The Women’s Museum in Southern Vietnam is highly recommended, because it describes the arduous process of Vietnamese women. Vietnamese women occupy a very important position in Vietnamese history.
The transportation is inconvenient and the opening hours are very short. Pay attention; the staff in the museum cannot communicate; the exhibits are actually good, and there may not be many people to the workshop. There are air-conditioners but they do not operate.
The Southern Women’s Museum has many signs in English. If you speak English, you don’t need a guide. Audio guides are also available. In Hanoi, be sure to stop and watch videos about street sellers. Some very touching tributes to a mother who lost her son in the war, a mother who lost 8 children, many women’s contributions to the war and some touching Video.
This is a place worth visiting and a rich cultural experience. Through this visit to the museum, we learned a lot about Vietnamese culture and history. The receptionists here are very enthusiastic and there is a gift shop downstairs.
I was one of the only people visiting this museum when I went here on a Saturday afternoon. I don't know why. This excellent museum should come second after the War Museum as the story of the women fighters was a significant part of the Vietnam War story. The first floor has two exhibitions - one with many versions of the "Ao Dai", the traditional Vietnamese dress for women, throughout the years, and the second part was a room with the traditional weaving and production techniques of numerous ethnic groups in the south of Vietnam. The second floor is dedicated to the war and all the women who served. They have photos of women's groups who supported the women's army in Vietnam, mug shots of some of the women who were imprisoned, and a lot of information which for me was a nice addition after having visited the War Remnants Museum the day before. Most signs are in English/Vietnamese. And it's free! Open until 5 p.m.
It is very unique on a global scale to visit the museum dedicated not for women. We absolutely loved it and we're happy to stumbled upon Southern Women's Museum in Ho Chi Minh city! We have learned a lot there about the Vietnamese women and the great role that they played during a war.
Cool to see a women's museum in a country that doesn't always have the best reputation for women's rights. However, its not much to see and what is there can seem a bit propaganaish. Mostly focuses on women's involvement in the French and American wars.
This Southern Women’s Museum is four stories high. Although the exhibits are not so colorful, they can basically reflect the changes in the status of Vietnamese women and the true portrayal of Vietnamese women in social life. It can only be said that Vietnamese women are not easy!