Southern Women’s Museum is located at 202 Vo Thi Sau Street, Ward 7, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. That is the first established women’s museum in Vietnam. It stores and displays artifacts, document and photos which mainly show the life of Southern women in the war period.
Opening hours: From Monday to Friday, 7:30 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30
Address: 202 Vo Thi Sau, Ward 7, District 3, HCMC
Southern Women’s Museum was the palace of Mr.Nguyen Ngoc Loan, General Director of Police of the Republic of Vietnam regime. In 1984, it was used as a traditional house of Southern women. After that, the government built more a three-story building and on April 29, 1985, changed the name into Southern Women’s Museum.
Building and other facilities
Display building consists of three floors, with an area of 3,162m2, with 9 large and airy showrooms, arranged in the following topics:
– Women’s movement – Vietnam Women’s Union,
– The tradition of Vietnamese women,
– Memorizing President Ho Chi Minh,
– Struggling of Southern women through two periods against France and the US (fighting politics, armed, fighting in imperial colonial prison and diplomatic work of Vietnamese women),
– Costumes and jewelry of southern women,
– The role of women in traditional craft villages in the South,
– Southern women in family life, productive labor and cultural activities,
– Traditional festive costumes of ethnic women in the South,
– Houses of three regions: Houses in the East, houses in the West and houses in the Highlands.
The museum building has 31, 360 artifacts but displays only 929 the most typical ones, 14, 600 films, documents and paintings. In artifacts, films, documents and paintings, there are 2/3 ones of the Southern women’s life in war.
In addition to the display building, the museum also has an 800-seat hall, a library containing 11,000 book titles with the special subject of women, a movie room. Outdoors, there is a statue of Vietnamese heroic mother making a strong impression on visitors.
Among visitors, there are many foreign tourists. A foreign woman said, “Visiting the museum, I understand more about the Southern women, love and admire them more. In the war, they suffered a lot of pain and loss. However, they still bravely overcome difficulties for the peace of their country.”
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