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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  • Good to know the history of Vietnam women. the Museum has many information and photos about the women of Vietnam in the past. More emphasis on the contribution of women during the war.  more »
  • The museum is heavilly influenced by communist ideology. It is dividend into parts. The one about womens' lives is good. Do not waste time with section about women at war.  more »
  • This place is worth visiting . Very encouraging to see that there are some places that the rescued women be work and develop skills also Blooms Cakes is worth a look at  more »
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  • 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.
  • An amazing museum with very well curated stories representing the diversity of Vietnamese people. Make sure that you get the audio guide as that is what makes the experience so much better. Also budget for two hours of time. The exhibits on the Vietnam war, specially the reunification are very moving. Overall, a must visit when in Hanoi!
  • An eye opening experience from a perspective of an American. To see the cultural differences from Vietnam to America are truly profound. Vietnam really prizes and cherishes their women and is noted throughout lots of their history. There are lots of artifacts from hill tribes, fashion, military, and spiritual embodiment. I found all of it quite interesting. The military history was rather interesting to see their side of the war and how women were utilized and honored. Overall it’ll take at least two hours to really absorb the content on display here. There is a cafe there and a gift shop as well.
  • It's the most amazing museum in Hanoi, I love it. I intended to spend 2-3 hours here but finally it took me nearly 4 hours to go through all the exhibition without stop (I can still spend more time there since there are so much to learn and see). The museum is well decorated with different themes in different floors. My favorite part is the costume of Vietnamese women (fyi, we have 54 peoples). I highly recommend audio guide, it's so cheap for the load of knowledge you will get and the amazement you surely have.

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