Lao National Museum

Lao National Museum

The Lao National Museum is located in Vientiane, Laos. It was founded as the national museum highlighting the revolution of the 1970s and is located in a French colonial building. In 2007, the United States donated a grant to help develop the museum.[1] The museum, which was originally built in 1925 as the French governor’s residence, presents the history of Laos, highlighting the Laotian people’s struggle to free the country from foreign occupiers and imperialist forces.[2] It is located on Samsenthai road, opposite the Cultural Hall.


  1. ^ "US Grants $26,821 to Laos National Museum". Archived from the original on 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2010-06-21.
  2. ^ Tappe, Oliver (2011). "From revolutionary heroism to cultural heritage: museums, memory and representation in Laos". Nations and Nationalism. 17 (3): 604–626. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8129.2011.00497.x.


  • Lenzi, Iola (2004). Museums of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Archipelago Press. p. 200. ISBN 978-981-4068-96-3.

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Coordinates: 17°58′1″N 102°36′26″E / 17.96694°N 102.60722°E / 17.96694; 102.60722