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National Museum: Tours & Tickets

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This former fortress was turned into a museum in 1968.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tag-Dzong | Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12001, Bhutan
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Reviewed today via mobile

The National Museum has exhibits in English that do a great job introducing the visitor to Bhutan’s history, culture, geography, climate and wildlife. It’s small enough to see in about an hour even if you linger over some of the videos or exhibits. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank HankF333
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The old Museum was damaged by fire. So it was close to the public for renovation. Some stuffs are still there. The building the is use to be an office before is now the National Museum. Not so much to see. Photograps are not allowed...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anoch A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small space with not a lot of exhibits. There is a mask room with videos of mask dances, which is OK. Later there is a room dedicated to wildlife, which is mainly photos, although the stuffed birds and animals also on display...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JFBell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Museum of Bhutan is a cultural Museum that has on display antique items gathered from around the country, many masks used in their celebrations and information on their natural environment. We did not see the full museum as it is under renovation. No...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 792Carol_H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

when I visited the national Museum the main building was under renovation so there was this other building where they had set up the museum nothing much to see but thank God they did not charge 300 for it..... it was just 50 rupees Or...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Pammu_Parvinder
Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

Small but informative. One gets an idea of Bhutan on all aspects in a nutshell. The video display of birds was particularly interesting

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank blaisec994
Reviewed 19 August 2019

The building is worth a visit in its own right. The the huge array of masks are really good to see and the looped video showing the mask dances bring it all together.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robert J T
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Came here while it was closing. It’s a small museum and will probably take 20 to 25 minutes to go through. Quite informative about Bhutan and it’s history. Tickets are around 25nu.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank vjays
Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

Worth the visit. Informative and helpful to better understand this beautiful nation. The guides are well trained and give plenty of information along the tour.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank saracensxv
Reviewed 29 July 2019

Visited this place on 30/6...It was an fortress now converted into a museum...It was closed that day, hence could not go inside...Visited the garden area and other sit out areas...Nice place, traditional bells and temple area

Date of experience: June 2019
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Jigme C
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Response from bukbuk51 | Reviewed this property |
Local visitors far outnumber foreigners in most places in Bhutan. There are only 60000 foreigners per year in this glorious place But Indians and Nepalese do not need visas so this may mean that there are few western or... More