Alexandre Yersin Museum, Nha Trang

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Alexandre Yersin Museum documents the life and work of a Swiss-born doctor who founded the Nha Trang Pasteur Institute in the 19th century. Dr. Yersin discovered the microbe responsible for the bubonic plague, and brought quinine- and rubber-producing trees to Vietnam. The museum features his library and office, filled with lab equipment and astronomical instruments. Alexandre Yersin Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Nha Trang Edition.
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  • Highly recommended if you are interested in scientific equipments and historic information on Mr. Yersin. Just wish the museum was bigger though  more »
  • The Museum is modest, even ascetic, but for people interested and indifferent-very very informative. Alexander Yershin-One of the brightest people (which is very precisely called "devotees of Science"), and my daughter and I visit the museum pleased. Specially went here on one of the days of our trip to Nha Trang. Actually the exposition of the museum occupies one large room (about hundred square meters) on the second floor of the building. It is divided by light partitions on parts related to different periods of life of Alexander Yersina. Childhood and adolescence, student years, work with Pasteur, a trip to Indochina, discovery of the causative agent bubonic plague (named his name), etc. Descriptions in English are quite understandable. Exhibits are either original things of that era, or good copies. It was Very interesting to look at real household items and scientific devices of the end of XIX-first half of XX century.
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  • One Room on the second floor. Biologists and medics are instructive. It Is located on the territory of Infectious Hospital. The Entrance is paid.
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  • Really enjoyed this museum. Original artefacts, letters and furniture and equipment from Yersin and also some scientific equipment from Pasteur's museum. As a scientist I found this museum fascinating and learned much more than what I knew already about the plague. It's quite small but packs in a lot of information. A pleasant way to spend an hour or two.
  • Small museum but enough to learn many things about this Pasteur Institution's member biography and some of the worst diseases of the 19th century. What a doctor! Vietnamese were part of the research from the beginning, and that is not enough clear.
  • Cute little museum for the people interested in Alexandre Yersin.
  • Small museum but good
  • This museum is to the left upon entry. Entrance fee is 20 000 VND for adult. Located on the first floor are simple history related to Dr. Yersin. You can see certificates, letters, photos, maps, some artifacts and books. It is amazing with limited resources then discovery of vaccines can be made. It takes about 45 minutes to complete the tour and read the documentations. This museum is located near the beach and housed together with Pasteur Institute which is operational.
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