Bogyoke Aung San Museum
No 15, Dagon Bo Gyoke Museum Lane
- Business hours: :
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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.