Bogyoke Aung San Residence Museum in Natmauk was the home of his parents U Phar and Daw Suu in Magway Region.
He lived in this house from 1915 to 1929. His brother U Nay Aung and mother Daw Suu continued living at the residence after U Phar passed away. The house was donated to the State after U Nay Aung died in 1973. The Minister of Culture established the house into a museum which displays the photo documents of Bogyoke Aung San from his childhood, school age, political activities and funerals in a vast array.
Documentary photos for school age display front covers of mathematic book in five standard at U Sobita school and six standard at the National High school in Yenangyoung Township, certificate for completion of matriculation class, photos of early university days, the building of Student Union and the graduation certificate.
Documentary photos for family life include the wedding invitation card of Bogyoke Aung San and Daw Khin Kyi, photos of their early marriage life, photos of family members and the handwriting of Bogyoke Aung San to his wife that requested for eating boiled pea and matzo.
Photos of political activities and national leader display brief biography of Bogyoke Aung San and an array of photos, including Thirty Comrades, meeting between Bogyoke and British Prime Minister Attlee at No. 10 Downing Street in London, public speech at the eastern side of landmark Shwedagon Pagoda and documentary photos of foreigners at the Panglong Conference.
The category of funeral photos display carrying his body to the Martyrs’ Mausoleum, military uniform on his body after death, his tomb at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum, his last home in Yangon, brief history of Bogyoke Aung San Museum, family tree of their generation and excerpts of his speech.
The place where he read during his visit to the residence, his bedroom, his mother’s bedroom, family bedroom, locker, fire resistant safe locker, kitchen, his mother’s weaving loom and granary.
Bogyoke Aung San Residence Museum in Natmauk will be closed during the 73rd anniversary of Martyrs’ Day as a control measure against COVID-19 this year.—Naing Lin Kyi (Translated by Aung Khin)