History Museum

Ernest Hébrard
1930





The entrance facade

Designed by a French architect, this museum is usually defined as "Neo-Vietnamese" in style—a combination of Vietnamese palace and French villa. The golden color (often with dark green shutters) is common in French colonial buildings in Vietnam. The porte cochere seems to be a more recent addition.
 
 

View of the side

 

Colonnades, brackets, balustrades--all with a Chinese look

 

The end opposite the cupola

 

Views of the cupola

 

The side of the museum with an adjoining sculpture garden

Sorry about the repairs on the tile roof. Go here to see examples of works in the sculpture garden and inside the museum.



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