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Patan Museum

Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is small, but nicely done. All the explanations of exhibits are in English. This has been renovated after the earthquake and the entire facility is in pretty good shape. There is a very nice little café in the back, with comfortable sitting areas...More

Thank ShwayOchre
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum is within the complex of Patan Durbar Square. It has a great collection of antique artifacts. Can take upto 2 hours to see the entire museum.

Thank nik_0107
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Patan Museum is a great collection of woodwork and metal work. Well curated and has a good collection that showcases Buddhism and Hinduism. It's also a great place in the hot afternoons as the second and third levels are quite cool and offers a...More

Thank 174dinad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Patan is a large series of temples and palaces. Visitors walk between the main buildings which might enclose several city blocks. There are some shops and eateries but we mostly viewed the historic sights. An example of classic architecture, this area was largely spared by...More

Thank Dave48838
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Patan Museum in Kathmandu Nepal is excellent collection of antique artifacts. All Murtis are very well carved in wood and metal. I love this Museum. Must see

Thank miliriri
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My friend and I visited the museum as part of our visit to Patan Dubar Square on April 4, 2017. It is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The Patan Museum was inaugurated in 1997 by Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah. The Patan Museum displays...More

Thank Aury D
Reviewed 8 May 2017

There were different buildings open during our visit due to damage to some of the usual buildings from the earthquake. Therefore we got to visit more of the old palace than had previously been open. As with much of Durbar Square, the wood work was...More

Thank TravelLee3
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Entrance to the museum is via a tourist ticket purchased further down the road at a small kiosk. You then wear a badge which only marks you out as a tourist, bringing hawkers around you who are very persistent. The museum itself is on 3...More

Thank Philip R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is one of the most interesting museums I have ever been in. Most of the contents consists of small metal and stone sculptures. What makes it so interesting is the fact almost everyone is accompanied by an interesting and very well written description and/or...More

Thank sandyfSanDiego
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I really loves this place because it is one of the best preserved ancient place of Nepal. The History of Brave Nepalese and culture of Patan is very well resembled i this location. Highly recommended for 1 day visit. Relaxation and refreshment guaranteed.

Thank Nabin D
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