Attraction No 15, Bogyoke Museum Lane | Bahan Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Bogyoke Aung San Museum is special ?
Bogyoke Aung San meaning General Aung San, the hero who fought for the Independence of Myanmar. He was assassinated on 1947 July 19 by Galone U Saw and his companions.
After his death, Bogyoke's Home place became the museum for the public, to go and see the memorial days. The museum was established in 1962, at No.15, Bogyoke Museum Lane, Bahan Township near Kandawgyi Lake. It is a two storey building built during the colonial time. Several old family photos, famous speeches and other personal mementos such as handwritten notes can be seen inside the museum.
For many years, the museum was opened only for the Martyrs' Day of 19 July. But the museum formally reopened on 24 March 2012. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, except on public holidays. Admission costs 300 kyats (US $0.40) for adults both Myanmar and foreigners and 100 kyats ($0.10) for children under 12, but is free for students.
The museum is listed on the Yangon City Heritage List.
What to explore at Bogyoke Aung San Museum?
The Bogyoke Aung San Museum located in Bahan, Yangon, is a museum dedicated to General Aung San, the founder of modern Myanmar (Burma). Established in 1962, the two-story museum was Aung San’s last residence before his assassination in July 1947. It is a colonial-era villa, built in 1921, where his daughter Aung San Suu Kyi grew up as a child. The museum, with its focus on Gen. Aung San’s short adult life, is complementary to the Bogyoke Aung San Residence Museum in Natmauk, Magwe Division, which is dedicated to his childhood and family memorabilia. It houses exhibits on his life story and general memorabilia which includes clothing, books, furniture, family photos and the late general’s car.
For many years, the museum was opened only for three hours each year– on the Martyrs’ Day of 19 July, from 9 am to 4 pm.The restriction is in line with the current military government’s policy of restricting any mention of Gen. Aung San in the media in order to marginalize Aung San Suu Kyi. The museum formally reopened on 24 March 2012.
- A Trip Back in History
- The national hero of Myanmar
- Learn Myanmar History
- History made alive
- Takes you back to the colonial era
No 15, Bogyoke Museum Lane | Bahan Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Tips for you
We visited as part of a Titan tour of Bangkok and Burma as a group of 24 people after visiting Aung San Su Kyi's house where you can only view the gates. The Generals' old Wolsley car is parked in the garage collecting dust at the bottom of the drive. You then proceed up the drive and leave your bags, cameras etc in lockers before going up the entrance steps and removing your shoes to enter the house. Inside the furnishings are very simple. There is a good selection of photos on the wall showing the family and the General and several signs to read. The gardens are not particularly well maintained but I wandered around none the less! Worth visiting if you are interested in the history. Allow a maximum of 30 minutes for your visit. Avoid the toilet facilities like the plague!
Bogyoke Aung San's place. Come here if you want to know his life.