War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

War Remnants Museum locates in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, which is a place to keep the heroic evidence of the Vietnamese people in their struggle against the invading forces. Besides, the historical images and relics will denounce the wars and highlight the dire consequences of the aggression war.

war remnants museum
War Remnants Museum | @nay90036

War Remnants Museum

  • Address: 28 Vo Van Tan, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Entrance fee: 40,000 VND/person
  • Phone: 028 3930 5587
  • Official websitewww.baotangchungtichchientranh.vn

Visit the War Remnants Museum to appreciate the peace value

When coming to the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, we can recognize the full worth of the current peace. Also, we are grateful for the older generations who sacrificed to bring independence and freedom, preserved the land of the country.

With many documents and artifacts introducing the process of French colonialism and the US army to invade Vietnam, the Ho Chi Minh City War Remnants Museum is the historical address for the Vietnamese people and international tourists to visit when they have holidays in this city.

The museum was established from September 4, 1975; so far the museum has all 8 main exhibition themes and a few of them are displayed irregularly according to each year.

The images and artifacts at the museum represent the struggle of the Vietnamese people from 1945 to 1975 against the invading forces of French colonialism and American imperialism. All show the severity of the war, which has caused so many griefs and losses for the majority of victims who are innocent old people, Vietnamese women and children. Besides, the museum records the Vietnamese people’s resilient struggle and intense desire for national independence.

Explore around the War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum has long been a popular tourist attraction in HCMC for the locals and tourists. Although not vibrant like other tourist destinations, the War Remnants Museum has incredible features.

The museum is divided into several areas. After buying tickets, you can visit the outdoor display area, the Tiger Cages, the ground floor area, the first floor, and the second floor inside the museum.

For outdoor area, when entering the gate, the most impressive thing for visitors is probably the weapons captured by the Vietnamese army during the war.

Us Aircraft in War Remnants Museum
US aircarft | @tsutomu_uehara
us tank in war museum
A US tank | @ginsetsu

The Tiger Cages in the War Remnants Museum were rebuilt according to the model of the Tiger Cages in Con Dao prison, including 2 compartments, each nearly 3m long, 2m wide to keep 2 prisoners.

Tiger cages
Tiger Cages | @ariiiiinco

The inside area of the War Remnants Museum consists of 3 floors, including 1 ground and 2 floors.

+ The ground area includes the Multi-Purpose Room, the World Chamber of Support for Vietnam Resistance.

+ 1st floor includes the consequences of Agent Orange in the invasion war of the US in Vietnam, War crimes of invasion, movie theatre, and a meeting room.

+ The 2nd floor includes Historical Facts, Memories where photo collection of war reporters who died in the Indochina War, Agent Orange in the Vietnam War, White Dove (the room supplies the education to children), Vietnam: war and peace.

photos in War Remnants Museum
Photos displayed at the 2nd floor in the museum | @duckeun.j

In addition, the museum also has booths displaying and introducing products about Vietnamese ethnic culture so that you can buy them as souvenirs for your friends and relatives.

Frequently asked questions about the War Remnants Museum

1. When is the best time to visit the War Remnants Museum?

This museum is busy in the afternoon because many people come here after exploring Cu Chi Tunnels. So, the best time to visit is in the morning.

2. How is the dress code to visit the museum?

This museum is a historical place, so your dress code must be elegant and polite.

3. Which sites can I visit after the War Remnants Museum?

You can visit the famous attractions which are near this museum, including: