Ho Chi Minh Museum - Fragrant lotus in the heart of the capital
Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi, an important historical and cultural relic of the capital and the country, was inaugurated on May 19, 1990.
The museum, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the relic site create a combination of architecture, history and culture to commemorate the beloved leader of the Vietnamese people, the outstanding soldiers of the national liberation movement, and international communist and workers movements.
Ho Chi Minh Museum is located at No. 19, Ngoc Ha Street (Ba Dinh, Hanoi) and is a four-storey building with a total area of over 10.000 square metres. The building is designed based on the image of a lotus flower bloom, symbolising the virtuousness of President Ho Chi Minh.
The exhibition area of the museum is nearly 4000 square metres, introducing more than 100 thousand original artefacts and images reflecting the life and career of President Ho Chi Minh, associated with the important historical events of Vietnam and the world, from the end of the 19th century to the present.
At the drawing-room of the museum, there is a standing bronze statue of President Ho at a height of 3.5 meters and weighing three tonnes. Uncle Ho statue is located in front of a banyan tree and the sun, which are the symbol of light and the longevity of the nation.
The museum features three main sections, with the opening section presenting the life and revolutionary career of President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnamese people who executed the will of the President Ho Chi Minh City.
Area reproduces the house of President Ho Chi Minh’s family.
This place shows the documents and artefacts on the revolutionary life of Uncle Ho and the cause of national liberation in Vietnam.
After nearly twenty years of inauguration, the Ho Chi Minh Museum has collected and received over 7,000 documents, artefacts and films, including many rare original objects.
The number of visitors to the museum has been increasing, especially on national holidays and weekends, with the number of visitors increasing to twenty thousand people.