The National Museum
The National Museum
3.5
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Religious, secular and military artifacts of all kinds are housed in the three buildings comprising this museum complex.
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Artgirl831
15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
The museums except the first one you enter have no lights. The neighborhood itself has little to no electricity, which makes it extremely hard to view the museum pieces. We were not told this before entering otherwise we would have brought a flashlight. They also charge for every phone you bring in to take pictures? If we had known about the light issue we would have paid to bring in more phones to use the built in flashlight. Maybe they need to charge a bit more for entrance and install some solar panels to run a minimum of lights?
Written 27 October 2022
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This took so long to get there but less time to get back! It is the first Nepalese Museum, founded in 1928 as an arsenal museum. It has various buildings and cost 150 rupeess entrance but they wanted 250 rupees extra to take photos or videos which is 100 rupees more than the entrance fee.
Written 8 November 2023
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Sujan R
Kathmandu, Nepal2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
It was nice to visit prehistoric like the national museum..... very nice sculpture of metal, wood, painting....... All the old shahi weapons were awesome.....
Written 25 July 2013
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RamBasnet
Kathmandu, Nepal17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012
A Newly opened Museum from center of Kathmandu.where you can see many diffrents things which use by royal family of Nepal ....................
Written 14 July 2012
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Fortune Treks
Kathmandu, Nepal62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011 • Friends
This museum has one of the finest collection of bronze statues and scroll paintings which in Nepali language are called Paubha and in Newari Thangkas. There is also a collection of old fire arms which include leather cannons. Apart from a mostly collection of Terra-cotta, the place also has good collection of the relics of the 1934 great earthquake.
Mahendra Memorial Building has a very fine collection of coins encompassing the period from 2nd century AD to 18th century AD that is from Lichhavi to malla dynasties. The numismatic museum also has almost the entire collection of coins belonging to the Shah Dynasty.
Written 9 March 2012
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Shomoyboss
297 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
Well they allow camera inside that's a very interesting thing. Some beautiful old historical God & Goddess are there. Some old arts & hand written Shahnama wow. But i was disappointed when they didn't allow take picture of this particular item. There is a interesting mirror room also.
Written 2 October 2016
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david ian r
manchester25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
Expensive for the tourists 700 Nepali rupees the grounds of the palace are a little unkempt but the inside is grand and gives an insight into the palatial lifestyle of a royal family that ultimately killed itself
Written 24 December 2012
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hazzamarri2442
Sydney, Australia299 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Its about $1.50 to enter and that’s a reasonable price for what you get...

It’s totally run down - 6 people manning each door gas bagging - their time would be better spent maintaining the place - it’s dusty, overgrown and really dirty!

Would not recommend.

90% of displays are from the 19th & 20th century - hardly exciting antiques.

Not convenient to get to either.

Also just for more info - 2 of 3 buildings are statues of Buddha which became boring and repetitive.
The other building has some amateur taxidermy and a few interesting animal skulls. This building is the only one worth a look in.
Written 26 September 2019
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IvoCam
Delft, The Netherlands126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A museum is allways a must see. Not only for the objects, also for the way they are presented. Althought the power cut (dark) I have great respect to see how they are trying to preserve the culture. Visit will take 1-2 hours
Written 31 July 2014
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alanorr
Marlow, UK54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
Maybe I'm just used to western style museums and western standards of curating, but I was left wanting more.

It is situated amongst the army barracks area of town, and looks nothing from the outside. I know the country does not have money to invest but investing in their heritage and culture in a way that foreign tourists can engage in would be worth every penny. The museum just seems very sparse. Maybe because countries like the UK have "borrowed" parts of the collection!

The flora and fauna section needs more work.
Written 23 June 2013
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