Exhibitions in Bogyoke Aung San Museum (Yangon)

Private room of Bogyoke Aung San
Private room of Bogyoke Aung San

A special exhibition to mark the 73rd Martyrs’ Day will not be organized this year at Bogyoke Aung San Museum (Yangon) as a move to control COVID-19 although the museum was open to public in the previous years from 19 to 21 July. However, people can view the displays of museum via online exhibition on the website https://www.nationalmuseumyangon.gov.mm and https://www.facebook.com/national museumyangon. The following notes are the brief depictions to exhibitions at the museum. The Bogyoke Aung San Museum (Yangon) is being conserved by the supervision of Department of Archaeology and National Museum (Yangon) and the National Museum (Yangon).

A document photo in dining room of Bogyoke Aung San
A document photo in dining room of Bogyoke Aung San

The building is surrounded by green lawn, and a car used by Bogyoke Aung San until his last day before his assassination and garage can be seen at the side of museum. At the ground floor of the museum, a sophisticated statue of General Aung San can be seen. Before Myanmar gained Independence, on his way to London to sign Aung San – Attlee Agreement, General Aung San also visited India to discuss politics with Indian Leader Jawaharlal Nehru, and on 5-1-1947, during his visit to India, Nehru gave him a coat, and visitors can see the coat on that floor. In the lounge room of General Aung San, the statue of him in a sitting posture reading a book can be seen. Rare historic photos of General Aung San’s family, rare photos reflecting his student-life and his political life, historical documents, and the dining room of his family are also exhibited in the museum.
On the upper floor, there is the bedroom of General Aung San and his wife. Photos of Buddha image, photos of General Aung San and his wife, the closet of General Aung San are displayed in the room. In his reading room, you can see his chair, books and journals. In the next room, there are beds for his children. In his guest room, there are chairs. The room is placarded with his quotes. A photo of him and ethnic Jane Phaw women is also displayed in the guest room. You will also see a pool where his son Aung San Lin drowned. Roses are grown besides the pool. At the back of the museum, there is a piece of land on which General Aung San grew plants.

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