In December 1954, after two months turning back the capital, the Goverment Coucil decided to build the Revolution Museum which was inaugurated on January 6, 1959.
Located in the area of Tong Dan and Tran Quang Khai street, Vietnam Museum of Revolution was formerly the department of war invalids which then was redesigned into 29 galleries with more than 40,000 historical exhibits. It’s really a nice place for those having a special passion on museums.
The first gallery introduces about the country and people of Vietnam, and the last gallery is about the union relationship between Vietnam and other countries in the world. The remaining 27 rooms display exhibits on the struggle of Vietnamese people against French colonial and Japanese fascists, American imperialism from the mid-nineteenth century to the spring of 1975.
Here, there are precious collections such as: the collection of objects of President Ho Chi Minh and other leaders, the collection of books and newspapers of the Party which were published in the period of 1920-1945, the collection of flags including Party flag in 1930, “the red flag with a gold star” in 1941…, the collection of weapons.
Vietnam Museum of Revolution displays the history of building and protecting the country from the beginning to the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.