Museum in Nepal


Description:

Most of the existing museums in Nepal are under the Department of Archaeology, H.M.G., Nepal. There are some museums run by non-governmental organizations also.A list of museums is presented below which should serve as a preliminary guide to the visitors.

National Museum:

Located in the western end of Kathmandu and a few minutes walk from the famous Swoyambhu Nath Stupa, National Museum is the oldest and the biggest museum of Nepal. The museum has a large collection of weapons, art and antiquities of historic and cultural importance.
Tel: 00977-1-4271504, 4271478
E-mail: info@nationalmuseum.gov.np

This museum is housed in the old museum building of National museum complex. Here, coins from the early historic period to the present day are on display.
Tel: 00977-1- --------------------------------

Museums in Hanumandhoka palace complex:

Three separate biographical museums of historic importance are located inside the palace complex. One single entrance ticket permits to visit all the museums located here.
The museum is specially designed to display all events, and personal belongings of the late H.M. king Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah. (1920-1972)
The museum is dedicated to late H.M. king Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah. (1920 -1972)
The exhibits include remake of his cabinet room, office chamber and his personal belongings including wall decorations, stamps and coins.
This museum is a recent addition in the palace complex. This museum contains the personal belongings of the late H.M. king Birendra Bir Bikram Shah(1945-2001).

National Art Museum:

Located in the famous palace complex of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Gallery is in fact a unique museum. The Gallery possesses some of the rare paintings of Nepal.
Tel: 00977-1-6610004, 6610005, 6610448
Fax: 00977-1-6610448

Pujarimath Museum:

Situated in the 15th century restored building known as Pujarimath, a monastery, in Dattatraya tole, Bhaktapur, the building itself is an exhibit like. The famous Peacock window located opposite the Pujarimath, Bhaktapur, the museum contains the typical Newari bronze and brass utensils, ritual objects, other pots and pans used since medieval times to the present days.

Patan Museum:

Located in the palace complex of Patan Durbar Square, the Patan museum is a house of some of the unique medieval works in bronze. The earliest object dates back to 11th century. This museum is considered to be a well-equipped museum of Nepal
Tel: 00977-1-521432,531938
E-mail: mailto:ptmuseum@mos.com.np

This museum is kept open all days.
Other museums mentioned above remain open on all weekdays except Sundays, Mondays and other government holidays.

Kapilvastu Archaeological Site Museum:

Located at Tilaurakot (near the archaeological ruins of Kapilvastu palace complex-the ancestral home of Lord Buddha), this museum is about 29km west of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. The museum has an interesting collection of punched mark coins, pottery, clay toys and other artifacts dating from 7th century BC to 4th century AD.

Regional Museums Dhankutta, Pokhara and Surkhet:

Collections of mainly ethnological objects from the respective region is on display in Dhankutta museum.
This museum outside the kathmandu valley remain closed on Tuesdays and govt. holidays.

Regional Museums Pokhara

Collections of mainly ethnological objects from the respective region is on display in Pokhara museum.
Tel: 00977-061- 520413
Fax: 00977-061- 520413
This museum outside the kathmandu valley remain closed on Tuesdays and govt. holidays.

Regional Museums Surkhet :

Collections of mainly ethnological objects from the respective region is on display in Surkhet museum.
This museum outside the kathmandu valley remain closed on Tuesdays and govt. holidays.

Regional Museums Gorkha:

Collections of mainly ethnological objects from the respective region is on display in Gorkha museum.
This museum outside the kathmandu valley remain closed on Tuesdays and govt. holidays.
Tel: 00977-064- 064420145
Fax: 00977-064- 064421392
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