Best galleries and museums in Yangon

Best galleries and museums in Yangon

Yangon is not just an example of technological modernisation of an old city, but also a centre of vital Myanmar art. We show you how to get to the best Yangon's galleries and museums by riding public transport.

All the galleries and museums in this list are reachable by public transport and short walk up to 10 minutes. See closest bus stop names mentioned in each gallery description. You can find a direction to the gallery in our journey planner application.

Yangon Heritage Trust

The exhibition titled Global City: Yangon’s Past, Present and Future showcases more than 120 photographs from the history, present and futuristic visions. Yangon in early 20th century was rich and modern city with many beautiful colonial buildings what is highly contrasting with the present city's neglected infrastructure. Yangon Heritage Trust's mission is to conserve city’s rich cultural heritage and make Yangon great again.
Closest bus stops: Pansoedan Merchant Rd, Pansodan Strand Rd.
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Yangon Heritage Trust

Gallery 65

Gallery 65 is one of Yangon's most vibrant and unique art galleries. Always fresh, new and original.
Closest bus stops: Paya Lan, Saut Lote Yay, Junction City Shopping Mall.
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Gallery 65 Yangon

OK Art Gallery

OK Art Gallery focuses on Burmese art in all its diverse forms. The gallery provides opportunities for upcoming and established artists to exhibit their works.
Closest bus stops: York Lan, Central Railway Station.
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OK Art Gallery Yangon

Drug Elimination Museum

This three-storeys museum holds an impressive exhibition on drug use and their destructive effects showing on life size wax figures. You can see how drugs are producing, transporting and selling. The Drug Tunnel shows a story of a young couple using their first drug at a party which eventually lead them to their death.
Entrance fee: 200 Ks for locals, 3 USD for foreigners.
Closest bus stops: Hanthawaddy, Hanthawaddy Railway Station.
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Drug Elimination Museum Yangon

National Races Village

Large open air museum where you can see and enter into traditional homes and replicas of famous cultural sites representing all Myanmar regions (states). Walk around the houses gives you a glimpse of life in Myanmar many years ago, you can see traditional granary, ancient oil press or fancy bullock cart.
Entrance fee: 500 Ks for locals, 3 USD for foreigners.
Closest bus stops: National Races Village, Thadar Htake
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National Races Village Yangon

Pansodan Art Space

Pansodan Art Space has a variety of contemporary art, displays on print and motion picture history, older works, gift items, books, cards, solar lights, frequent exhibitions and occasional events.
Closest bus stops: Pansoedan Bogyoke Aungsan, Central Railway Station.
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Pansodan Art Space Yangon

New Zero Art Space

New Zero is an non-profit art organisation providing space for revolutionary art performances push the boundaries post-censorship. It is a spot you can meet artist society or attend art education programs.
Closest bus stops: Thein Phyu Market, Central Railway Station.
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New Zero Art Space Yangon

River Gallery

River Gallery is promoting Myanmar’s most talented contemporary artists. Life for an artist was difficult a decade ago, they were almost completely isolated from the global art scene and they struggled under a heavy censorship regime.
Closest bus stops: Pansoedan Merchant Rd, Sar Tite Gyi Strand Rd.
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River Gallery Yangon

Wired on 39

Exhibitions of sculptures and photographs to promote local art, giving the community an opportunity to create works of art and a space to exhibit them.
Closest bus stops: Pansoedan Maha Bandula, Pansoedan Middle Block.
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Wired on 39 Yangon

Nawaday Tharlar Gallery

Nawaday Tharlar is a multi-functional art space where you can enjoy our poetry reading or non-formal Burmese tea talks with poets, writers and painters.
Closest bus stops: York Lan, Central Railway Station.
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Nawaday Tharlar Gallery Yangon

The Yangon Gallery

The Yangon Gallery is focused on featuring various genres of art and is dedicated to presenting art exhibitions, workshops and events, and build a community of art lovers.
Closest bus stops: Hel Pin, People's Park.
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The Yangon Gallery

New Treasure Art Gallery

New Treasure Art Gallery is a project of an artist Min Wai Aung who became famous for his colourful depictions of Buddhist monks. The gallery hosts exhibitions of Myanmar and foreign artists as well.
Closest bus stops: Hanthawaddy, Than Lwin.
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New Treasure Art Gallery Yangon

Kalasa Art and Language Space

Some of the best things are achieved in pairs. Su Htwe is teaches Burmese and English and Htoo Aung Kyaw paints for a living. Both share a passion for their culture and art.
Closest bus stops: 50th Street Merchant, 50th Street Maha Bandoola.
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Kalasa Art and Language Space Yangon