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. Put Vietnamese Women's Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hanoi vacation trip planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    We went as a part of our tour, and found this an interesting diversion. There were displays throughout the smallish building, and we did not need much more than the 30 odd minutes we had here. A big f...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We visited here with another family. 4 kids all up. The kids and adults found the museum really interesting, there was something for everyone from examples of traditional clothing to stories of inspir...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    The museum was an interesting cultural and historical experience in Hanoi! We paid an entrance fee and also received the audio for translation. Unfortunately, it was extremely hot and the place only h...  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    Worth a brief visit. Should only take an hour. Not worth paying twice the entrance fee by paying for a headset tour. The headset audio did not add interesting info. Each artifact already had good English descriptions.
  • June 29, 2017
    A museum focused on telling the stories about the everyday lives of Vietnamese women of all ethnicities. Ample captions in English and French, so you'd do fine wandering through the museum without an audio guide (which you can rent for 30,000 VND). Entrance ticket is 30,000 VND per person and is well worth the price. I especially enjoyed the exhibit showcasing the different wedding customs of the different ethnic groups!
  • July 13, 2017
    If you want to learn about the culture and lifestyle of the many ethnicities in Vietnam, this museum is definitely worth visiting. Everything is translated in English and in French. However I would not recommend the audio guide as it does not provide more info than the exhibits and it costs as much as the entrance fee.
  • May 17, 2017
    A unique museum, showing the life and culture of Vietnamese women from many different ethnic groups. Looks at history, economy, religion, fashion, and culture. Great for people of various interests! It's well put together and easy to follow, in English or Vietnamese. A good way to spend a couple hours!
  • May 19, 2017
    A must do! They give you the option of doing an audio tour throughout the museum and I would definitely recommend spending a little bit extra for it (60,000 dong with audio tour, 30,000 without). I left the history section choking back tears and with huge respect for the women.

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