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Address: No.19 Luobulinka Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000, China
Phone Number: 0891-6835244
10:04 am - 5:31 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:04 am - 5:31 pm

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This newish museum presents the history, ethnography, and art of Tibet very well. It is worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Judith L
Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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Jacksonville, Florida
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a new museum and the current exhibits are okay, but they need to do more. Compared to, say, the Chongqing museum, this is very limited. Not really worth it in my opinion, but it might get better as more money spent.

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Asheville, NC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

they try...but the place is pretty empty and devoid of good content beyond some ancient artifacts. Of course, nothing of Tibet's true history is there since it is a miltarily occupied country by China. Skip this place, spend more time at the monasteries and Buddhist sites.

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This newish museum presents the history, ethnography, and art of Tibet very well. It is worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This museum packs a lot more punch than it looks from the outside. They have an amazing collection of jade, golden Buddhas, thangkas, Chinese porcelain, bronze, textiles, and many other things. This was my favorite museum in China -- small, quiet, intimate. Excellent gift shop and light-filled spaces for taking a break.

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George Town, Malaysia
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106 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The TIbet Museum is the first modern museum for visitors in Tibet Autonomous Region. Located to the southeast corner of Nobulingka, the Tibet Museum is the place to learn about the rich cultural history & natural resources of Tibet. Exhibits and artifacts ranges from unique Tibetan art & handicrafts, lovely costumes, jewelry, and adornments made of precious metals, as well... More 

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San Dimas, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This multi-story museum has display cases full of historic documents, artifacts, symbolic gifts, and manuscripts. I enjoyed the ancient musical instruments and the typical Tibetan kitchen display. The museum has a simulated Tibetan village, which left us wanting to visit a real one. We could not get permission to do so. The museum had some lovely carved stone icons. Also,... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There are quite a lot of artifacts and displays of tibetan history here, as well a a video presentation on Tibetan life. If you are travelling with a tour group, You will probably be taken here. Much of the merchandise at the shop is very overpriced, if you want a souvenier you would be better off going to one of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It's free and has extensive exhibition on Tibetian culture and history. I would strongly recommend visiting this museum before going to any Tibetian historic/cultural sites.

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Finksburg, Maryland
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a really nice museum with many wonderful examples of the history of Tibet. Many of the descriptions include English translations. I wish we had more time to visit. We are traveling as part of a group tour and that of course means time limits. I do feel we saw a good deal of the artifacts. Many are quite... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This museum is for free and it is worth a visit. It tells you about the origins of tibet and about the tibetans, their culture, their clothes etc. Furthermore there is jade and a porcelain exhibition. And since this museum is opposite the summer palace, you might as well see this Unesco sight for 60 rmb as well.

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