Brief Hisotry of Bagan Archaeological Museum
In 1904, Mr. Taw Sein Kho, Superitending the first Archaeological Museum in Myanmar, near the northern cause- way of Ananda Temple at Bagan.
In October 1979, an octagonal Archaeological Museum building to the south of Gawdawpalin Temple was opened.
Under the guidance of the Chairmand fo the Stete Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe, the present Bagan Archaeological Museum was opened on 17th April 1998.
The Museum is situated within the Ancient City of Bagan on the area of 10.97 acres. Its ground plan measum 380 feet from east to west and 360 feet from north to south. The gound plan is built with the design of projection corners (Kho Nan Choe in Myanmar). The Museum is magnificently adorned with the Myanmar decorative ants. The grand total cost of the Museum building was over 1200 million Kyats.
- Pricipal Chamber (Special Display Room)
- Show Room of Bagan Period Arts and Crafts
- Show Room of Bagan Period Architecture
- Show Room of Bagan Period Palace City
- Show Room of Bagan Period Liturature
- Show Room of Social Life of Bagan Period
- Art Gallery of Bagan Period Ancient Monuments
- Art Gallery of Bagan Period Mural Paintings
- Show Room of Bagan Period Buddha Images
- Show Room of Bagan Period Buddhist Art
9:30a.m to 4:30 p.m
The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday and close on Monday and the gazetted holidays.
Located at the Sout of Gawdawpalin Temple, Ancient City of Bagan, Bagan- Nyaung Oo District, Mandalay Division.
Tel: 95-61- 60557
Fax: 95- 61- 60269
Foreigner: Kyat 5000/- each
Myanmar Citizen: Kyat 500/ each (Adult)
Kyat 250/ each (Child)