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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  • Very good compilation of the role of women in Viet Nam. In the cultural, political, family. Preferred. Easy to reach.
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  • I was hoping that this museum would really be a celebration of the woman in Vietnamese's history and life. Unfortunately it feel very short of this and I left feeling very uninspired and disappointed.  more »
  • Japan's image of the naginata is Viet Nam women as had guns and fight. Guide on the way to HA long Bay, Mr. Viet Nam was a just war for a long time, said at last, now comes the era of peace, but the country there have been situations like that and hurt people. I thought I was a victim. But such a view may be rude to the people who fought. My remarks to a lot of young women have lost their lives.
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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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