This homage to Vietnam's independence movement offers the usual blurry photographs along with some more interesting artefacts such as the microphone Ho Chi Minh used to read the Declaration of Independence. Located on Hanoi's Ton Dan and a short walk from Hanoi's Old Quarter, Revolution Museum is open daily except on Mondays. The entrance fee is a paltry VND15,000. Unless you're well-schooled on the museum's subject matter, you may want to bring your dog-eared copy of Revolutionary Fighters For Dummies.
Hanoi's Revolution Museum was established in 1959 in a two-storey building formerly occupied by Vietnam's Trade Department. The museum was repurposed into 30 galleries and today contains thousands of historical exhibits divided into three categories: 1858-1945; 1945-1975 and 1975-present day. Make sure to check out the interior and exterior design of the building, a gorgeous example of French colonial architecture in early 20th century Hanoi.