Vietnamese Women's Museum, Hanoi

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At Vietnamese Women's Museum, learn how working women, mothers, wives, and female warriors helped shape the country's history and culture. This modern museum explores different roles women played (and still do) in the development of various aspects of Vietnamese society--ranging from the private sector of household and family life to the public sector of trade and military conflicts. The museum opened in 1995 and today boasts a collection of more than 1,000 items arranged in thematic displays featuring themes of marriage, fashion, war, commerce, etc. After your tour you can relax in the museum cafe or browse products made by disadvantaged groups in the gift shop. To visit Vietnamese Women's Museum and get the most from your holiday in Hanoi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hanoi holiday maker tool .
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  • We were told to visit this museum, but we found it quite drab and did not complete the tour. Cheap to get in 30,000 Dong. Their are English explanations, some people may find it interesting but not us...  more »
  • Nicely presented and also filled with good explanations in English displays the job of females in the family, fashion and life, history. Great movies of block vendors, costumes coming from the fifty f...  more »
  • Loads of information about life in Vietnam, focused on women. Five floors of exhibits with Vietnamese and English explanations. Audio tour available for just a couple of bucks. The floor on the Vietna...  more »
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  • Inspiring, especially the section about women in military and sacrificing their lives for Vietnam. I thoroughly appreciate the fact that Hanoi has a museum dedicated to their women, and shows that hey have a deep respect for the women in the country and how much they do for the nation, even in the smaller things that is often considered their duty, such as looking after children or cooking etc. They pay homage to the fact that there is so much more to looking after children and cooking for the family and explore the little Vietnamese customs regarding child birth, cooking etc. We especially enjoyed the section that paid tribute to the women who fought in the war, or fought for Vietnam and valiantly lost their lives because of it, it was especially inspiring to realise just how YOUNG these kids were. I think there was a girl who joined the military when she was 14, and died just before she turned 18, and that is so brave. Definitely worth checking out, and worth understanding Vietnamese women a little bit more.
  • The best museum of Hanoi and one of the best museum I ever seen! All women related the museum is dividend in many different floors. As the Vietnamese women in daily life, Vietnamese women during the war, Vietnamese ethnicity Women, Women traditions, and also a part dedicated to the ancient Vietnamese Religion of the 5 Mother Goddess, really unique experience. Entrance fee is not expensive the building is new and clean, a must to see place In Hanoi!!!
  • The Vietnamese Women's museum should maybe be called "Vietnam's Historic Culture Through the Lense of Women's Traditional Roles Museum" but nonetheless was quiet engrossing and very well done. The propaganda posters were a highlight, along with (for my very particular intersection of interests) the extremely well displayed examples of specific traditional textiles used by Vietnam's many ethnic minority groups for wedding costumes. I'd definitely recommend the higher priced ticket that "includes" the audio guide if you go!
  • The best museum in Vietnam. If you go here, you HAVE TO get the audio guide ticket and listen on the headphones, a completely mind blowing and beautiful experience. I spent 3 weeks in Vietnam, north and south, and this museum was the highlight of the whole trip. Best I’ve been to in my life. The women in the war level is the best and be sure to pick up a copy of the novel mentioned, “last night I dreamed of peace”
  • Really enjoyed my visit here. I thought the exhibits were well done, especially with the added info in the audio tour. The themed floors make it easy to choose where to go if you're short on time. My only complaint was that the women in history section was only about the wars with the French and the US, I was hoping for something before that in addition. Definitely worth a visit, get the audio guide if you have 2 hours to see everything.
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