Alexandre Yersin Museum, Nha Trang

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Alexandre Yersin Museum documents the life and work of a Swiss-born doctor who founded the Nha Trang Pasteur Institute in the 19th century. Dr. Yersin discovered the microbe responsible for the bubonic plague, and brought quinine- and rubber-producing trees to Vietnam. The museum features his library and office, filled with lab equipment and astronomical instruments. Alexandre Yersin Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • We had the pleasure of exploring this little museum in February 2020 (just before covid struck). I had not heard of Alexandre Yersin before my visit - but had heard of Yersinia pestis, the bacterium.....  more »
  • If you are a history buff and would like to learn about a genius of a man and his life then do come here and spend some time. Yersin was an amazing person who changed the world to become a better...  more »
  • Really enjoyed this museum. Original artefacts, letters and furniture and equipment from Yersin and also some scientific equipment from Pasteur's museum. As a scientist I found this museum fascinating and learned much more than what I knew already about the plague. It's quite small but packs in a lot of information. A pleasant way to spend an hour or two.
  • Small museum but enough to learn many things about this Pasteur Institution's member biography and some of the worst diseases of the 19th century. What a doctor! Vietnamese were part of the research from the beginning, and that is not enough clear.
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