Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Vietnam is a country at peace with 54 different ethnic groups living together, which contribute to the multicolor picture of the miracle Vietnam. Come to Vietnam, you can gain your first-hand experience of exploring a collection of museums depicting different aspects of Vietnam’s culture, tradition or ethnic minorities. If you are planning a trip to Vietnam, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is one of the best places that help you have an insight into Vietnam’s different 54 ethnic groups.

What does Vietnam Museum of Ethnology offer?

Located in Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology was established in 1978 belonging to the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.  The Museum is the home to a fascinating collection of valuable and precious information of Vietnamese ethnic minorities represented with distinct ways of life coupled with diversity of religious events. Also, it concentrates on recognizing the fact that Vietnam is a multi-ethnic country and thus it aims to promote the socio-cultural diversity of the country. With a trip to the museum, you will have an opportunity to delve into the cultural diversity of Vietnam’s ethnic groups.

In the museum, there exists the exhibition hall where different objects of everyday life are displayed, whereas the outdoor exhibition area features a broad selection of full-scale replicas with various architectural styles in a natural setting. What’s more, do not forget to have a look at wonderful traditional water puppet or sophisticated calligraphy.

One of the most outstanding highlights is that there are up to 15,000 artefacts. Featuring the diversity of culture joined by 54 ethnic groups, the museum possesses traditional clothes, jewelry and wedding or funeral items, reflecting spiritual life across 54 ethnic groups. Furthermore, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology also offers examples of traditional village houses including Tay stilt house as well as Viet house

Further information

– Opening hours: Every day from 8:30 to 17:30 except Monday
– Address: The Museum is located in Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District, which is about 8 kilometers form the center of Hanoi.

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