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Museum of Worldwide Arms, Vung Tau

| 26 Jul 2018


Museum of Worldwide Arms, Vung Tau
98 Tran Hung Dao, Vung Tau
8AM to 6PM 7 days

26 Jul 2018

The Museum of Worldwide Arms is an exhibition of arms and uniforms from the private collection of Robert Taylor - a long term British expat in Vung Tau. Almost all the pieces are original. It’s a fascinating if unlikely museum in a handsome colonial-era villa.

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British oil and gas professional Robert Taylor has been based in Vung Tau for decades. And he’s been collecting arms and uniforms for even longer.

World Armaments Museum, Vung Tau
Photo: Mark Bowyer World Armaments Museum, Vung Tau

The Museum of Worldwide Arms brings Taylor’s collection from around the world, to Vung Tau. The collection includes armour, weapons and uniforms British, Australian, Vietnamese forces through history, and more. It has no particular connection to the Vietnam War - however the Australian collection, does make references.

Taylor’s museum is a labour of love and a considerable accomplishment. Importing such a vast collection of weapons into Vietnam was likely a major challenge. Taylor is frequently at the museum and is happy to chat with visitors.

Mark Bowyer
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