The Vietnamese Women’s Museum, one of the best museums in Hanoi, chronicles the history, culture and contributions of Vietnamese women in society throughout the country’s history. The small museum is divided into three themed galleries, Women in Family, Women in History and Women’s Fashion, and all posted information includes French and English translations.
Highlights of the museum include photographs and stories of heroic women during wartime, a set of propaganda posters and the collection of bridal, tribal and religious clothing that serves to highlight the cultural diversity of Vietnamese women. Rotating special exhibitions cover topics like the Vietnam Women’s Union, domestic violence, sex trafficking and Mother Goddess worship, as well as collections of art by female artists.
The Vietnamese Women’s Museum is located within easy walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake. It is closed on Mondays.