Hue Royal Antiquities Museum was established in 1923 and originally named Musée Khai Dinh (Khai Dinh museum), one of the first museums in Vietnam. The museum is the place where many collections of ancient Hue are on display and preserved. Most of them are royal antiquities in ranges of porcelain, enamelled bronze wares, royal attires, royal seals, musical instruments used in offering ceremonies, glass paintings, red lacquered and gilded and mother-of-pearl inlaid woodwork, etc. In addition, there is also a collection of unique and diversified Cham sculptures.
Long An palace, the main displaying hall of the museum, is one of the most beautiful royal structures of Vietnam today and among the Complex of Hue Monuments - the World Cultural Heritage inscribed by UNESCO in 1993.