Address :: 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Quan 1
The wonderful architecture of the history museum was formerly home to the École Française d’Extrême Orient in Vietnam. It is an elegant, ochre-coloured structure built between 1925 and 1932. French architect Ernest Hebrard was among the first in Vietnam to incorporate a blend of Chinese and French design elements. Highlights include bronzes from the Dong Son culture (3rd century BC to 3rd century AD), Hindu statuary from the Khmer and Champa kingdoms, and beautiful jewellery from imperial Vietnam. More recent history includes the struggle against the French and the story of the Communist Party.
* The museum is good to get an insight in the history of Vietnam. It has different sections for different time periods. Text boards are describing the different episodes of Vietnamese history and the historical background of the exhibits. It is good to get an overview over the Vietnamese history and historical ties of Vietnam with countries like China and India.