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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  • This scientist, was and is the most respected locals European. Dr. Jersin (1863-1943) proved in Vietnam in 1889, the year after the work of Louis Pasteur in Paris and stayed to work in this country. Doctor famous for discoveries in microbiology and Virology, in particular he identified the causative agent of the plague bubonoj. Its traditions are scientists from the year 1895 they founded the Pasteur Institute. Alexander also Jersin was the first who began to plant rubber and hinnye trees in Vietnam. Interior of the Museum Office and library of Dr. Jersina. It is interesting to visit the Museum not for entertainment. the life of French colonialists, the memory of European scientist devoted life to Viet Nam.
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  • Went there last sunday but it was closed and seemed under construction, no sign for the opening date.  more »
  • Didn't start too well as the tickets were being sold by the carpark attendant who tried to short change us, but a smile and a no addressed that. No real direction signs but it is the building on the l...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Definitely the place if you have a fetish for old scientific gear. Would have loved more signage around what the man was about and what the equipment was. In and out in 40 mins.
  • Cute museum about Alexander Yersin. Small and with a limited collection, but interpretation in English and cool science stuff. Worth a beach detour.
  • CLOSED FROM FEBRUARY 14th TO 20th DUE TO TET HOLIDAY
  • It explains quite well the history and the life of Alexandre Yersin, and brings you on a voyage back in time. It includes several authentic items from his life.

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