Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts



Vitenam Fine Arts Museum

About Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi


Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi
Opening hours: Everyday except for Monday, 8:30-17:00
Entrance fee: 20,000 (USD 1)


Just across the street from the Temple of Literature, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum can be easily spottedfrom afar.

Like many other buildings that house museums in Hanoi, it was built in the 1930s as a Girl School for Indochina high-ranked officers. In 1966, it officially became Vietnam Fine Arts Museum where store many of Vietnamese artistic essences.

The museum displays not only paintings, ceramics and lacquers created by modern Post-war artists but many of its contents date back as far as pre-historic and feudalism time.

Unfortunately, many of the art work found here are replicate, for the original has by and large been destroyed during Viet Nam war. It is worth heading here after you have visited the Temple of Literature. Guided tours in English and French are available at entrance door.

Hanoi, the capital city of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam positioned in the delta of the Red River and encircle by various lakes. The word Hanoi means river interior and the city of Hanoi was established in 1010 A.D, Hanoi for many centuries served as the capital of various Vietnamese dynasties. Hanoi consisting of eight inner districts and five outer districts is the political, cultural, economic as well as the technological hub of Vietnam. The city of Hanoi still vividly bears the marks of French colonial architecture and cherishing life in this pictorial city presents a nostalgic reminder of the old world magic of the European villages.
The rich legacy and colorful tradition of Vietnam and its capital, Hanoi is best reflected through the six national museums. Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi occupies a significant position among the six national museums as it traces the origin of artistic culture in Vietnam and presents a promising account of the development of Vietnam’s artistic fervor.

Features of Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi
–   . Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi is located just opposite the Temple of Literature and it exhibits approximately 10.000 art works in 16 showrooms segmented according to the following division and arranged chronologically.
–   Ethnic minorities
–   Primitive eras-Neolithic Age, Bronze Age, and Paleolithic Age
–   Feudalism-11th to 18th centuries
–   Ancient sculpture-outstanding works from the 11th to 19th centuries
–   Technological fine arts
–   Fine arts
–   Fine arts before the August 1945 Revolution
–   Resistance against French troops (1940- 1954)

  –   Folk painting
–   Apart from displaying the wide range of stylish art collections, Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi exhibits several fine art pieces like ancient stone sculpture, pieces from the Bronze Age, antique pottery, ethnic minority painting and lacquer painting.
  –   The classical structure with an authentic oriental touch, which is famous as the Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi was previously used as French Ministry of Information.
  –   Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi is situated at 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 to noon and 13:30 to 16:30.
  –   The admission cost of 20,000 Dong is worthwhile for the visiting this three-story museum, which opened in 1966.
  –   Taking photographs is strictly prohibited in the Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi.
The Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum (Bảo tàng Mỹ Thuật Việt Nam, admission 20,000 Dong) is located in Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hanoi. It has become a prime tourist destination, since the museum exhibits in great detail the history of fine arts

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