Situated within a two-story French colonial building in the Tong Dan area of Hanoi, the Vietnam Museum of Revolution opened in 1959. It’s home to 30 galleries with a vast collection of exhibits that illustrate the conflict and revolution within Vietnam throughout its history.
Periods covered at the museum include the liberation movements against the French before the Vietnamese Communist Party was established, the country’s struggle for independence under the leadership of the Communist Party soon after, and the construction of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam during the mid-1970s until the mid-1990s.
These movements and periods in Vietnam’s history are largely depicted with photographs, as well as newspapers, flags, poems, statues, and some larger military items outside.
The Vietnam Museum of Revolution is around a 20-minute walk from Hanoi’s Old Quarter.