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Vietnam Military History Museum

Behold the Vietnam Military History Museum, a national treasure trove and the maestro of all Military Museums!

Nestled at 28A Dien Bien Phu Street, Dien Bien Ward, Ba Dinh District, this gem stands proudly in defiance right across Lenin Park.

The Chronicles of Valor

Step into a realm brimming with over 150,000 historical artifacts and documents at the Vietnam Military History Museum. 

Unearth the treasures, including the iconic MiG-21 aircraft, the Ho Chi Minh Campaign Determination Map, and the formidable T-54B tank. 

It’s like a military-themed treasure hunt, minus the pirates, but with loads of courage.

Ho Chi Minh’s Cultural Crusade

Did you know that President Ho Chi Minh, in his infinite wisdom (as per Decree No. 65/SL-TN), kickstarted preserving this cultural bastion? 

Between 1945 and 1954, the Ministry of National Defense rallied its forces, focusing on collecting and preserving military marvels, laying the foundation for our glorious Military Museum.

Architects of Military Marvels

Meet the unsung heroes behind the Military Museum – the 13 formidable minds of the Military Museum Construction Committee. 

Their mission: “Research, collect, preserve, and dazzle!” 

They brought this cultural sanctuary to life with the spirit of urgency, officially opening its doors on December 21, 1959.

The Grand Unveiling

Picture this: after three years of sweat, strategy, and maybe a few coffee-fueled all-nighters, the Military Museum emerged triumphant, ready to regale visitors. 

December 21, 1959, marked the grand unveiling, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Vietnamese People’s Army. 

Talk about a party with a historical punch!

From Builders to Guardians

Post-museum birth, the Military Museum Construction Committee shape-shifted into the guardian angel of historical wonders. 

Now, the Military Museum Department donned the role of the gracious host, welcoming and guiding visitors, ensuring the safety of artifacts, and performing the occasional museum facelift.

Artifacts, Antics, and Minor Repairs

It’s not all serious business at the Military Museum Department. 

Amidst the artifacts and treasures, they master the art of minor repairs to the display system. 

Because even military relics deserve a touch-up now and then, right?

Embark on a journey through time, courage, and a sprinkle of witty reverence at the Vietnam Military History Museum – where history meets humor, and artifacts get their spotlight!

Vietnam Military History Museum
Location28A Dien Bien Phu Street, Dien Bien Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi City
HighlightsOver 150,000 artifacts, including MiG-21 aircraft, T-54B tank, and historical maps
Decree No.65/SL-TN (November 23, 1945) by President Ho Chi Minh
Founding DateDecember 21, 1959
FounderGeneral Military Commission (now the Central Military Commission)
Museum DepartmentTransformed from Construction Board to Department, under the Propaganda Department/General Department of Politics
MissionWelcoming and guiding visitors, protecting and preserving artifacts, and minor repairs to the display system

The entrance fee to the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi is 30,000 VND per person.



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