Trip Planner Asia  /  Vietnam  /  Hanoi  /  Museums  /  Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Marvel at the thousand-eyed, thousand-armed image of Guan Yin, a 17th-century Hindu-style stone sculpture, at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. The country's primary art museum tells a comprehensive story of the fine arts in Vietnam across three levels. Ranging from ancient antiques to modern art and folk paintings, the collection's pieces include early sandstone sculpture and an elegantly carved Buddha image dated 1057. Housed in two 1930s colonial French ministry buildings, the museum gives you insight into the range of Vietnamese art--from prehistoric times to modern patriotic epics and soul-searching abstract compositions. Guided tours are available in English. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and many more Hanoi attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hanoi vacation trip planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Few places bear the memory of the Viet Nam war in Hanoi, but this Museum offers a still war-themed stuff very often. Is not a painting, often lacquered sculptures. Festive village celebrates the demobilized soldiers was impressive. Also a problem suffered by former Japan's concerned about severe air pollution in the current work, also in Viet Nam now serious has become. Museum of fine arts is a good place to take a break at least someone.
    show original
  • The fine arts museum rapidly shifts from extremely historic pieces of dynasty art in Vietnam to contemporary fine art gallery displays. A great exhibit that is only let down by the somewhat state of d...  read more »
  • Really isn't my cup of tea, however the wife liked it a lot. Lots of interesting sculptures, paintings etc. If you are into art, this is a must see!! 
  • As someone who isn't huge on art, this was very cool. Found out that I really like lacquer art, don't think I've seen it before. Like how the grouped things by time and talked about the influence. Although, I wanted a bit more of those descriptions to learn more. The basement and exhibit by the gift shop can be forgotten, follow the numbers on the guide.
  • Not the most exciting of art galleries, but worth the trip
  • This art gallery is often overlooked by tourists but it is actually very good with an excellent collection of work from Vietnamese artists. It has displays of historical art periods as well as a decent selection of modern art. The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is considered to be the most important art gallery in the country and it would be easy to spend a couple of hours looking at all of the pieces. It could do with a bit more information on the best way to explore the building because the entrances to some of the rooms are not that clear.
  • I really enjoyed this museum. Learnt so much about Vietnam here.
  • A lot of Vietnamese art like sculpture, silk paintings, lacquer and more for a very cheap entrance fee.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m