Museum of Da Nang was founded in 1989 and was originally located in Le Duan Street. In 2005 it was relocated to 24 Tran Phu Street where it officially opened…
Museum of Da Nang was founded in 1989 and was originally located in Le Duan Street. In 2005 it was relocated to 24 Tran Phu Street where it officially opened on 26 April 2011.
The new 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.
As they enter the museum, visitors will be impressed by a large sail-shaped relief representing Da Nang’s founding history.
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.