Organization - Cultural Museum of Sittwe

Cultural Museum of Sittwe
Basic Information
English Cultural Museum of Sittwe
Local language
Country Myanmar
Category Research Institute Museum
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Performing Arts
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Research
Education and Training
Established year 1955
  • To collect, conserve, exhibit, and disseminate the cultural heritage of Rakhine races;
  • To buy, borrow, donate, transfer, collect, exchange, and keep for the library;
  • To excavate and conserve for archaeology;
  • To conduct research in ICH.

The Sittwe cultural museum is a regional cultural museum as well as a research center for ICH. Sittwe is the capital of Rakhine State, and the museum represents and display the culture of the Rakhine races. The cultural museum is also a regional museum under the Department of Archaeology and National Museum, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture.

Major Activities

This museum features two floors of dusty Rakhine cultural goodies. On the first floor are models showing off some of the sixty-four traditional Mrauk U royal hairstyles, and drawings illustrating key moves from Rakhine wrestling. The second floor features diagrams and artifacts that detail the Rakhine origins (around 3000 BC) and the four key periods (Dhanyawadi, Vesali, Lemro, and Mrauk U), complete with useful renderings and models.

Contact Information (Organization)
Address No. 70, Main Road& Ywtwin RRoad, Sittway, Rakhine State
Tel +9595122612

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