National Museum of Vietnamese History

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National Museum of Vietnamese History
Bảo tàng Lịch sử Việt Nam
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Logo of the National Museum of Vietnamese History
Established September 3, 1958; 55 years ago (1958-09-03)
Location Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Coordinates 21°01′29″N 105°51′35″E / 21.024651°N 105.859701°E / 21.024651; 105.859701
Type National Museum
Collection size Vietnamese history
Visitors Local and foreigners
Director Nguyễn Văn Cường
Public transit access Bus, automobile, motorcycle, underbone
Website baotanglichsu.vn
National Museum of Vietnamese History building

The National Museum of Vietnamese History (Vietnamese: Viện Bảo tàng Lịch sử Việt Nam) is located in the Hoan Kiem district of Hanoi, Vietnam.

History[edit]

The building used to be the museum of the Far East Research Institute under French colonial rule (École française d'Extrême-Orient EFEO).

Today, it is a museum showcasing Vietnam's history with very large displays covering every period. It is housed in a colonial French building which was completed in 1932. The building, designed by the architect Ernest Hébrard, is considered a successful blend of French colonial and traditional Vietnamese architecture, called Indochina architecture. Hebrard created double walls and balconies for a natural ventilation system and protection from sunshine.

Literature[edit]

  • Lenzi, Iola (2004). Museums of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Archipelago Press. p. 200. ISBN 981-4068-96-9. 

External links[edit]

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