National Museum of Nepal, Kathmandu

National Museum of Nepal, Kathmandu (must see)

The National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Sangrahalaya) is a popular attraction of the capital city of Kathmandu. Being about a century old, the museum stands both as a tourist destination and historical symbol for Nepal. The main attractions are collection of historical artworks (sculpture and paintings) and a historical display of weapons used in the wars in 18-19th century. The museum has separate galleries dedicated to statues, paintings, murals, coins and weapons. It has three buildings - Juddha Jayatia Kala Shala, Buddha Art Gallery and the main historical building which consists of natural historical section (collection of different species of animals, butterflies and plants), cultural section and philatelic section.

The museum was established in 1928 and was then known as Chhauni Silkhana, literally meaning "arsenal museum". It was originally used to display firearms and weapons used in the glorious past of the war history of Nepal. It was opened to the public in February 1939. Until then only foreign scholars/dignitaries and invitees or guests could have a glimpse of the collection. The Art Gallery was opened in 1943. In 1967 museum was named as Rashtriya Sangrahalaya (literally "National Museum of Nepal").

Operation hours: Monday: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm; (Summer) Wednesday - Sunday: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm; (Winter) Wednesday - Sunday: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sight Name: National Museum of Nepal
Sight Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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