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National Museum, Yangon (Rangoon)

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History Museum
Showcasing a wide array of artifacts in a modern, five-story building, National Museum details the development of Myanmar's culture since prehistoric times. You'll get a sense of the continuity of the heritage since ancient civilizations across 14 separate galleries, with Stone Age paintings and contemporary pieces as well as a collection showing the history of calligraphy. See the last king of Myanmar's intricately carved, jewel- and gold-encrusted 8 m (26 ft) tall throne, and browse elaborately carved gilded altarpieces, ornate imperial robes, and armories. A detailed ethnographic section documents the lives and customs of some 40 vanishing tribes of Myanmar, describing the country's complex ethnic patchwork and rich heritage. Note that some parts may be closed for renovation; check the website before you visit. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum and many more Yangon (Rangoon) attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Some of the exhibits were very interesting but there is little info about them despite being given an electronic guide. Not allowed to take photos and very dark exhibits. Whilst we were there a power ...  more »
  • This is a one stop shop for all that you wanted to know about Myanmar, erstwhile Rangoon, the history, rich cultural heritage and socio economic conditions. This museum showcases all the tribes of Mya...  more »
  • Visit to understand what Burma was like where kings reigned. So rich Khmer culture and great handiwork that cannot be seen nowadays. Must visit to visit and respect what this country has gone through ...  more »
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  • This museum is a bit run down. Some interesting aspects of Burmese history, would have been good to see some more stuff on the current situation. The section on ethnic minorities was closed, interesting given the current situation with the Rohinga. The best exhibits were in the art galleries, showcasing old and modern art. The musical instruments gallery was also pretty cool.
  • Still okay to visit but the protection of the items need to be enhanced. And sometimes with no light. Be careful about the opening time. Overall not recommend for time limited visitors.
  • 4 floors all full of a lot of history & items to look at. Not a whole lot of information or explanations in English. The cultural artwork was interesting. For 5000 Kyat I'd say it's alright.
  • Must see museum in Yangon. 5,000 kyat entry per adult is a small price to pay for the 4 floors to check out Myanmars rich history. Don't expect this place to be the louvre - most rooms can have better lighting but for a developing country with frequent power cuts the museum offers an air conditioned escape from the hustle and bustle of Yangon city. You can get an audio guide from the ticket counter which would be useful to guide you through all the various rooms. Note it's closed on Mondays
  • With 5 floors to show from epigraphy, calligraphy, lion throne, natural history, prehistory, myanmar art, crafts, ancient ornaments, buddhist to culture of national races, it's really impressing.