The Vietnamese Women’s Museum is one of Hanoi’s most overlooked museums and is also one of its best. The museum was reopened in 2010 after a period of 4 years of renovations.

The museum has three main galleries and these present three main themes: Women in Family, Women in History and Women’s Fashion. Visitors have the opportunity to learn and understand traditional culture, marriage customs, childbirth and family life, traditional women’s clothing and the role of women in the defense of the nation. All the texts are available in Vietnamese, English and French for easy understanding of the exhibits.

In addition to the main exhibits the museum have temporary exhibitions relating to contemporary social issues that face women as a whole and the community.

The museum’s speciality store and café comprises the traditional handcrafts and traditional food of Vietnam.