of the Communist Party
    There are all sorts of things on display, from the spoon of a freedom fighter to cast models of historical warships; lots of posters, books, letters from anonymous or heroes, a bit a mess but somehow displayed in chronological order.
    The main picture displays what I retained from the first period; were these chicken like carrier pigeons for the resistance fighters? No only display of farm life in the deep forest when resisting to the invaders.
    Second picture: young Uncle Ho on paints, photographs, what he did where he was. . .
    Third picture: a very interesting show window displaying a work of Trotsky! This traitor! Knowing communist regimes, it is strange to see one of his works. . . . .
    Fourth picture: The French were the colonialists, but they did not leave only this in Viet Nam. . . . It would be better placed in a French revolution museum.
    Fifth picture: Entrance of the museum, a former French official building; the main part of the museum is in the building at the back.
    A bit sarcasm in that tip, but if history of Vietnamese people interests you, there is a lot here to learn and have an idea of how the country was built.

    20000VN
    The Museum is open Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 11. 30 am and 1.30 pm to 4 pm.

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    Museum of Vietnamese Revolution

    by imstress Written Jun 10, 2005

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    Museum of Vietnamese Revolution

    The Museum of Vietnamese Revolution was established in 1959. More than 3000 exhibits, documents and photos give the general history of Vietnamese nation from mid 19th century to present.

    There are 29 halls which focus on 3 topics.

    Also showcased are the gifts presented by Vietnamese and people from other countries to President Ho Chi Minh and the Communist Party of Vietnam.

    It can be quite boring if you are not interested in visiting museums. But this museum have English translations which is great to understand the revolution history.

    Entrance fee is 10,000VND.
    Pls take note of the opening hours:
    Tue to Fri
    0800 to 1145
    1330 to 1615

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