Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
History and museums
The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (Vietnamese: Bảo tàng Dân tộc học Việt Nam; Hán tự: 寶藏民族學越南) is a museum in Hanoi, Vietnam, which focuses on the 54 officially recognised ethnic groups in Vietnam. It is located on a 3.27-acre (13,200 m2) property in the Cầu Giấy District, about 8 km from the city centre.
It is widely considered to be the finest modern museum in Vietnam and a tourist attraction in Hanoi.
The proposal for the museum was officially approved on 14 December 1987. Construction lasted from 1987 to 1995, and it was opened to the public on 12 November 1997.
The exhibition building was designed by the architect Ha Duc Linh, a member of the Tày ethnic group, in the shape of a Dong Son drum, and the interior architecture was designed by the French architect Véronique Dollfus.
Opening hours is 8:30am to 5:30pm Tuesday to Sunday