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17 places to visit in Hanoi: 17 famous museums containing many historical memories of Vietnam (Part 2)

Armed Forces Museum

Armed Forces Museum
Armed Forces Museum

Address: No. 23 Giang Van Minh, Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

Opening time: Military Information Museum is open from Monday to Friday From 8 am to 11 am; 13h30-16h30

Admission Price: FREE

Bus stop: Bus No. 22, 32, 34, 50

The Museum of Armed Forces and Information under the Department of Politics, Armed Forces and Information belongs to the military history type with the task of researching, collecting, inventorying, displaying, propagating, and introducing valuable documents and artifacts. historical, cultural and scientific values, reflecting the process of building, fighting and growing up of the Communication Army in the cause of national liberation, national reunification, and national construction and defense. Military Information Museum was established on May 19, 1985.

Vietnam Military History Museum

Vietnam Military History Museum
Vietnam Military History Museum

Address: No. 28A Dien Bien Phu, Dien Bien, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

Opening time: Vietnam Military History Museum is open from Monday to Sunday From 8:00 am to 11:30 am; 13h-16h30

Admission: 0-6 years old: FREE, 6-15 years old: 10k, 15 years old and up 20k

Bus stop: Bus numbers 09, 18, 41

Vietnam Military History Museum is one of six national museums and the first museum of the military museum system, established on July 17, 1956, at 28A Dien Bien Phu Street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi. The museum is currently displaying and storing thousands of artifacts, including many rare and precious artifacts, especially 04 National Treasures, including Aircraft MIG 21 No. 4324, Aircraft MIG 21 No. 5121, Plate Map of Ho Chi Minh campaign determination, T54B tank number 843.

Over 60 years of construction and growth under the leadership and direction of the Central Military Commission, the Ministry of National Defense, and directly the Head of the General Department of Politics, the Vietnam Military History Museum has gradually developed both the organizational structure as well as the functions and tasks of performing well the role of a cultural institution, an important part of the system of organizational apparatus for party and political activities of the Vietnam People’s Army.

Border Museum

Border Museum
Border Museum

Address: No. 2 Tran Hung Dao, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Opening time: Bien Phong Museum is open from Monday to Friday From 8:00 am to 11:30 am; 13h-16h30

Admission price: FREE

Bus stop: Bus numbers 02, 03, 35, 43, 49

The Border Guard Museum was established on March 3, 1989, under the Political Department, Border Guard Command. Border Guard Museum ranked 2nd, according to the ranking decision of Vietnam Museum. The Border Guard Museum is a type of military history that has the task of researching, collecting, inventorying, displaying, propagating, and introducing documents and artifacts of historical, cultural, and scientific value and reflection. the process of building, fighting and maturing the border guards in the cause of national liberation, national reunification, national construction, and defense.

Read more: 17 places to visit in Hanoi: 17 famous museums containing many historical memories of Vietnam (Part 3)

Museum of Air Defense – Air Force

Museum of Air Defense – Air Force
Museum of Air Defense – Air Force

Address: No. 171 Truong Chinh, Khuong Mai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi

Opening time: Air Defense Museum – Air Force is open from Monday to Sunday (Except for Friday) From 8 am-11h30; 13h-16h30

Admission Price: FREE

Bus stop: Bus numbers 16, 19, 24

Air Defense – Air Force Museum is under the Political Department, Air Defense – Air Force Service, formerly known as the Air Defense Army’s Traditional Room, established in 1958. The museum is ranked 2nd in the system of Vietnam Museums. The museum was newly built in 2004, and inaugurated on August 28, 2007, and is a place to store images, documents and artifacts that demonstrate the process of birth, construction, battle, growth and war. The victory of the Air Defense – Vietnam Air Force 73 large-sized artifacts is scientifically displayed outdoors, introducing collections of unique weapon artifacts about the Air Defense – Air Force anti-aircraft artillery, radar, air force, missile.

Weapons that have achieved many outstanding feats: the 37 mm cannon of To Vinh Dien battery participating in the Dien Bien Phu Campaign; the journey of the US-made 90 mm cannon participating in the first battle victory on August 5, 1964; Radar broadcast management of the sky by electromagnetic waves, during the 12 days and night campaign in 1972, the signal of the B-52 strategic aircraft was detected 35 minutes early to notify the Hanoi army and people to prepare for battle; The rocket launcher shot down the first B-52 aircraft in the “Hanoi – Dien Bien Phu in the air” Campaign in December 1972; A MiG-21 shot down a B-52 on the night of December 27, 1972.

In addition, the artifact collections also include MiG-17, MiG-19, MiG-21 aircraft, transport helicopters, anti-submarine hunting helicopters and several attack aircraft obtained from My Wei, including A-37 aircraft, Quyet Thang Squadron used to bomb Tan Son Nhat airport, contributing to victory in the historic Ho Chi Minh Campaign…; several weapons and means that the enemy used in the Vietnam War.

People’s Public Security Museum

People's Public Security Museum
People’s Public Security Museum

Address: No. 1 Tran Binh Trong, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Opening time: The People’s Public Security Museum is open from Monday to Sunday (Except for Friday) From 8:00 am to 11:30 am; 13h-16h30

Admission Price: FREE

Bus stop: Bus numbers 03, 11, 40, 43

The People’s Public Security Museum is a place to store and preserve nearly 20,000 artifacts about the traditional history of fighting, construction and development of the Vietnam People’s Public Security, in which, the museum display system has introduced many new features. introduced nearly 2,000 artifacts. Depicting the image of a policeman soldier “For the country forgets himself, for the people to serve” in the struggle to protect and build the country.

Born in the August Revolution in 1945, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Ho Chi Minh, inheriting and promoting the fine tradition of the nation, the People’s Public Security Forces constantly grew, established many achievements in making great contributions to the revolutionary cause of national liberation, building and defending the socialist Vietnamese Fatherland. That glorious and heroic tradition of the Vietnamese People’s Police is a great and extremely valuable material and spiritual asset of the People’s Police force and of the entire Party, army and people in the cause of security protection. The security and order of the Fatherland should be preserved, inherited and promoted from generation to generation.

Stemming from that meaning, to recognize the great merits of generations of police officers and soldiers, long-term preservation of historical images, documents and artifacts about the police force, do good traditional education, fostering revolutionary knowledge and sentiments for generations of police officers and soldiers, serving immediate and long-term political requirements, the construction of a museum of the People’s Police force has been directed and prepared by the leadership of the Ministry of Home Affairs (now the Ministry of Public Security) for many years.

Vietnam Revolution Museum

Vietnam Revolution Museum
Vietnam Revolution Museum

Address: No. 25 Tong Dan, Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Opening time: Vietnam Revolution Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday From 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; 13h-16h30

Admission Price: FREE

Bus stop: Bus numbers 03, 43, 43, 55

Vietnam Revolution Museum is a place to recreate the history of the Vietnamese people’s hundreds of years of struggle against the French, Japanese, the US, against feudalism, to regain independence, freedom and democracy for Vietnam. Department of Invalids and Invalids of Vietnam, the main side faces Tran Quang Khai Street, the back side is Ton Dan. After the renovation, there are 29 rooms, displaying over 40,000 artifacts. The first room introduces the people and country of Vietnam, the last room introduces the solidarity of the world with Vietnam. 27 other rooms display artifacts about the struggle of anti-French, anti-Japanese, anti-Americans, from the 19th century to 1975.

There are collections on the revolutionary activities of Ho Chi Minh and other leaders, books and newspapers of the Communist Party of Vietnam (1920-1945), the Party’s flag in 1930, the red flag with yellow star in 1941, Collecting weapons, especially the blade of the Red Guards in Nghe An in 1930, the rear gun of the Bac Son guerrillas in 1941, the B-52 aircraft missile launcher…

To be continued

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