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.
Location: 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Hang Bai Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam.
Open Now: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
The museum is run by the Women’s Union of Vietnam which is recognized as one of the country’s most powerful movements.
Inside the museum, there are lots of narratives as women of the rice paddy fields, service workers, street vendors, female business leaders, academics and mothers are all well represented. Additionally, there is plenty of information on everyday life including marriage, family life, fashion, and life-changing rituals. Interestingly, there are also exhibits on the part women played in Vietnam’s wars.
Displays are very well presented in a storytelling format with signs also in English and French. Historic documentation including Taoist books of the Dao people and wedding cards from the Kinh community will give visitors an in-depth insight into better understanding the women of Vietnam. Photographs and film footage documenting the life of heroic mothers during wartime are moving exhibits that should not be missed.
The museum features displays across five floors delivered over three sections – women in the family, women in history and women’s fashions. There are more than 1,000 artifacts on display depicting the many faces and changing roles of Vietnamese women. The Women in the History section showcases: Vietnamese Women from 1930 – 1954, 1954- 1975, unification, Vietnam’s Heroic Mothers and portraits of Contemporary Women.
On the fashion floor, visitors can observe the hearing of ethic Mong women and bracelets worn by Cotu women. In addition to the permanent displays, there are also regular special exhibitions at the museum which often tackle hard-hitting contemporary women’s issues such as human trafficking.
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