National Museum at Naypyitaw which is undertaken by the Department of Archaeology and National Museum, Ministry of Culture can be visited at free of charge from 15th July to 15th August. The Museum is situated on YazaThingaha Road, near Kumudra Kyarpann roundabout, Ottayathiri Township, Naypyitaw. It has five buildings marked as A, B, C, D and E. In building ‘A’ there are Mini theatre, President’s gift exhibition room and recreation centre for public. Primate and fossil exhibition room, Natural History exhibition room, art gallery and Myanmar performing arts exhibition room are in building `B’. Opening hour: 9:0 am -4:30 pm and no entrance fee for public from 15th July to 15th August except Monday and official holidays. The main purpose of the National Museum is to highlight national prestige and integrity, to highlight the nation’s rich cultural heritage, to show the soft power and ability of the nation, to build museum be level with the nation’s prestige and grade, to construct the museum to be a modem and attractive one with right preservation technique and high standard, it is learnt. Foundations of these five buildings were laid on 3rd June, 2010.
Source : The traveller Vol 3, No.7 From July27 To August 2, 2015