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Address: Chhauni, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Religious, secular and military artifacts of all kinds are housed in the...

Religious, secular and military artifacts of all kinds are housed in the three buildings comprising this museum complex.

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Good place to visit but could have been better

This museum is a good place to visit with kids. The museum has statues, paintings, murals, coins and weapons. It has three buildings Art Gallery, Buddhist Art Gallery and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
Sugat S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This museum is a good place to visit with kids. The museum has statues, paintings, murals, coins and weapons. It has three buildings Art Gallery, Buddhist Art Gallery and Historical Museum. Kids will love Historical Museum. Looks little unmanaged though.

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1 Thank Sugat S
Orchard Road, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

museum is nice to visit around it's located in nice place . Really enjoy with unique art and architecture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

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.

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4 Thank Shomoyboss
Kathmandu, Nepal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The things inside the museum are same and nothing different like when i visited 10 years ago. Recommended if you are first timer and want to see some antique pieces, clothes,cars and other things.

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Thank Sakesh K
Kathmandu, Nepal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

a week back back i have been to the national museum in Chauni and find it not i a good condition , among three buildings of the museum one is badly damaged by an earthquake last year , the museum authority has closed damaged building for public , hope the government will renovate the building soon.

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Thank Sudhir K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Visited with a friend but nothing much is impressive out there. Close to Syambhunath but not in a proper location. It was so unmanaged and only some information there. Can't say National Museum!

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Thank Kelly C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The museum is very ancient. They have really interesting things on display; It has on display the very first car in Nepal and the photos showing its journey from India to Kathmandu. It was carried by men through the Terai, over the foothills and though the valleys up to Kathmandu where it was driven on 25 miles of roads made... More 

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Thank stephen j
Nepal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This museum has the normal items, but thier collection of old photos is wonderful. It also has on display the very first car in Nepal and the photos showing its journey from India to Kathmandu. It was carried by men through the Terai, over the foothills and though the valleys up to Kathmandu where it was driven on 25 miles... More 

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Thank AnOldProTraveller
New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The museum is very ancient. They have really interesting things on display but maintenance is very poor. The buildings are quite dirty both inside and outside. They should try to fix that. Other than that, it was a good visit.

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Thank anitakirat1996
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The national museum in Kathmandu not impressive from the outside. The grounds are poorly kept, buildings undergoing repairs and there seems to be nobody around. It is also a minor mission to get there. I walked from Thamel with the aid of google maps but still got a bit lost. There are some really interesting items though that are worth... More 

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