Ho Chi Minh City is one of Vietnam’s most developed and modern cities, which attracts many visitors from all around the world annually. Beside beautiful famous attractive tourist sites such as the Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Nha Rong Harbor and Chinatown, etc., here are the 12 must-visit museums in Ho Chi Minh City that you should not miss during your trip to Southern Vietnam.

Museum of Vietnam History

The Vietnam History Museum was first opened on January 1, 1929. At the time of the opening of the museum, there were only 2893 artifacts. Over time, the museum had up to now more than 30 000 valuable artifacts and 25 000 books and documents. Nowadays, it becomes one of must-visit museums in Ho Chi Minh City.

This museum is open to visitors and those who wish to know more about the materials and artifacts related to Vietnamese history, especially in the southern provinces. Also, tourists will have the opportunity to observe the water puppets, a unique form of folk art.

12 must-visit museums in HCMC

Museum of Vietnam History

Opening hours:

  • Morning from 8:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Afternoon from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Address: 02 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Covering an area of ​​1700 square meters, this museum is a destination for the storage and preservation of antiques, artifacts, historical and cultural evidence, etc. The museum has 10 rooms, each with different artifacts, including : “Nature and Archeology” , ” Geography – Administrative Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City “, ” Thuong Cang “,” Trade and Service “,” Industry and Crafts “,” Culture of Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City “,” Revolution of 1930 to 1945 “,” Revolution from 1954 to 1975 “,” Resistance of veterans “and” Money of Vietnam “.

The museum “has a design of a classical style – a renaissance, combining Europe – Asia: the facade of the floor has a western character, but the roof part has an Asian appearance.” Around the house, a flower garden campus shaped Trapeze surrounded by 4 streets: Ly Tu Trong, Pastor, Thanh Tong and Nam Ky Khoi Nghia. Therefore, this museum is suitable for not only to discover the culture and history of Vietnam but also to take beautiful pictures of your own. This is one of must-visit museums in Ho Chi Minh City that you should not miss!

Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Address: No.65 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

War Remnants Museum

This museum is one of the destinations not to be missed during your trip to Ho Chi Minh City. There are many artifacts and authentic documents about the war period as well as the heavy consequences it has left for the country and the people of Vietnam. We can say that the War Remnants Museum is a historical site that leaves the most emotion to the visitors. You will have an unforgettable adventure and images by recreating the details of the 30-year war between the United States and Vietnam. The museum keeps more than 20,000 photographs, documents, and artifacts; showing the cruelty of the war.

War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum

Address: No.28 Vo Van Tan Street, District 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

The Ho Chi Minh Museum in Ho Chi Minh City is part of a group of museums that contain souvenirs of President Ho Chi Minh. This museum is also a destination to research, preserve and disseminate to people the beautiful career of Uncle Ho. The museum is located right at the port of Nha Rong – where Ho Chi Minh went foreign looking for a way to save the country. Besides, the museum presents images showing his affection for the people of the south. There is no doubt that this is one of must-visit museums in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Address: No. 1, Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, District 12, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City.

Ton Duc Thang Museum

The museum was founded in 1988 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth (August 20th, 1888). It has its original name as “Exhibitor of the life and career of President Ton Duc Thang”. The museum was renovated and built from the residence of Tran Thien Khiem, Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam. This is the only place in the country to present in a fairly complete and systematic way the life and career of President Ton Duc Thang through 5 main themes in permanent galleries and a short-term thematic showroom.

Ton Duc Thang Museum

Ton Duc Thang Museum

Address: No. 5 Ton Duc Thang Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum

It was founded in 1986, this exhibition site of the Ho Chi Minh Campaign is attached to the Southeast Armed Forces Museum (Military Zone Museum 7). Currently, the entire Saigon liberation campaign – presents as a symbol of the victory of the resistance against the United States to save the country.

Through coherent and attractive blocks, with 467 original artifacts, 108 images of documents, 36 secondary scientific documents, 34 illustrated statues, and 100 other original artifacts kept in open warehouses, the museum gave viewers real feelings about the context and events in this great story.

Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum

Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum

Address: No. 2 Duanan Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

South Women’s Museum

The Southern Women’s Museum was established on April 29, 1985, which is the traditional home of Southern women. This is also one of must-visit museums in Ho Chi Minh City.

The museum exhibits 31,360 artifacts. Of which 30,431 items in stock and 929 artifacts on display; 16,739 presentation blocks and 14,621 films, photos, sub-scientific documents of all types. Nearly two-thirds artifacts are revolutionary with over one-third of cultural ones including many materials. The museum’s library also contains more than 11,000 books on women.

Address: 202 Vo Thi Sau Street, District 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.

Armed Museum of the Southeast Region

The museum is also known as the Military Zone 7 Museum, located on an area of ​​2.5 ha. The set of artifacts, its table, and its images present the formation and development process of the Southeast Armed Forces.

The armed museum of the south-east region, where more than 17,500 exhibitions, documents, etc. of the army and the population of South-East are exposed during two wars of resistance, reinforcing the national defense and acquitting of glorious international tasks. The museum regularly uses technologies of 8 thematic themes. Standard high quality & multilingual artifacts, materials and regular updates.

Address: No.247, Hoang Van Thu Street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City.

Museum of Traditional Medicine

This museum is a small building,. From outside, it is impossible to know that it is a museum.

The ground floor welcomes guests and presents the documentary “Century Experience of Health Service” to show the history of traditional Vietnamese medicine, including the introduction of Tue Tinh – the holy of Southern medicine. The traditional Vietnamese medicine group (traditional medicine) was the first to promote the idea of ​​”Southern medicine to treat South Vietnamese”. And the great Dr. Hai Thuong Lan Ong, Mr. Huu Trac – the author of an important book on traditional medicine in Vietnam is considered an encyclopedia of traditional medicine in Vietnam. Besides, the ground floor also includes a small shelf that introduces and sells teas, simple Southern medicines to promote health.

Address: 41 Hoang Du Khuong Street, District 12, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts of Ho Chi Minh City was established in 1987. The building locates on an area of ​​more than 3,000 m2, bearing the famous Baroque architectural style of France.

This museum is a place of collection, storage, and display of valuable art objects of Saigon. It also has more than 21,000 artifacts with many valuable collections, such as paintings by artists from the School of Fine Arts of Indochina, post-reunification works of the country in 1975, sketches of resistance, etc. that attract foreign visitors.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

Address: 97A, Pho Duc Chinh Street, Thai Binh District, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Ao Dai Museum

The Ao Dai Museum was inaugurated on January 22, 2014. It provides an insight into the history and evolution of Vietnam’s national costume. The small museum features exhibitions on women’s classic costume, antique pottery, traditional “ao dai” designs, and also modern counterparts influenced by Western fashion. Also, you shall notice the collection of dresses worn by Vietnamese royalty, political figures and actresses. The beautiful garden with artificial lakes and a small restaurant offers a tranquil respite from the bustling capital.

Ao Dai Museum

Ao Dai Museum

Address: 206/19/30 Long Thuan Street, Long Phuoc District, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City.

Museum of 3D Artinus Paintings

Coming to Artinus, you’ll have a chance to admire a mysterious and magical space with vivid 3D large-scale images. Artinus 3D Art Gallery is a professional art museum focusing on the theme of painting objects and 3D painting appearing for the first time in Vietnam. Come to Artinus, one of must-visit museums in Ho Chi Minh City; you will live in, visit and store unique moments. Moreover, you will dive into the psychedelic world like painting, stereoscopic, the interior, etc. Last but not least, you will feel each of the lively emotions, sometimes frightened and amazed; not inferior to the famous 3D painting museums of the world.

Address: 2-4, Street 9, Him Lam Urban Area, Tan Hung District, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.

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Bich Ngoc

As a true Vietnamese enthusiast of music, books and coffee, Bich Ngoc loves researching into those typical cultural characteristics of Vietnam as well as exploring further destinations in the country of thousand years of civilization.

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