Da Nang is home to beautiful beaches and scenery, but there’s much more to the city offers. If you’d like to understand more of the region’s history and culture, visiting the museums in Da Nang is an excellent idea.
Each museum has its charm and beauty. Some museums focus on the culture and history, while others display unique 3D paintings or sophisticated wax statues.
Here are the best museums in Da Nang that you should visit!
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture displays the most extensive collection of the ancient Champa kingdom in Vietnam.
Champa is a kingdom that has existed and developed brilliantly for decades with many heritages, including magnificent temples and artifacts.
Da Nang Cham Museum was built more than 100 years ago with many restorations but still retains its original architecture, offering profound historical and cultural values.
In the museum, you can see nearly 2000 artifacts, with the main materials being sandstone, terracotta, and bronze, from the 7th to 15th centuries of different art styles.
One of the most prominent artifacts here is the statue of goddess Tara, considered a masterpiece of ancient Champa art. This artifact has been recognized as a national treasure of Vietnam.
- Address: No. 02, 2/9 street, Hai Chau District, Danang
- Opening hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Entrance fee: 40,000 VND for adults; 5,000 VND for pupils and students; Free for children under 16 years old.
3D Art in Paradise
3D Art In Paradise Museum is a fun place to visit in Da Nang. Visting the 3D Art Museum, you can take unique pictures and make exciting poses.
The artworks are here vivid and realistic. The museum has nine specialized themed areas with more than 130 works made by artists from Korea: Illusion, Optical, Classical Art, Ocean, Wildlife, and Wonderland.
- Address: Lot C2-10 Tran Nhan Tong, Tho Quang, Son Tra, Da Nang.
- Opening time: 9 am – 10 pm
- Last entry: 9 pm
- Ticket price: 100,000VND. Free for children under 1m.
Da Nang Fine Arts museum
Da Nang Fine Arts Museum is a lovely place to visit for art lovers.
Currently, the museum has more than 600 valuable artworks and many artifacts donated by famous artists across the country.
Da Nang museum
Established in 1989, Da Nang Museum exhibits more than 2,500 valuable documents, images, and artifacts.
It depicts the history, culture, and people of Da Nang from its early days until it became the busiest economic zone in Central Vietnam.
The museum has three exhibition sections: City overview, Da Nang during the war, culture & archeology throughout the periods.
You can learn about the history and culture of Da Nang city and its vicinity.
- Address: 24 Tran Phu, Thach Thang Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang.
- Opening hours: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm every day (except Monday the museum is closed)
- Entrance fee: 20,000 VND/person; free for children, pupils, students, the elderly, people with disabilities, and permanent citizens in Quang Nam province and Da Nang.
The Zone 5 Military Museum
Zone 5 Military Museum displays the whole fighting process against the invading forces of Vietnam from the period of Chinese occupation, the first Indochina war with France, the Vietnam war, to the current resistance over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes.
The museum has four main areas: an outdoor space displaying military equipment, a military museum, a duplicate of Ho Chi Minh’s house in Hanoi, and a museum about President Ho Chi Minh.
- Address: 03, Duy Tan Street, Hai Chau District, Danang.
- Opening hours: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.
- Entrance fee: 20,000 VND.
Dong Dinh museum
Dong Dinh museum is one of the most interesting museums in Da Nang. It has a harmonious combination of conservation of forest ecological space with art and culture space.
The exhibition space here consists of four main areas: Antiquities exhibition area, fine art exhibition area, fishing village memory house, and ethnography gallery.
Dong Dinh museum displays many artifacts dating from 100 years to 2500 years of history. Most of them belong to the ancient Dai Viet culture, Sa Huynh culture, Champa culture, and other cultures around the area.
- Address: Suoi But, Hoang Sa Street, Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, Danang.
- Opening hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Entrance fee: Free.
If you’re interested in Buddhism, you can’t miss the Buddhist museum in Da Nang.
It’s located in the Quan The Am Pagoda, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City, where hundreds of ancient Buddhist artifacts are kept.
You’ll see many Buddha statues, woodblocks of Buddhist scriptures, ancient contemporaries, and worshiping objects dating from the 7th to the end of the 19th and 20th centuries.