Sunday, 5/26/2019
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Bảo tàng lịch sử Quốc gia

Vietnam National Museum of History

General introduction

The Museum Building at No 1 Trang Tien Street (the Former National Museum of Vietnamese History) was originally the Louis Finot Museum, constructed in 1929 and inaugurated in 1932. The Museum building was designed as a major landmark of great architectural distinction, combining Eastern architectural elements in harmonious fusion with Western aesthetic features. In its original form, the Museum was a major showcase of Eastern Arts, including archaeological, ethnological, and fine art collections from Vietnam and other Asian countries. In 1958, the Vietnamese government took over this important cultural foundation. It took five months of preparation and transformation to change the displays from what had been a broad overview of Asian Arts and artifacts to a sequence of displays on the rich story of Vietnam’s cultural life and development from the prehistoric period to the end of the Nguyen Dynasty in 1945.

History of Vietnam from Prehistory to the end of the Nguyen Dynasty (1945)
Site map floor 1
Vietnam in Prehistoric TimesVietnam in the First State Foundation PeriodVietnam in the First State Foundation PeriodVietnam in the First State Foundation PeriodVietnam from the 1st to the 10th centuries ADVietnam from the 10th century AD to the mid-20th century AD
Site map floor 2
Oc Eo – Phu Nam Cultures (1st – 7th centuries AD.)Collection of Champa Stone Sculptures (7th - 13th centuries AD.)Collection of artworks from the early 20th centuryVietnam from the 10th century AD to the mid-20th century ADVietnam from the 10th century AD to the mid-20th century ADVietnam from the 10th century AD to the mid-20th century ADVietnam from the 10th century AD to the mid-20th century ADVietnam from the 10th century AD to the mid-20th century AD