we liked the display on birds and got oriented with the deities and various masks. They are rebuilding this, so it might improve when it is completed
The museum has been transferred to a modern building. Few rooms but high quality material: masks, perfectly displayed, with good quality notes, to help you understand the complexity of the bhutanese culture; textiles and old weapons, a very nice collections of mandalas, and finally a good exhibit on the flore and faune in Bhutan. The view on the valley is... More
The old museum was damaged in 2008 due to earthquake and the exhibits are now shifted to the new building. Its not a huge museum but definitely has good collection of masks and other exhibits that defines the culture of Bhutan. From here one would get a stunning view of the Paro city. Worth a visit.
This was originally in adjacent Taa Dzong which can now only be seen from outside. One can get a birds eye view of the Paro town from here. The Museum is very modern and has Audio Visual and 3D-Holographic displays to satisfy the visitors. There is an entry fee for all (except Bhutanese nationals and children).
The museum is very small and it is not the kind that one would typically get to see in Calcutta, Washing DC etc. Possibly the overall size of the museum would be one of the chambers of the National Museum in Kolkata or in Washington DC. Nevertheless, some of the collections in the museum are really good and worth seeing.... More
This happens to be the only museum I visited on my trip to Bhutan (medical mission = not much time for tourism). There was an excellent mask exhibit with some explanation of the cultural dances they were used in. The room with old Bhutanese paintings was also very nice. This also gave me some explanation of the art I had... More
What a good idea to restore and convert a deteriorating Dzong into a National Museum. Educating visitors on the rich Natural History of the country. Plenty of displays of artefacts, birds and animals.
This museum has excellent displays of the masks used in sacred dance (tsechu), thangkas, artefacts - including some with sacred associations, statues, examples of military dress- and a wonderful natural history section, with excellent displays and interpretive signboards; and is in a fantastic location with great views of the Paro Valley. We went up there just for lunch thinking it... More
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