Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Vietnam  /  Ho Chi Minh City  /  Museums  /  Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum‎

Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum‎, Ho Chi Minh City

(3.7/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Examine a vast collection of Vietnamese art along with Cham, Khmer, and Indian objects at Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum‎. Set inside a French colonial villa, the three-story museum features historical relics created between the 7th and 17th centuries, as well as contemporary works of art designed by prominent foreign artists and Vietnam's ethnic groups. Inspect silk, lacquer, and woodcut paintings made in Hàng Trống, Kim Hoàng, and Đông Hồ styles. Observe the paintings, sketches, and statues that focus on the nation's fight for independence and resistance against colonial rulers. The museum lacks proper maintenance, so expect insufficient lighting and air-conditioning. Add Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum‎ and other attractions to your Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary using our Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary maker.
Create a full Ho Chi Minh City itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City

  • 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 Ho Chi Minh City by other users

11 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDIA June, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM THAILAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Phan Thiet & Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The entrance fee is only 10.000 VND and you see really a lot of things. The museum consists of 3 buildings and each has 3 floors. I really enjoyed the visit, it was calm and not overcrowded by tourist...  more »
  • The colonial buildings are just undergoing renovations, they are a great choice for a museum. There are 3 buildings in all: Bldg 1 shows Vietnamese modern art, very little of it is abstract and many p...  more »
  • We enjoyed the art in the museum. It is focused on mostly modern works, with a healthy dose of revolutionary art. Enjoyed much of what we saw, and at 20k VND well worth the price. Sadly, I'm not sure ...  more »
Google
  • A very depressing place. No smiles. The art is almost all "struggle-inspired". No pieces from prior to 1975. Poorly lit and not very clean.
  • Cheap entry ticket and 3 floors in the main building of modern art on different medium, including traditional Vietnamese lacquer, canvas and watercolours. Most of the work is from the revolutionary period. It's nice to visit at the end of the day when the air isn't as hot, or during rain when the breeze in the corridors is stronger.
  • The villa was a great to immerge myself into art gallery. However, the decoration exterior as well as inside the hall way are still poor
  • Low on frills, but high on accessibility. The building is lovely and historic...and haunted! Definitely worth an afternoon if you want to see some local art. Don't try to compare it to the Louvre.
  • Many precious and sentimental artworks by Vietnamese artists could be appreciated. The 3 buildings themselves are interesting also

Best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City