The War Remnants Museum is a war museum at No. 28 Vo Van Tan street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It primarily contains to exhibits relating to the Vietnam War, but also includes many exhibits relating to the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists. Operated by the Vietnamese government, an earlier version of this museum opened on September 4, 1975, as the "Exhibition House for US and Puppet Crimes" located in the premises of the former United States Information Agency building.
In 1990, the name was changed to Exhibition House for Crimes of War and Aggression. In 1995, following the normalization of diplomatic relations with the United States and end of the US embargo a year before, the references to "war crimes" and "aggression" were dropped from the museum's title as well; it became the "War Remnants Museum".
At recently, the museum preserves over 20,000 documents, object and photography, including over 1,500 documents, object and photography were presented 8 topics in frequently exhibition. In 35 years for opening, the museum welcomed more than 15 million domestic and foreign visitors. Nowadays, about 500,000 visitors come each year, the War Remnants museum is one of tourist culture destination having highly attractive, is to be trusted by the pulic.
Many of the atrocities documented here were well-publicised but rarely do Westerners hear the victims of US military action tell their own stories. While some displays are one-sided, many of the most disturbing photographs illustrating US atrocities are from US sources, including those of the infamous My Lai Massacre.
US armoured vehicles, artillery pieces, bombs and infantry weapons are on display outside. One corner of the grounds is devoted to the notorious French and South Vietnamese prisons on Phu Quoc and Con Son Islands. Artefacts include that most iconic of French appliances, the guillotine, and the notoriously inhumane ‘tiger cages’ used to house Viet Cong (Vietnamese Communists; VC) prisoners.
The War Remnants Museum is currently one of the most popular museums in Vietnam, attracting approximately half a million visitors every year. According to the museum's own estimates, about two-thirds of these are foreigners.
Address: No. 28 Vo Van Tan Street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Opening Hours: From 7:00 to 12:00 on morning, 13:30 to 17:00 on afternoon. All days of the week (including holidays)
Tel: +84 839306325