Myanmar’s first Prime Minister U Nu’s residence opened as Commemorative Museum

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Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein visits U Nu museum in Yangon. Photo: Zarni Maung

The inauguration ceremony of U Nu Commemorative Museum was held on 25 May 2018 in Pyi Htaung Su Street, Bahan Township, in Yangon.
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein attended the inauguration ceremony of U Nu museum, where the everyday articles used by U Nu and his photographs are displayed.
At the opening ceremony, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said, “I’m glad to inaugurate the U Nu museum for the public. The new generation should be familiar with the leaders and their movement for the independence of Myanmar. General Aung San was assassinated during the struggle for independence after he signed the Aung San-Atlee Agreement, declaring Myanmar’s independence within a year. Thanks to U Nu’s efforts as a second leader, the Nu-Attlee Treaty was signed, and Myanmar became an independent sovereign state. It is with great pleasure I speak at the opening ceremony of the museum.”
U Nu’s house has many rooms, including a shrine room, a living room, a reading room, a dining room and a bedroom. A photo gallery of his activities, books and other utensils are on display at the museum.
Writer Maung Thway Thit said, “The U Nu Foundation was formed in 1995, and we intend to introduce U Nu’s achievements and his contributions to the country from here. We also want to show how he lived. Plans are underway to keep the residence open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. free of charge. Currently, we are trying to open the residence as an official museum.”
U Nu’s residence, located on 42 Pyi Htaung Su Street, Bahan Township in Yangon, was officially opened to the public on 25 May 2018.

 

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