Welcome to VWM!

The VWM is centrally located on Ly Thuong Kiet Street, near Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter on the most ancient street in the capital city with many French-style buildings.  Here, visitors will learn about the roles of Vietnamese women through the amazing and impressive exhibitions.

The women’s stories in the whole country are simple, but insightful. Love,  sacrifices, and silent contributions form the temperament, beauty and importance of Vietnamese women and their crucial roles in the past, present and future. The museum has been collecting, preserving and introducing these values, and heritages to domestic and international visitors in hope that everyone will love, respect and be proud of Vietnamese women!


Open Hours

From 8 am to 5pm
Monday – Sunday


36 Ly Thuong Kiet St, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam


Vietnam Festival of Creativity and Design 2020

This year, the Vietnam Festival of Creativity & Design 2020 will celebrate Vietnamese creativity through a series of online and offline activities.

Permanent Exhibition

Discover more diversified information and attractive stories about culture and history related to Vietnamese women through our exhibitions!

“I have a lot of admiration for the skillful and hard-working Vietnamese women”

Madam Suga Mariko, the Japanese Prime Minister’s spouse, conveyed her great admiration for Vietnamese women during her visit to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum (VWM) on October 19th.

Museum’s collections

Distinct collections are reflected through Vietnamese women’s history, and their important contributions made to build and develop the nation.

Art is in the smallest details

Art is in the smallest details

The weekend is always a great time to enjoy art. For the Museum Week theme “Art is Everywhere,” we decided to introduce the image of a smiling woman from the Lolo Hoa ethnic group in Vietnam. She is wearing a traditional costume made with the applique technique, representing the beauty and ingenuity of her people.

A gift representing beauty and peace made from a war remnant

A gift representing beauty and peace made from a war remnant

"Eureka" - a famous exclamation attributed to the Greek mathematician Archimedes has been a familiar expression when it comes to celebrating new discoveries, inventions and creativity. It is also one of the themes of this year’s Museum Week. We will tell you a story with a “eureka factor,” which shows how skillful and talented Vietnamese people were during the wartime.

Bottle lamp of Nun Dam Duyen

Bottle lamp of Nun Dam Duyen

With the spirit "All for the front, all for the nation's victory", nun Dam Duyen in Nam Ngan, Thanh Hoa province volunteered to be a courier twice though bonzes did not need to take part in the movement to carry food and weapon and other things to the Dien Bien Phu Campaign.