An opening ceremony for the new museum was held on 06 October 2020. The event was chaired by Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, and attended by stakeholders and invited guests.
The Lao National Museum officially opened at its new location, with exhibits from the nation’s rich history on display for visitors.
Exhibits at the museum include over 850 artifacts from the nation’s heritage, culture, and history, including some ancient pieces.
Some of these include fossils, stone tools, human skeletons, stone images of Buddha, pottery and bronzeware, and items typical of Lao ethnic lifestyles.
The new museum building replaces the original building on Samsenthai Road in central Vientiane. The original building was constructed in 1925, and was built as the French governor’s residence.
The new museum building is located Sivilay Village, Xaythany District, near the Kaysone Phomvihane Museum, open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 Pm
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