Museum of History

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Opening hours

Tuesday to sunday

    + 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    + 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Closed on monday

The Museum of History in Ho Chi Minh City (MH) was established on 23 August 1979 following the acquisition of the collections of ancient arts of Viet Nam and of other Asian countries from the Viet Nam National Museum in Saigon originally established in 1929 under the name Blanchard de la Brosse Museum after the name of the then Governor of Cochinchina. It is was the first museum established in Nam Ky (The Southern Viet Nam).

In the past 30 years, the MH has undertaken improvements in its physical facilities through the expansion of display areas and the upgrading of technology. MH focuses on introducing visitors to the development process of Vietnamese history, including cultural characteristics of the Southern Region, and of neighbouring countries as well as the larger region in which Viet Nam is located. The Museum strives to create its own character by establishing as a cultural milieu in a city that attracts younger generations of Vietnamese and visitors from elsewhere in Viet Nam as well as visitors from foreign countries.

In recent years especially since Viet Nam joined the World Trade Organization, the modernization and renewal of our display system has been a matter of urgency. Upgrading and reorganization of the display areas and rearrangement of the walk-flow have involved an application of technological achievements and a continuing process of further improvements.

We hope that visitors will leave the Museum with an appreciation of the history of the Vietnamese people, and of valuable objects from on display from a number of countries in Asia.