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National Museum

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This museum exhibits the treasures of the last king of Myanmar.
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Pyay Road, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
+95 1 371 539
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is much bigger than what I expected. To be honest I was a bit worn out after the first 2 floors and rushed through the rest. The audio tour is included as part of the fee but I can't say it was great....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rlgriffo
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our taxi driver had never heard of it, and we had a bit of struggle to arrive. Enormous museum with some exceptional pieces, a bit diluted with less interesting items. Very few visitors. The throne alone on the ground floor is worth the visit with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pajole
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two friends and myself spent a few hours in this Museum which had a guide right through the whole visit. The lady that we had was wonderful and knew the history of Myanmar. It was nice and cool in there and they have toilets on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank goshthisishard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really impressed with this museum as it has 4 large floors of exhibitions and we spent at least 3 hours taking in the history and culture of this wonderful country. You cannot take your bags in or take photographs. They do not accept...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ikjm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has a lot of ancient and historical items in there.It is one of the tourist attractions in Yangon. So, don't miss this opportunity when you visit to Myanmar. As soon as you enter the museum, you will see the main exhibit Lion Throne which is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank francis_martino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5000 Ks entry, with free audio guide and locker storage. Must-see if you're into archeology (fossils) and history (displays of bronze/iron weapons, stone engravings, replicas of ornaments). As a casual visitor, I got a bit saturated after strolling through the 4 stories in about 75...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EC1239
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in Dec, 2018 during cooler weather. Exhibit rooms have room coolers, so are comfortable. 5 floors, including ground floor, with exhibits covering all facets of life, calligraphy, clothing, entertainment and royal wear and ornaments. The highlight of the museum is the Lion Throne on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bwm1111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to learn more on Myanmar's history and decided to visit this museum. I read several reviews at tripadvisor and I thought that it was going to be a short and although informative, not a very impressive museum. My impression was very different. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TravelerTrecker
Reviewed 14 December 2018

I’ve never encountered a national museum I didn’t like, even if I’ve taken a few of them with a grain of salt. The National Museum of Myanmar is certainly well worth spending a half day in, or more. Having said that, I don’t think it’s...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended for those who loves Myanmar history. The exhibition runs on all 5 floors of the building from the prehistory myanmar to the fall of king thibaw. I found plenty of interesting objets apart from the spectacular Lion throne on the ground floor, such...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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25 February 2017|
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Response from helenpat57 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's taken a couple of weeks to catch up on Trip Advisor - so probably far too late. No you can't take bags into the National Museum and although you can take in a mobile phone you can't use it everywhere - but can... More
10 December 2016|
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Response from Hans_1725 | Reviewed this property |
5000MMK if you're a foreigner and 500MMK if you're a local.
20 October 2016|
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Response from aativass | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I visited couple of months ago and then it was 9.30 to 4.30. I am not aware if the timings have changed. It is closed on Monday and National Holidays.