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Patan Museum

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Address: Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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10:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:30

It takes all three floors of the meticulously restored royal palace to...

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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A quiet space for heart

In crowded Kathmandu, it's difficult to find a quiet and fresh place like Patan Museum. Tourists can read the ancient culture with calm atmosphere and the classical architecture... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Taipei, Taiwan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In crowded Kathmandu, it's difficult to find a quiet and fresh place like Patan Museum. Tourists can read the ancient culture with calm atmosphere and the classical architecture itself speaks elegant language. Really enjoyable and worthy to visit.

Thank DianaFromTaiwan
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must see on your trip to Patan. The museum is very well curated with an extensive collection of art from Nepal. All exhibits are very well labeled and provide an insightful view on the cultural richness of the country. The museum has a great cafe to unwind and take a break. I would HIGHLY recommend this museum.

Thank tatyanay1
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum has a collections old ruins, and worth a trip for the art and history enthusiasts as well as all other curious minds. The peacefull surrounding and a garden inside made my brief stay here a lot enjoyable and worthwhile!

Thank Aj J
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Patan Museum is one of the most interesting in Nepal. The collection of Buddhist and Hindu art is rich and diverse. Museum has not been damaged by earthquake and in my opinion is the main attraction in Patan.

Thank OlegButenko1974
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibition is very interesting. Many ancient object is displayed. The entrance fee is included in 1000 rps. If you love in history, must see! There have restaurant in the garden behind the museum.

Thank Nareenate
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great layout and best museum in NEPAL. Beautiful old artifacts tracing the history of buddhism and its connection with the Indian Hinduism.

Thank hometheaterobsession
Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the patan darbar square houses all almost all when it comes to museum. At the entry as a tribute in the courtyard itself small wooden n clay sculpture os sparrow arre placed in front of the temple. This bird is now not seen and becoming extint. There are entry charges for the complex which is 250rs for the... More 

Thank Hitesh R
Glencoe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting museum dealing with artefacts found throughout Nepal. As an interested atheist it explained to me the different Buddhist deities and the meanings of assorted head, hand and body postures in statues etc as well as a historical overview of the faith generally. It is a joint venture between the governments of Austra and Nepal and as such benefits... More 

Thank shaggyd0g1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is in the Patan Square where the former residence of the King was. The royal family are no longer living there as the royal family was overthrown. Now the Residence is the museum. There are some very interesting relics inside the museum. Plus you can look out of the windows to see the other temples and the damage... More 

Thank LeylandBrothers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our arrival day, we stayed nearby the museum and just walked by. The police came to ask us to pay entrance fee (1000NPR) If you intend to visit Patan Durbar square and the museum, then you might find it interesting. I mean the museum was interesting but not for the price we paid. If I compare it with Bhaktapur... More 

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