Vietnamese Women's Museum
Vietnamese Women's Museum
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Focused on the contribution of women to Vietnam's history and culture, this museum highlights their roles in Vietnam's many military conflicts as well as in commerce, including features on female street vendors, women's role in the family, and more recently, single mothers in Vietnam.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Francesca B
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    loved it!
    very interesting museum and we especially enjoyed the street seller video which was thought provoking. be aware that it is cash only because we went on our first day before going to an atm and then had to go searching for one nearby that accepted international cards! overall a really good museum and we enjoyed the visit greatly.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Ali_Royal_2015
    923 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved the Réhahn portraits!
    An interesting museum, exploring the experience of Vietnamese women past and present. I particularly enjoyed the Réhahn portraits of the beautiful old ladies. Reading about womens contributions to the war was also captivating. We took about an hour looking around the exhibitions, AC throughout and only 40k entry fee.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Tippy
    London, United Kingdom27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    5 mins walk from the lake this museum was a great find and well worth a visit. Covers fashion, culture and traditions. The role of women in society and during the war. Lovely gift shop and cold drinks available but no cafe. Helpful audio guide added great detail. All of the information boards in Vietnamese, French and English.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Garfieldluvr
    Denver, Colorado971 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Museum, Worth a Visit
    My boyfriend and I visited this museum for about an hour during our trip to Hanoi. We both enjoyed the museum and I think they did a great job covering all the angles of being a woman in Vietnam, both currently and historically. I especially enjoyed the exhibit on the women who fought in the military, very impressive stories. Like most places in Vietnam, they have no A/C but had a lot fans to help keep the building and people cool.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Lynn99999
    Melbourne, Australia81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience - eye opening and educational
    An excellent activity particularly on a rainy day. Well priced ticket, very well presented with each floor representing a different topic from history to culture. An eye opening and often emotional experience for me to read and watch videos of personal accounts. Highly recommend.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 September 2023
  • D13O
    The Hague, The Netherlands248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The women of Vietnam are awesome
    While this museum dedicated to women cant escape typical gender stereotypes (birth, fasion, marriage) it is an absolute tribute to the women of Vietnam. The museum gives insight in the different etnic groups of Vietnam and their rituals surrounding marriage and birth and the pivitol role women have in Vietnamees sociaty. The small differences between the different etnic groups are well explained and supported by the exhibits (spoiler, alcohol almost always plays a role. Beyond that the museum highlights the contribution of women to Vietnamees society and the resistance against French colonialism and the Vietnam war. A must see in my opinion.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Rob S
    Oxford, United Kingdom17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really well-put-together exhibition telling some fascinating stories
    A really nice exhibition. The main sections are on marriage/birth, famous women and fashion. The famous women section was particularly fascinating with artefacts owned by various influential revolutionaries telling stories of covert actions and brave leadership. The various traditions of marriage were very interesting too. Spent a good hour or so at the museum - lovely and quiet but do watch out for mosquitoes! It’s the only place I’ve seen them in Hanoi so far. Good little shop there for postcards etc
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 November 2023
  • Lindsay Bennett-thompson
    81 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Rainy Day Surprise
    A rainy day in Hanoi took us to this museum and I'm so pleased we did. The celebration of Vietnamese women and Vietnam's unique attitude of women's roles rarely seen through history. It's worth getting an audio guide which explains everything well and comes in approx 6 languages. The only suggestion I could give is to have more places to sit as you'll spend a few hours here and sometimes it's nice to sit to listen to the audio guide in some displays.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 January 2024
  • DotsGirl2
    Vancouver, Canada452 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Museum of Women’s Lives
    This is a four floor museum with lots of interesting information about women’s experiences like marriage, giving birth, being part of the resistance etc. the exhibits are great. The only thing I disliked was the constant propaganda when discussing women’s experience during the war
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 February 2024
  • foodie50Ny
    467 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum!
    Absolutely riveting museum that depicts the contributions of women to Vietnam society. Exhibits are well presented with great explanations. Do allow at least an hour to go through and see all the various floors. Truly an enjoyable learning experience.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 March 2024
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tois
Southampton, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We stayed 2 hours only at that really fascinating museum, however we had been exhausted after learning a lot. It's extremely well done. What would Vietnam be without the work of the females? It was extremely fascinating hearing females discuss whatever they did in the American war as well as definitely the street vendors of Hanoi speaking about the lifestyle of theirs.
Written 21 April 2020
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frog1010
Vancouver Island101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This museum was well organized with an easy to follow flow and storyline for visitors to follow. Each level of the museum show cases and celebrates a different aspect of Vietnamese history and culture through the lives and experiences of women. It was informative, engaging and moving. Highly recommended.
Written 28 February 2020
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Twelve S
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
In addition to learning about the role of women in Vietnam, our family (from USA, four kids between 6 and 11) obtained our best overview of Vietnamese history and culture in general at this museum. I really like the way that the museum's floors were organized thematically. Our kids really enjoyed the discovery zone/game room on the first floor, too. I'd suggest that you plan an hour here if you want to do it quickly and up to half a day if you really want to take your time through the exhibits. If your kids have short attention spans, there's plenty of visually stimulating displays.
Written 1 April 2020
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swissgirl_7
Gilly, Switzerland213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Kudos for creating a museum solely around women, celebrating their contribution to society.

Three floors dedicated to various aspects. One floor has a beautiful textile exhibition of different tribal dresses and accessories and the techniques necessary to create them. One floor dedicated to their role during the Vietnam conflicts, very moving testimonies and real film footage of that time. The side exhibition to mother goddess is fascinating and I learnt a lot. And lastly a floor dedicated to marriage and birth and the traditions surrounding these two events.

At the moment there is additionally an exhibition on the traditional dress Ao Dai in the entrance hall which is very beautiful.

I was rushed, having allowed just over a good hour to visit I think 90 minutes would be better. The explanations are in french and English as well as Vietnamese and the films are subtitled too. Great little museum shop at the end to purchase souvenirs without the hassle of haggling.

Definitely recommend.
Written 17 February 2020
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Ali_Royal_2015
923 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
An interesting museum, exploring the experience of Vietnamese women past and present. I particularly enjoyed the Réhahn portraits of the beautiful old ladies. Reading about womens contributions to the war was also captivating. We took about an hour looking around the exhibitions, AC throughout and only 40k entry fee.
Written 5 August 2023
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Lee C
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The museum is much more interesting than expected. Although it seems to be dedicated to half of the population that is often the silent partner, the women’s museum actually provides insights about vietnamese history, culture and society as a whole. The fashion section is visually appealing and informative, but it is the exhibits recognizing women’s roles in war, that left an impact with conflicting emotions of fascination, admiration, commiseration...
Written 17 January 2020
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hartplatt
Lowestoft, UK229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I recommend a visit to the women's museum. It was very interesting learning about the different tribes and their ancient customs and traditions (including clothing designs). Also different wedding customs - both Patriarchal and Matriarchal societies.

It was an eye-opener to discover women's role in the Independence and USA/Vietnam war too. There were some very brave women fighting for their families and what they truly believed in.

Audio guide was available in English and other languages.Some beautiful gowns were on display in the entrance too. Global fashions have been incorporated in traditional dress with things like a puffed sleeve or collar shape and size whilst maintaining the original shape of the áo dài.

A recommended museum.
Written 7 February 2020
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OV L
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
It's really a good place to see Vietnamese histories and cultural.
The place is really clean. I enter the museum on wednesday and the fee enter is VND 40.000.
At the first floor, you can buy the ticket or buy some souvenirs there. And you can also go to the upstairs and see it all.
I recommend it to anyone who like history.
Written 14 September 2022
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Nano
Jona, Switzerland27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We stayed two hours at this very interesting museum, but then we were tired after learning so much. It is so well done. What would Vietnam (and the world) be without the workload of the women? It was very interesting hearing women talk about what they did during the American war and also the street vendors of Hanoi talking about their life.
Written 7 February 2020
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MaryNML
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
We spent the afternoon there and it was very interesting although it was quite hot inside. It gave us an approach to their war history and how population were prepared to it. The important role of women in their society is highlighted there.
Written 16 January 2020
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