Although not a famous museum, the Alexandre Yersin Museum is a must-visit for those keen on learning about the life and work of Dr Alexandre Yersin; a popular bacteriologist. Located in Yersin’s former home, the museum focuses on the prominent Frenchman’s contributions and research that greatly benefited the Vietnamese, such as discovering plague-causing bacterium and introducing rubber and quinine-producing trees. Visitors will come across a collection of equipment used by Yersin, book collections from his library, his desk, an enormous telescope, a 3-D photo viewer and more. They will also get to watch a short film on the French medical pioneer’s life. There are tours conducted in French, English and Vietnamese.
Monday to Friday: 7.30-11am & 2-4.30pm Saturday: 8-11am
Around 1 hour
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families
The equipment, the library and the lab
Muslim visitors to the Alexandre Yersin Museum will not be able to find prayer facilities. There are also no known mosques or Islamic Centres in the city of Nha Trang. There is however a small Muslim community in the city. Muslim tourists can therefore ask locals, or make inquires at the local Halal restaurant about the presence of prayer facilities in the city.
The Alexandre Yersin Museum is not known to house any food outlets. Nha Trang city however does have a plethora of restaurants and food vendors. While most of these establishments will not serve Halal food, there are a few a Halal restaurants in the city. Omar’s Indian Restaurant is one such establishment serving Halal food in Nha Trang.