Museum and Galleries

Nepal's museums are of great historical value as they showcase artifacts covering many centuries and various dynasties that ruled the country. Kathmandu Valley houses a number of museums and art galleries displaying art work of the past and present. The museums have rich collections of archaeological, historical and artistic importance.Some are: The National Museum at Chhauni, Museums at Kathmandu Durbar Square, Museum of Natural History at Swayambhu, National Library at Puchowk, Kaiser Library at Thamel, National Birendra Art Gallery at Naxal, Asa Archives at Tangal, National Art Gallery at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, National Woodworking Museum at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bronze and Brass Museum at Bhaktapur, Nepal National Ehnographic Museum at Bhrikuti Mandap.

Some of the important museums and galleries are elaborated.

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Kathmandu Valley Public Library (KVPL)
Address : Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu

This public library has a central location in Bhrikutimandap, which is an appealing factor for its users, mainly students from the surrounding colleg...
AWON library
Address : Kupondole, Lalitpur

AWON library is one of Kathmandu´s public libraries. AWON stands for Active Women of Nepal, an organization for community service.This library,...
Kaiser Library
Address : Tridevi Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal

The famous Kaiser Library consists mostly of Kaiser Shumshere Rana’s vast collection of more than 45,000 books and magazines that cover an amaz...
Nepal National Library
Address : Harihar Bhawan, Pulchowk P.O.Box 182, Lalitpur, Nepal
Phone : 977-1-5521132  
The Nepal National Library was first established in 1957 at Singha Durbar with the personal collection of the king’s Preceptor, the late Hem Ra...
The Brass & Bronze Museum
Address : Bhaktapur, Nepal

The metalwork section known as the Brass & Bronze Museum is housed opposite the Woodcarving Museum. This section showcases brass and bronze metal...
The Woodcarving Museum
Address : Dattatreya Square, Bhaktapur

The old Pujari Math has been converted into a Woodcarving Museum and is located at the Dattatreya Square about a ten minute walk from the Durbar Squa...
National Art gallery
Address : Bhaktapur, Nepal

The National Art Gallery which occupies a part of the Bhaktapur Palace was established by the Government of Nepal, Department of Archaeology in 1960....
Patan Museum
Address : Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur
Phone : 5521492  
The Patan Museum is a remarkable example of successful restoration work. Part of the old palace built by the Malla dynasty, it has a resplendent gild...
Narayanhiti Palace Museum
Address : Durbarmarg, Kathmandu, Nepal

Narayanhiti Palace Museum is the former royal palace in the centre of the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, It is the palace which long served as a primar...
Natural History Museum
Address : Manjushree Bajaar Swoyambhu, KTM, Nepal
Phone : 977-1-4271899  
Before the establishment of the Natural History Museum (NHM), specimens collected by foreign scientific expeditions were allowed to be taken out of t...
Hanuman Dhoka Museum
Address : Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu

ribhuvan Museum at the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kathmandu Durbar Square highlights the life of King Tribhuvan (1906-1955) who helped free the country fr...
National Ethnographic Museum
Address : Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu
Phone : 4256909  
National Ethnographic Museum  presents a kaleidoscopic image of Nepal to visitors. This museum showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Nepal...
Asha Archives
Address : Kulambhulu, Nhyokha Tole, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone : 4223817  
The Asha Archives is a public library of Nepali manuscripts, named after the late Asha Man Singh Kansakar, father of the late Prem Bahadur Kansakar (...
National Museum
Address : Near Swoyambhunath stupa, Kathmandu

The National Museum is located in the western part of Kathmandu near the Swoyambhunath stupa in the historical building which was constructed in earl...
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