Take a look at these best museums to get an insight into Ho Chi Minh city‘s amazing history, art, and culture.
Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts
Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts is considered one of Saigon’s most beautiful architectural works today.
The museum was established in 1987 and officially came into operation in 1991. It was formerly a mansion of the Chinese-origin bourgeois named Hua Bon Hoa – one of the wealthiest people in Saigon in the early twentieth century.
When entering the museum, you will be impressed by the combination of the East and West’s architectural styles, creating harmony and elegance.
The museum is also the largest art center in the country, with about 21,000 artifacts.
Address: 97A, Pho Duc Chinh, District 1
Opening hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Entrance fee: 30,000 VND/adult & 10,000 VND/child
The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
The Factory Contemporary Arts Center is an interesting spot for art lovers. Using a series of containers to create a very cool and fancy space, The Factory impresses its visitors who first enter.
You can also find cafes and a library in this art center. All areas are well decorated, creating a modern and Western environment.
Address: 15 Nguyễn Ư Dĩ, Thảo Điền Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Opening hours: 10 am to 7 pm from Tuesday – Sunday
Inner Circle members and students (with ID): 40,000VND
Children under 12 y.o: free
Ao Dai museum
About a 30-minute drive from Saigon city center, Ao Dai Museum is an excellent getaway from the bustling city.
Ao Dai museum is conveniently located in the green space of Long Thuan garden, bearing a traditional Vietnamese architectural style.
This museum is the only one in Vietnam dedicated to honoring the beauty of the Ao dai.
Here, you will have the opportunity to learn the origin and development of Ao dai through each historical period. Ao Dai museum also offers meaningful stories behind each item.
Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine (FITO Museum)
FITO Museum is one of the first private museums in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The museum opened in 2007 with 18 galleries on a modest area of 600 m2.
Although it is a private museum, the number of artifacts and valuable prescriptions here is quite large. There are 4,000 artifacts related to Vietnamese traditional medicine and 1112 prescriptions.
Also, you can see the process of making medicine in the past, including cutting, dispersing, tasting, and buying medicine directly at the museum.
Address: 41 Hoàng Dư Khương District 10
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday
Entrance fee: 120,000 VND/ adult and 60,000 VND/ child
Artinus 3D Museum of Art
Artinus 3D Museum of Art is one of the most exciting museums to visit in Ho Chi Minh.
Located in Tan Hung Thuan Ward, District 7, the museum displays hundreds of beautiful 3D works created by Korean artists.
Artinus Museum is designed with nine areas with topics suitable for different ages, such as Aqua Zone, Animal Zone, Giant Zone, etc. You can try different poses and take fun photos with your loved ones while visiting this museum.