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Patan Museum

Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
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It takes all three floors of the meticulously restored royal palace to cover thirteen centuries of Nepal’s religious art history; easily Nepal’s leading museum.
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  • Average7%
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Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is inside the patan durbar square, and is a collection of Buddhist figurines, sculptures and idols. The entry ticket to the durbar square is valid for this museum also. Major part is under renovation after the earthquake, there is a restaurant inside and also...More

Thank aloknbsm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to see the entire museum. There are two sections, one of which I may have missed had not an employee pointed it out to me. Be sure to go upstairs in both sides of the museum. There are some beautiful windows from which...More

Thank Joy G
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Patan museum and the area surrounding is where I grew up and everytime I go back to Nepal, I make sure to visit the Patan museum area. Each time I go I fall in love. Right around the corner is an extremely typical newari restaurant...More

Thank Ruchesh
Reviewed 8 January 2018

I am not usually one to visit museums, however, seeing that I was visiting Patan Durbar Square without a guide, I decided to step in to find out a bit more about it all. I landed up staying a lot longer than expected, simply because...More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Patan Museum was filled with marvelous examples of wooden and metal treasures. It also offered much information on the history of Nepal. Again, there was much obvious damage from the earthquake in 2015. The absolute conviction to repair and restore was apparent around the museum...More

Thank MissMem
Reviewed 27 December 2017

There is so much to see around the Kathmandu Valley but if you want to see a place with a long history of arts and culture then Patan is the place to go. It is about 40 minutes from central Kathmandu and there is an...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The museum is a national treasure, located near Durbar Square in Patan. Amazing architecture, enriched with wonderful works of art. The museum is part of the old palace built by the Malla dynasty. Patan Museum is abundant with priceless collection of Hindu, Buddhist and Tantric...More

Thank Asiyah Noemi K
Reviewed 25 November 2017

This is worth a visit and the tourist fee. It is a beautiful place that you can leisurely explore and learn. There is also a beautiful courtyard where you can sit and eat or drink along with a few shops. But the collection is vast...More

Thank carries477
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Simply beautiful! The palace had been renovated by the famous Austrian architect Hagenmueller. It resisted to the 2015 earthquake. The collection is amazing and there beautiful representation of budhas. There is a nice courtyard with food and beverages catering. The compound includes several royal courtyards...More

Thank philcori
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The Patan museum is well worth a visit. It’s quite small but has some interesting artifacts and information. We really enjoyed a leisurely walk through and the entrance fee is minimal.

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