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Patan Museum

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Address: Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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10:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:30

It takes all three floors of the meticulously restored royal palace to...

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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I love this Museum. Must see

Patan Museum in Kathmandu Nepal is excellent collection of antique artifacts. All Murtis are very well carved in wood and metal. I love this Museum. Must see

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Patan Museum in Kathmandu Nepal is excellent collection of antique artifacts. All Murtis are very well carved in wood and metal. I love this Museum. Must see

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I visited the museum as part of our visit to Patan Dubar Square on April 4, 2017. It is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The Patan Museum was inaugurated in 1997 by Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah. The Patan Museum displays the traditional sacred art of Nepal in an illustrious architectural setting. Its home is an... More 

Thank Aury D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were different buildings open during our visit due to damage to some of the usual buildings from the earthquake. Therefore we got to visit more of the old palace than had previously been open. As with much of Durbar Square, the wood work was amazing but here the metal work was also impressive as was the royal bath. It... More 

Thank TravelLee3
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entrance to the museum is via a tourist ticket purchased further down the road at a small kiosk. You then wear a badge which only marks you out as a tourist, bringing hawkers around you who are very persistent. The museum itself is on 3 levels, disabled access is not something that is readily available in this part of Kathmandu.... More 

Thank Philip R
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most interesting museums I have ever been in. Most of the contents consists of small metal and stone sculptures. What makes it so interesting is the fact almost everyone is accompanied by an interesting and very well written description and/or story. I am attaching a photo of one showcase which exemplifies the displays and descriptions.... More 

Thank sandyfSanDiego
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really loves this place because it is one of the best preserved ancient place of Nepal. The History of Brave Nepalese and culture of Patan is very well resembled i this location. Highly recommended for 1 day visit. Relaxation and refreshment guaranteed.

Thank Nabin D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned a lot reading about the items in this museum. I would have liked to see paintings also - which there were not many of

Thank Amara C
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is actually a lot to see here, although some people seem to just breeze through. I came here alone, not as a group or with a tour guide, and very much enjoyed just taking my time to wander around and enjoy everything. There is a very lovely cafe in the back of one of the courtyards that is surrounded... More 

Thank Kate W
Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In crowded Kathmandu, it's difficult to find a quiet and fresh place like Patan Museum. Tourists can read the ancient culture with calm atmosphere and the classical architecture itself speaks elegant language. Really enjoyable and worthy to visit.

Thank DianaFromTaiwan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see on your trip to Patan. The museum is very well curated with an extensive collection of art from Nepal. All exhibits are very well labeled and provide an insightful view on the cultural richness of the country. The museum has a great cafe to unwind and take a break. I would HIGHLY recommend this museum.

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