Nepal’s Museums & Galleries are of great historical value as they showcase artifacts covering many centuries and various dynasties that ruled the country. Kathmandu Valley houses a number of museums and art galleries displaying art work of the past and present. The museums have rich collections of archaeological, historical and artistic importance.
Exploring Nepal, an intriguing country where Lord Buddha the ‘enlightened one’ was born, is not only restricted to the famous places to visit or shopping destinations in the cities. To have an encounter with the tempting history and culture of this country you must go ahead and plan a visit to the artistically made museums of Nepal. One day spent witnessing the battles stories or the fauna and flora of Nepal is a day well spent. Nepal has a lot to offer to travelers who are always curiosity stricken and are overwhelmed by the past of our existence.
At present there are more than fifty museums in Nepal including community and private museums. All Government museums are run under the Department of Archaeology. The National Museum of Nepal was established in 1928 A.D (1985 B.S) by using an old building built in early 19th century. It was a residence built and used by Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa.
When people ask me what sure to visit in Kathmandu, The Narayanhiti Palace Museum is one of the things that instantly springs to mind. This royal palace built in 1963 is not only a time machine back to the 60’s,…