Housed in a white, neoclassical structure built in 1886 and once known as Gia Long Palace, the Saigon Revolutionary Museum is a singularly beautiful and amazing building. The Museum displays artifacts from the various periods of the communist struggle for power in Vietnam.
The Saigon Revolutionary Museum is one of the must see of Ho Chi Minh City Tourist Attractions and a museum that displays items which are related to the invasion of Vietnam by French colonialists, the founding of the Vietnam Communist Party, the anti-French resistance in Saigon, the Gia Dinh (1945 to 1954), the anti-American movement, the national resistance of Saigon-Gia Dinh and the Ho Chi Minh Campaign.
The construction of the Saigon revolutionary museum started in 1885 and was completed in 1890 under the design of French architect Alfred Foulhoux. Latter the building became the residence of Japanese Governor, the Minoda. It was also the office of the Nam Bo Provisional Administrative Committee in 1945 and of the Republic of France High Commissioner. The building was later reconverted into the residence of the Governor of Nam Ky. Until August 1978, the building was finally turned into the Saigon Revolutionary Museum
Inside the Saigon revolutionary museum displays are only described in Vietnamese. Outside the museum is a collection of military hardware including a tank and a helicopter. Built in a classical style in the late 1880’s, the museum building itself is of interest as it was formerly the palace of the governor of Cochinchina and the Supreme Court.
Address: No.65 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: Daily from 08:00 to 17:00
Admission fee: 15.000 VND