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06 Sep 2010

National Museum Yangon

The National Museum Yangon was first inaugurated in 1952, at the Jubilee Hall, Shwedagon Pagoda Road, Yangon. The museum was then shifted to another building on Pansodan Road on the 8 Febrary 1970. Once again in 1996, the museum shifted for the third time to area of 3.804 acres at 66/74 Pyay Road, Yangonin. 

The museum has a rich collection of art and material culture of the indigenous people of Myanmar, royal regalia, musical instruments, decorative arts and two art gallery. The artefacts are displayed in 14 galleries in a five-storey building. There are nearly 5,000 permanent objects in the museum.

Collection Types: Stone, primate fossils, bronze, iron, silver, painting (oil colour and water colour, ink, sketches , pencil , charcoal, Etching, Paper-cut, mural painting, parabeik painting, Myanmar ancient ornaments made of gold and precious stone from successive periods, ancient Buddha statues made of stone, gold, silver, lead, bronze, wood and others, textile, fabric, leather, palm-leaf, musical instruments , puppets, royal regalia and so on.