Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Vietnam  /  Hanoi  /  Museums  /  Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi
(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 Hanoi itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Hanoi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Hanoi by other users

11 days in Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM VIETNAM January, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM MEXICO March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Hanoi BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Cambodia & Vietnam BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Hanoi & Halong Bay BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, relaxing, romantic, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam BY A USER FROM CHILE March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • After visiting most of Hanoi's top 20 attractions I have to say that the Fine Arts Museum was a highlight in that the vast array of artworks showcased the unique artistic styles found in Vietnamese cu...  more »
  • Very interesting museum in a beautiful building, I'm so glad we stopped by. These kinds of museums are too rare in Asia, and this one solely focuses on Vietnamese artists. Location is great, it should...  more »
  • We enjoyed the insight into a culture provided by the collection in the Fine arts museum. The building itself was a joy, and the water colours on silk and laquer paintings were especially interesting. 
Google
  • Makes me appreciate the effect of the American war on north vietnam. Uncle Ho features in many artworks. Good range of sculptures and historical works
  • Very impressive and quiet at gallery showcasing amazing lacquer, silk, and oil paintings as well as some ancient sculptures. Themes include religion, the Vietnam war, and modern life. AC is a little spotty and the works were not necessarily chronological but we liked it all. Definitely worth a visit. Apparently there's a basement level we missed so look out for that.
  • Great Museum with a lot of fantastic art. The only downside is that it makes no effort to build a narrative of artistic trends and methods in Vietnam over time.
  • Size is not that big, a little bit small. However, art works in the museum are so various and great.
  • Fantastic place! I enjoyed the paintings very much. Especially the ones of modern Vietnamese art. I was really surprised to see such beauty