The Vietnamese Women's Museum

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What we say: 2.5 stars

Closed for some years for renovation, the Women’s Museum re-opened with a bang in 2011 and is definitely worth a visit.

Spread over five floors, it houses permanent and temporary displays related to the lives of women in Vietnam. Sections are devoted to subjects such as marriage, birth and women’s role in the wars and are full of quality displays, including a life size display of a matrimonial bed, minus the married couple, thank goodness. Other exhibits of note include key women in society, family life and women’s fashion.

The temporary exhibitions are excellent too and can be worth the entrance fee alone. Previous subjects have included ‘Single Woman’s Voice’ about single mothers in Soc Son district, one of the poorest in Hanoi; an exhibition by Peace House about trafficking; ‘Everlasting Memories’, which displays items illustrating the moving stories about thousands of Vietnamese girls and women who devoted their lives to the liberation of the nation in the resistance wars from 1945-1975.

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36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi
Opening Hours: 08:00-16:30, closed Mondays
Last updated: 26th September, 2013

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  • Definitley open, definitely worthwhile

    19th January, 2013

    I enjoyed this museum a lot! Very well displayed artifacts and information in concise Vietnamese, French and English captions. The short doco on the lives of women street vendors in Hanoi offers a useful perspective for the way you view the city. Also, if you aren't planning a visit to the marvelous Ethnology museum, the Women's Museum has a great display of the clothing and wedding related customs of some of Vietnams many ethnic groups.
    All the video screens were working and there were even a few interactive displays: more than can be said of the History Museum.

    The Vietnamese Women's Museum reviewed by enday (2)
    Written on 19th January, 2013, rated 4 out of 5. Visited here in January, 2013

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