The Vietnam Museum of Revolution is a museum in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Located in the Tong Dan area of the city, it was established in August 1959 in a two-storey building, formerly used by the Trade Department of Vietnam. It was redesigned into 30 galleries and as of 2008 contains in excess of 40,000 historical exhibits.
Topics covered was notably are the National liberation movements of the Vietnamese against French troops before the Vietnamese Communist Party was established in the period 1858–1930, the National independence struggle of the Vietnamese under the leadership of the Communist Party from 1930–1975 and then the social construction of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 1976–1994.
If you’re a sucker for endless rooms (well, 29 to be exact) of Communist Party communications, black and white photos of Vietnamese revolutionary heroes, old flags and a good dose of war snaps, then this is the place for you.
Established in 1959, the more than 3,000 exhibits on display here trace the development of the Vietnamese revolution from its very early inception through to final victory.
The museum follows three main strands: the struggle for independence (1858–1945), the war of resistance (1945–1975) and Vietnam on the road to recovery (1975 to present). Unless you have a specific interest in the revolution, the museum probably isn’t worth traipsing all the way across town to visit, but with the outstanding National Museum of Vietnamese History just across the road, you may as well pop in if you are already in the area.
More details216 Tran Quang Khai St, French Quarter, Hanoi
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00-11:30, 13:30-16:15