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Vietnamese Women's Museum, Hanoi

(4.4/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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. The highlight of the museum for most visitors is a historic display inspired by the sacrifices and feats of war heroines. Put Vietnamese Women's Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hanoi vacation trip planner.
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  • An interesting place. There are five floors each showcasing women and their role in the family, in history fighting for their country and their ethnic groups. There is a bit of reading to do, the info...  more »
  • Every country should have such a museum. Vietnam really treasures their females' contributions in every field of endeavour - be it war, work, art and everyday life and they have chronicled their heroi...  more »
  • This is probably the best museum in Hanoi. Many floors covering different parts of Vietnamese life from the perspective of women. Exhibits on the ethnic minorities, weddings, agricultural work, life d...  more »
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  • This is the most ancient street in the capital city, with many French-style buildings, foreign embassies, hotels and government offices. The museum opened to public in 1995 and had been renovated between 2006 and 2010. This Museum is dedicated to the Vietnamese Women. More than 1000 materials, photos and objects displayed in the permanent exhibition show the role the Vietnamese women played in the History and currently play in Arts and in the Family life. The museum also organizes thematic exhibitions to show changes and development of the contemporary society.
  • Good museum with interested about Vietnam culture. I like that they collact many dress on the minority which look amazing for me. reasonable entrance fee. Must visit.
  • Women should always be acknowledged for existing in a society. Every country should have one.
  • Interesting perspective, and a good place to learn more about Vietnam's culture. The displays include traditions of some ethnic minorities. Good price as well.
  • An absolute must. The Women's Museum was one of the highlights of my time in Hanoi, exploring the roles and activities of women in Vietnam's various diverse ethnic groups. Make sure you set aside a couple of hours in order to fully explore the exhibits. Of particular interest for me was the level on women in combat, as well as the special exhibit on Mother Goddess worship in Vietnam.