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Patan Museum

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It takes all three floors of the meticulously restored royal palace to cover thirteen centuries of Nepal’s religious art history; easily Nepal’s leading museum.
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Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a terrible shame for the city that it has had this horrible disaster, but you can still get a good feel for the history and religion of this lovely country.

Thank JanetBrussels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comp[aritively a small museum but full of idols, artefacts of Hindu & Buddhist religions. Exquisitely made in wood & stone. Some stunning pieces. Well-maintained, some damaged by the earthquake & being restored. Informative & historic goes back many hundreds of years.

Thank Sayeed C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Patan museum is full of Nepali history, all the historic artifacts here provides information on how the country was 200 years ago.

Thank Chandan J
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Patan Museum: A museum situated in Patan, Nepal. It is an UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites displaying traditional sacred arts of Nepal. Patan Museum was inaugurated in 1997 by Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah.

Thank HimalayaV3
Reviewed 30 July 2018

these is the place where you can learn and get some proper information about the newari culture all the things over here you find it will be antique and very precious. patan durbar square is a perfect place to be to see the diversified culture...More

Thank Raju R
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Whilst in Lalitpur, Patan durbar square should be on your short list. We had a great guide Ammar Raj Guni for Patan city tour, got great experience walking through one spot to another. My suggestion - do the walk to the museum especially, well maintained...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This museum highlights the royal treasures of the Patan Kingdom, who ruled Nepal once upon a time. Apart from that, it also showcases the culture and history of Nepal.

Thank MalabS1
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We were in Kathmandu on our way bk from Kumbhu valley and wanted to visit this place after the good reviews posted in Tripadvisor. What catches the eye is the aestetics of the museum (destroyed a bit in the earthquake but being reconstructed at the...More

Thank Shreesha K
Reviewed 21 May 2018

The museum is small and well maintained. The collection of religious artifacts, mainly Buddhism and Hinduism, is amazing. The information boards next to the exhibitions are great source of knowledge. There is also a restaurant in the yard of the museum (no wi-fi) and a...More

Thank FlorenHL
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This is one of the finest museums I have seen . Most of the artefacts and statues date back to the tenth century . The history and philosophy around each artefact is very well explained in English . The various poses of Buddha , the...More

Thank Vipin A
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