Renovation of Bogyoke Aung San Museum set to be complete by end-June

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Renovation of Bogyoke Aung San Museum (Yangon) is underway.  Photo: Min Htet

The renovation works to the Bogyoke Aung San Museum (Yangon) is expected to be complete by the end of June, according to the museum’s in-charge U Thet Win Aung.
Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture’s Archaeology and National Museum Department has supervised the museum’s renovation works.
“Renovation on Bogyoke museum is underway. Visiting the museum has been banned since 25 March. No instruction on 73rd Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day was received. Preparations were made to be ready for the 73rd Martyrs’ Day if it is celebrated.” said the museum’s in-charge.
The museum’s renovation works, undertaken by MIEG Company, have begun in early April. It was also renovated last year, restoring its handrails and painting. This year’s renovation includes painting roofs and other works.
Before COVID-19 outbreak, locals were allowed to visit to the museum free of charge, and foreigners were collected K 5,000 per one.
Except Mondays and gazetted holidays, the museum is open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. On the Martyrs’ Days and following two days (20 and 21 July), it is open from 6 am to 6 pm.
On the 72nd Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day last year, more than 30,000 locals, and over 100 foreigners visited the museum.
The 99-year-old museum, built in 1921, is located in Bogyok Museum Lane, Bo Cho (1) Ward in Bahan Township, Yangon Region. —Maung Sein Lwin (Myanma Alinn) (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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