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
    927 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, Colorado959 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
    475 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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Sue T
Bendigo, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I enjoyed the museum which was informative and revealing. Gave me somesurprising insights into women's lives in Vietnam over the years.
Three levels - 1st regarding marriage, children and mother. 2nd was about women in war including militia, guerillas, those in jail and protest. 3rd on different cultural dress.
Written 11 April 2024
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Adventurer746013
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Dont miss this. Beautiful museum, an important stop for us prior to heading north to Ha Giang and visiting ethnic vilages. The museum is very well curated and we easily could spend 2 hours there
Written 31 March 2024
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Maria W
London, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
One of my favourite museums. This museum is an eye-opening history of Vietnamese women. It discusses the economic and social expectations of women, their different experiences within different communities and their roles in the Vietnam war (both generalised and specific individuals who had significant impacts in battles or behind the front lines). I particularly loved the section on matriarchal religion. Even though the focus is on women, you still learn broadly about the north Vietnamese communities and their different cultures. If you have children there’s a room where they can play, filled with kids books about various topics including women.
It’s a fun one to do with friends, or to do solo.
Written 29 March 2024
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Kikki
Auckland, New Zealand361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Best museum we went to in Vietnam. While the focus was on women, the museum gave the most complete and tangible perspective on life in Vietnam today and in the past including daily life, traditions, and warfare.
Highly recommend the audio tour as it provides a lot of colour, interesting personal stories, and context for many of the displays.
Don't miss!!
Written 28 March 2024
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Camh4835
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Popped in for a walkabout one afternoon and didn't regret it. The museum is well structured, informative and super interesting. Each level is dedicated to a different aspect of life as a Vietnamese woman in the past or present. I would highly recommend it. I would just suggest going a bit early as it was rather busy at points.
Written 19 March 2024
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foodie50Ny
NY475 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
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.
Written 9 March 2024
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada452 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
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
Written 19 February 2024
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Shannon
Suva, Fiji1,142 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Museums content is decent with a lot of exhibits. But I think it's only a decent museum if you take the audio tour as the exhibits themselves although good in number need an explanation for better understanding of the women aspect. Good sized museum that can be covered under 30minutes.
Written 26 January 2024
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Lindsay Bennett-thompson
81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 5 January 2024
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mareew
Sydney, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Don’t miss this museum - don’t forget the audio with it which really covers the gamut.

I agree with previous reviews that post- revolution could be better covered - women in current society would be good to celebrate.

This museum covers the liberation well also - perhaps it is better curated that the national museum.
Written 31 December 2023
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