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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  • If you did the North Viet Nam and visie Hamon or Zao villages, you will find all the costumes that are encountered during your journey. Many costumes, each more beautiful than the other. This museum is a leader not to be missed.
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  • I highly recommend this museum that will open your eyes on the condition of women in Vietnam. Museum is split in different sections from family life, to division of labour between men & women and vari...  more »
  • This should be a must-see on your Hanoi stay. It offered amazing insights into culture and history, focussing on the role of women. The floor on marriage, and the cultures associated with matrilineal ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This was probably the best thing I did in Hanoi. I absolutely loved this museum. On the ground floor there is a golden statue of a woman holding a child, on your left side is where you purchase tickets and the audio tour. The audio tour is amazing and for only a dollar or so more it's worth it. My favorite floor is the 2nd, it explores the role women played during the Vietnam war and to say it is incredible is an understatement. I thoroughly enjoyed this museum and hope everyone who has a chance will go see it.
  • Very good museum with lots of information. Be sure to take the package including the audio guide. Recommended, although I usually don’t even enjoy museums!
  • It was really nice to learn more about the important roles Vietnamese woman have played in through history. It was encouraging that they included so much information about ethnic minorities' traditions as well! The only disappointment was the lack of information about historic woman past the 60's.(like the trung sisters)

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