One of Hanoi
’s most overlooked museums is also one of its best. Recently reopened after a four-year renovation, the collection showcases women’s role in Vietnamese society and culture. Superbly laid out and labelled in English and French, it’s the memories of the wartime contribution by individual heroic women that are most poignant.
Vietnamese Women’s Museum
There is a stunning collection of propaganda posters, as well as costumes, tribal basketware and fabric motifs from Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups. Regular special exhibitions are held on topics as diverse as human trafficking, street vendors and traditional medicine. Check the website for what’s on.
Address: 36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street