|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|
Great museum with three different levels of exhibits. One level focuses on women and family life including marriage and child bearing. The second level focuses on womens role in wars and resistance. The third level focuses on fashion. Thorough exhibit with detailed audioguide featuring stories from women throughout Vietnam. Easy to understand with English translations. French translations were also on the display cases.
Wonderful and thoughtful museum. 2 tips: 1) Splash out the 30 000 dong more for the audio guide. You'll get an order of magnitude more out of the experience. 2) Check out the video about the street vendors. This was a poignant and relatable part of the museum as much as anything else you'll come across in any museum in Hanoi.
It was such a good experienced I was first disappointed by the first floor (marriage and kids) as it was quite shallow to my own liking But second floor was just on point. It shows the influence women has during al the wars and revolutions in Vietnam. It is very well documented with a huge amount of pictures, pieces from the war (letters/weapons etc). I enjoyed that exhibition and would go back for it on its own. 30 000 dongs 60 000 with the audio guide. I didn't get it and spent time reading all the charts instead. Still very enjoyable. Proud to be a woman with role models like these girls who fought in the war when they were barely out of their teenage years
The first and third floors were disappointing. The first floor (children and marriage) needed more research/context. The second floor about women in history was extremely interesting! The third floor (fashion) needed more explanations. Like other history museums, it’s a little Anti-America/Europe.The glass plaques are a little hard to read at times, and the English translations were average. It’s a great experience, but don’t expect it to be life changing. If one is running out of time, I would recommend just seeing the second floor.
It was nice and informative. I couldn't spend long there reading everything on display but I watched a video there about the fruit selling ladies of Hanoi which was good. Probably there are many interesting videos there of interviews with Vietnamese women translated. About 5 floors to wander around keeping cool out of Hanoi's hot summer then treat yourself just around the corner at the Uudam Chay vegetarian restaurant.
I really enjoyed exploring this museum. The flow wasn't quite there in terms of some of the displays, but it gave a fascinating overview of the life of women in Vietnamese society (now and in the past). I found the information on the role of women in the war particularly interesting, and some of the stories were very harrowing. Great to see women and their importance being celebrated in Vietnam!
Shows the life of Vietnamese women, mostly dedicated to hard work and marriage its got a theme of what women have been through in the past. For children they have a discovery center which has a lot of potential, however, the staff there have always been very new. So its hard to get a feel of consistency when visiting and the first time i brought a group in they choose to demonstrate "Stranger Danger" without consulting the teacher. I wish there could be someone there to write a bit about what lessons we can do, or show the staff a bit more guidance when demonstrating or presenting their activities.
This museum is interesting, and will help you find out more about Vietnamese culture. This museum celebrates the role of women in the current Vietnamese society and also reminds everyone of the important role women played in the history of this nation. I enjoyed the museum and would love to see some kind of display able to make us reflect on sexism, including some of the perspectives given by the latest feminist intellectuals.
While the displays of costume for the various regions of Vietnam were fascinating, it was the level that dealt with the involvement of women during the Revolutionary period that had the biggest impact on me. By telling the story through the experiences of particular women, the museum brings a specificity to the journey that is arresting, and far more powerful than if it had been told as the contribution of Vietnamese women in general. "This woman did this," is empowering and challenging.
Really enjoyed the exhibits, but was hoping for air conditioning inside. A lot of great photos, info, and things to look at. Nice gift shop.
The Vietnamese Women's museum should maybe be called "Vietnam's Historic Culture Through the Lense of Women's Traditional Roles Museum" but nonetheless was quiet engrossing and very well done. The propaganda posters were a highlight, along with (for my very particular intersection of interests) the extremely well displayed examples of specific traditional textiles used by Vietnam's many ethnic minority groups for wedding costumes. I'd definitely recommend the higher priced ticket that "includes" the audio guide if you go!
The best museum of Hanoi and one of the best museum I ever seen! All women related the museum is dividend in many different floors. As the Vietnamese women in daily life, Vietnamese women during the war, Vietnamese ethnicity Women, Women traditions, and also a part dedicated to the ancient Vietnamese Religion of the 5 Mother Goddess, really unique experience. Entrance fee is not expensive the building is new and clean, a must to see place In Hanoi!!!
Inspiring, especially the section about women in military and sacrificing their lives for Vietnam. I thoroughly appreciate the fact that Hanoi has a museum dedicated to their women, and shows that hey have a deep respect for the women in the country and how much they do for the nation, even in the smaller things that is often considered their duty, such as looking after children or cooking etc. They pay homage to the fact that there is so much more to looking after children and cooking for the family and explore the little Vietnamese customs regarding child birth, cooking etc. We especially enjoyed the section that paid tribute to the women who fought in the war, or fought for Vietnam and valiantly lost their lives because of it, it was especially inspiring to realise just how YOUNG these kids were. I think there was a girl who joined the military when she was 14, and died just before she turned 18, and that is so brave. Definitely worth checking out, and worth understanding Vietnamese women a little bit more.
Excellent collection! There's tons of things to see here, from art to history. The exhibitions are well curated and the audio guide is really good. Definitely worth a visit.
We can see Vietnamese heartbreaking woman history in short time. Vietnamese woman engaged into social activities by heavy social requirement. But now they have particular status by their social engagement for long history. They respect got mother rather than got father.
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.
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 amazing museum with very well curated stories representing the diversity of Vietnamese people. Make sure that you get the audio guide as that is what makes the experience so much better. Also budget for two hours of time. The exhibits on the Vietnam war, specially the reunification are very moving. Overall, a must visit when in Hanoi!
The best museum in Vietnam. If you go here, you HAVE TO get the audio guide ticket and listen on the headphones, a completely mind blowing and beautiful experience. I spent 3 weeks in Vietnam, north and south, and this museum was the highlight of the whole trip. Best I’ve been to in my life. The women in the war level is the best and be sure to pick up a copy of the novel mentioned, “last night I dreamed of peace”
Really enjoyed my visit here. I thought the exhibits were well done, especially with the added info in the audio tour. The themed floors make it easy to choose where to go if you're short on time. My only complaint was that the women in history section was only about the wars with the French and the US, I was hoping for something before that in addition. Definitely worth a visit, get the audio guide if you have 2 hours to see everything.