Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Nguyen Van Huyen St, Cau Giay Dist, Hanoi.
Hotline: 0981 20 29 25 - 0981 20 29 22
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Nguyen Van Huyen St, Cau Giay Dist, Hanoi.
Hotline: 0981 20 29 25 - 0981 20 29 22

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – Where To See Beauty of All Ethnic Groups

Located on Nguyen Van Huyen St (Cau Giay Dist, Hanoi), Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is considered as a special architectural construction on such a large area. At this museum, many antiquities of 54 ethnic groups have been being preserved, which makes the museum a popular tourist attraction.


The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology was approved to be constructed by the Government in 1980s with a view to building a place for exhibiting cultural features of 54 ethnic groups throughout the country. On November 12, 1997, in the occasion of 7th Summit of French-speaking Nations, Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Binh and French President Jacques Chirac announced the inauguration of the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

“Bronze Drum” Building

Architect Ha Duc Linh played the most important role in designing the museum. Interior decoration was undertaken by French architect Véronique Dollfus. The combination of Vietnamese and French architecture has brought both modern and ancient beauty to the construction.


There are 3 main visiting areas including Bronze Drum Building, Kite Building and Outdoor gallery. In Bronze Drum Building, many objects which are cultural symbols of 54 ethnic groups are on display. Outdoor gallery exhibits house architecture of several typical ethnic groups, when Kite Building introduces culture of Southeast Asian countries.

Kite Building displays ASEAN culture


Displaying inside Bronze Drum Building

Ethnic houses in Outdoor gallery 


The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is an ideal destination for people who are interested in Vietnamese culture and different ethnic groups. The museum opens from Tuesday to Sunday every week (except from Tet holiday)

Besides, when coming to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, don’t forget to drop by Longlink Water Puppet to enjoy impressive water puppet performances and take part in interesting cultural activities.


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