Museums in Kathmandu

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Museums in Kathmandu

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  • BholaBanstola
    47 contributions
    Remains and recollection of Saha Royalty with and the kingship that was in Nepal for some centuries. One of the places to visit.
    Written 15 January 2020
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  • moviegeekjn
    Phoenix, AZ1 841 contributions
    Internationally Nepal art and culture doesn't receive much coverage in museums-- far more exhibits for India, China, Japan, Thailand. But Nepal has rich historical treasures on display here.

    Not often visited by foreigners, it offers a great deal of Nepalese art and culture at an extremely affordable price: 150 rupees (about $1.50 US).
    Written 8 December 2021
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  • TheOExpress🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇭🇰
    Hong Kong, China3 952 contributions
    ...so if you’re in the area, especially if staying in the same compound at the Hyatt Regency, then you should definitely visit. Not every section was open but what there was I found very diverting, particularly some of the first European artists’ impressions of Nepal and the striking photography of people and nature.
    Written 26 January 2020
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  • Fiddle-gal
    Seattle, WA7 contributions
    They provided a history of this type of artwork. Pointed out how each piece of art is created: from canvas prep to the final signature. It’s more than just art.
    Written 21 January 2020
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  • Samgabben
    Brisbane32 contributions
    This is a very old museum and has obviously struggled with funding to maintain the exhibits but still worth a visit as it is just in the street behind the monkey temple. You have to pay for entry & photos but it is a minimal cost. They have lots of very old exhibits and many of the animals are extinct / endangered. My 3 teenagers were fascinated. I'd recommend a visit here.
    Written 17 January 2017
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  • Jalal Iqbal
    Dhaka City, Bangladesh1 463 contributions
    located near the Swambhunath temple and opposite to the National Museum. in my opinion, its a better-kept place than the national museum with a good military collection. has a good legacy of the unification of Nepal and its history.
    Written 16 March 2020
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  • Martin Archambault
    Montreal, Canada3 contributions
    The Museum was founded in the year 1995 with a view of collecting, preserving and glorifying Nepali folk musical instruments. There are more than 100 ethnic groups in Nepal, each with their own culture and traditions to mark every occasion from birth to death with music. The museum holding a collection of 655 distinct Nepali folk musical instruments.
    Not easy to find, like all treasures, but when you will find it, you will really appreciate it!

    Martin from Montréal, Québec, Canada
    Written 20 April 2020
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  • Jazz
    Paris, France1 contribution
    I’m buying Thanka with them since long time, they have good quality of art with many varieties. They’re friendly and very knowledgeable with thanka. I recommend them strongly.
    Written 23 February 2021
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  • hilde201
    Tilburg, The Netherlands6 contributions
    By accident I heard about the woodcraft workshop on Saturday mornings. The really nice brothers welcome you an give you the possibility to choose your own form to work on. After that they help you by making it the way they do it in Nepal. In the meanwhile they can tell you whatever you want to know about Nepal and their culture. They're also really interested in your culture. After the workshop, that ends when you are ready, they ask you for tips because they want to learn teaching. So I would recommend everybody to go to the Gallery on Saturday at 12 o'clock, it's all for free!
    Written 15 August 2018
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  • etudiant4_green
    Anonyme Island, Seychelles6 contributions
    one of three Durbar Palace Museum in Kathmandu Valley, centrally located, can be reached easly by walk, or vehicle. needing maintaince and attention . Listed in Heritage site of world by UNESCO.
    Written 4 September 2019
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  • annelisekhadka
    Stavanger, Norway72 contributions
    We took a friend and had to pay 500nrs for him because he is a foreigner. The only thing that is in there is pictures that someone have taken from a proper aviation museum, half of a helicopter and an airplane that had been completely gutted. Inside the plane they have made a small movie setting, there are pictures of someone scuba diving and they have a small place to have a snack and some coffee. However I would not recommend anyone to eat anything there. They charge a ridiculous amount of money for the entrance fee, but don’t even put soap in the bathrooms so all the people serving you food will have used the restroom without any hand sanitizers or hand was with soap. 🤢 The place has so much potential and I could give a million suggestions of what could be improved l, but at the moment it is really not worth your money.
    Written 20 November 2018
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  • paulreade24
    Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
    Very talented brothers. A pleasure to meet. Will leave you feeling joyful. Brilliant work. Not to be missed.
    Written 16 December 2018
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  • Jørn S
    Copenhagen102 contributions
    I visited the Art Council today to see some contemporary Nepalese art.

    I loved the exhibition that has some very fine examples of contemporary Nepalese art. See below.

    The director took time out to show me around and explain some of the paintings.

    It was a great experience. If you want to see Nepal through the eyes of contemporary Nepalese go there.
    Written 14 October 2019
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  • hazzamarri2442
    Sydney, Australia265 contributions
    We bought 2 paintings from here today for 3 specific reasons.

    1: the art is beautiful.
    2: we were able to browse without being constantly pestered by someone trying to make a sale.
    3: The seller did not try to rip us off, he gave us a reasonable price from the get go unlike other galleries we went to.

    10/10 would recommend this art gallery!
    Written 21 September 2019
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  • Manish
    2 contributions
    Nice and clean rooms,liked the ethnic style, value for money. Breakfast in the adjoining cafe is good but limited options.
    Written 4 September 2019
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