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“Museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The National Museum

The National Museum
Chhauni, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Ranked #27 of 59 Attractions in Kathmandu
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Religious, secular and military artifacts of all kinds are housed in the three buildings comprising this museum complex.
Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

A Newly opened Museum from center of Kathmandu.where you can see many diffrents things which use by royal family of Nepal ....................

Visited July 2012
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“good to visit once”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

knowing ancient Nepal for the better knowledge. Any one can really enjoy it.

Visited January 2012
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“Interesting enough if you have the time.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

The Museum has a huge collection of religious art, figures and woodwork however if this is not your cup of tea then it is best avoided. There are also poor, inadequate explanations for much of the art work that leave you guessing about the context or history of what you are seeing.

Visited April 2012
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kathmandu
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“National Meseum: cantonment area near Swayambhu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

This museum has one of the finest collection of bronze statues and scroll paintings which in Nepali language are called Paubha and in Newari Thangkas. There is also a collection of old fire arms which include leather cannons. Apart from a mostly collection of Terra-cotta, the place also has good collection of the relics of the 1934 great earthquake.
Mahendra Memorial Building has a very fine collection of coins encompassing the period from 2nd century AD to 18th century AD that is from Lichhavi to malla dynasties. The numismatic museum also has almost the entire collection of coins belonging to the Shah Dynasty.

Visited April 2011
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“Rooms and rooms of rligious art”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

There is a lot of artefacts to see, and we learnt a lot about buddihst art and history. So if you want a bit of culture then it's worth the trip, but it is just rooms and rooms of religious art so if that's not your thing then avoid this museum.

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