The museum incorporates the reconstructed walls of a citadel built by Emperor Minh Mang at the beginning of the 19th century. The three-floor museum houses more than 2,500 photos and artifacts, more than 1,900 of which are original and have been collected from Da Nang and neighbouring areas since national reunification in 1975. Many are on public display for the first time.
What to explore:
The first floor displays Da Nang’s prehistoric times and its culture, the construction and development of the City, and the local traditional craft villages such as the Nam O fish sauce making village, Tuy Loan rice paper village and Non Nuoc stone carving village.
The second floor houses exhibits on war crimes and the aftermath of the various wars fought on Vietnamese soil, especially relating to the French and Americans in Da Nang.
The third floor showcases the cultural features of minority ethnic groups in the central region, especially Da Nang. Also on this floor is a 30-seat cinema where visitors can view documentaries on Da Nang’s history and culture.
How to get there:
From airport: 4 km away, go by motorbike or bicycle
From train station: 2 km away, go by motorbike or bicycle
From Hoi An ancient town: 30km away, go by taxi or bus