Ho Chi Minh City is well-known for its rich and diverse culture. It is clearly visible through monuments, historical attractions, and displayed remnants in places like the museums. Coming to these art museums, you will learn more about the history, culture as well as the mindset, and lifestyle of people living in the city. If you have the opportunity, take your time to visit these art museums in Ho Chi Minh City to enrich your trip.
Address: 97A Pho Duc Chinh Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Closed on Monday)
Entrance fee: VND 30,000
Fine Arts Museum
This museum used to be the villa of one of the four richest men in Saigon - Hui Bon Hoa (also known as Uncle Hoa). With its ancient architecture combining the two cultures of East and West and a location in the city's center, the museum always catches the attention of tourists. Fine Arts Museum was officially opened in 1992, presenting many precious paintings, sculptures, and artifacts in Vietnam history, culture, and lifestyle.
Address: 2 Street 9, Tan Hung Ward, District 7
About a 10-minute walk from Lotte Mart in District 7, about 5 km from Ben Thanh Market. It would take approximately 15 minutes to get there by car from Ho Chi Minh City center.
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 9 AM - 8 PM
Entrance fee: VND 200,000 on weekdays and VND 250,000 on weekend
Artinus 3D Art Museum
With hundreds of extremely creative 3D paintings, Artinus 3D Museum is a work of Korean artists. There are 9 different themes: Aqua Zone, Animal Zone, Masterpiece Zone, Vietnam Zone, Egypt Adventure Zone, Giant Zone, Fantasy Zone, Strange House Zone, and Love Zone; the intelligent combination between paintings and objects create a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors. It is one of the fascinating museums in Vietnam to visit.
Address: 15 Nguyen U Di Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2
This museum is located near the Saigon River, quite far from Ho Chi Minh City's center. If you travel by car or taxi, you will have to travel 11 km from Ben Thanh Market and should be there in about half an hour.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 AM - 7 PM (closed on Monday)
Entrance fee: VND 35,000
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The Factory Contemporary Art Center
Among the art museums in Ho Chi Minh City, the Factory is the first museum built exclusively for contemporary art. In addition to preserving and continuing the value of contemporary art, museums hold art exhibitions every month to showcase valuable works of art and carry out activities such as organizing events and community programs to provide an authentic experience for visitors to contemporary art.
Ao Dai Museum
Address: 206/19/30 Long Thuan, Long Phuoc Ward, District 9. It is about 25-30 km away from the city, which would take you an hour to get there by car or taxi.
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Entrance fee: VND 100,000
Ao Dai Exhibition
Address: 2nd Floor, Saigon House, 77 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Entrance fee: VND 200,000
Ao Dai Museum and Ao Dai Exhibition
The Ao Dai Museum is in District 9, an outskirt of Ho Chi Minh City, but coming here, you will get to see not only beautiful Ao Dai but also beautiful architecture like temples and wooden houses which reminds you of old Vietnam. On the other hand, located in the heart of the central district, Ao Dai Exhibition is definitely suitable for who wants to get a quick glimpse of the development of Ao Dai. This place is the miniature version of the Ao Dai Museum in District 9 but still ensure the display of main periods in the history of Ao Dai’s development.
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Address: 31C Le Quy Don Street, Ward 7, District 3
Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 12 PM and 2 PM - 4 PM (closed on Saturday and Sunday)
Entrance fee: The ticket price depends on which exhibition is held.
Duc Minh Private Museum
Duc Minh was a famous art collector of the 20th century. This museum is named after him and used for organizing private exhibitions including some works in his collection with many different concepts. Duc Minh private gallery consists of the extensive collection which is originally established in Hanoi in the 1930s. At present, Duc Minh private gallery contains both works from pre-war and contemporary art.
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Besides the information technologies development in Ho Chi Minh City, the city still remains a lot of cultural values that reflect authentically the lifestyle of people living in Saigon over the years, from past to present. Those collections are reserved thoroughly in these museums above. By visiting these museums, you observe not only marvelous paintings, sculptures and many other works of art but also the unique architecture of each building.
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