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Patan Museum

Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, 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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Very modest museum. The internal courtyard is worth of it. A TIP Take a coffee in the inside cafe, a little bit of of peace!

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The 1000 rupees are a little steep. They are fixing a lot of earthquake damage and it is progressing well. I really enjoyed this. It was well laid out and explained the history of the area and the intersection of Buddhism and Hinduism.

Thank SebastionSt
Reviewed 28 June 2017

All the displays in the museum have signs in English. Some items in the museum include detailed figurines, stone tablets, tapestries, and a throne. There are steep stairs to climb and no air-conditioning inside. There is plenty of cushioned seating by the windows inside. Photography...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I live nearby and I've been to the museum a few times. It is always refreshing to know your local history. Highly recommended.

Thank pratikjoshi448
Reviewed 24 June 2017

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 June 2017

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 1 June 2017 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 Dina_2600
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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
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