The National Museum, Kathmandu

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The National Museum of Nepal is a popular attraction of the capital city of Kathmandu. About a century old, the museum stands as a tourist destination and historical symbol for Nepal. Being the largest museum of the country of Nepal, it plays an important role in nationwide archaeological works and development of museums. For the residents of Kathmandu, the monument serves to relive the battles fought on the grounds of Nepal. The main attractions are collection of historical artworks and a historical display of weapons used in the wars in the 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 building which consists of natural historical section, cultural section and philatelic section.The National Museum is under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. The museum has practical application in portraying and understanding the past and present traditions of the people of Nepal.HistoryThe National Museum of Nepal was established in 1928 by using an old building built in early 19th century. It was once a residence used by Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa. The building has collection of bronze sculptures, paubha paintings and weapons including the sword gifted by King of France Napoleon Bonaparte. The museum then known as Chhauni Silkhana, literally meaning "arsenal museum", was originally used to display firearms and weapons used in the war history of Nepal.
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  • This museum located in 10 minutes walk from durbar square is made up of s3 buildings: two have no interest. on the other hand the museum dedicated to the statues of bronze and stone is worth it. Low price.
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  • I was very happy to see all of the stuffs decorated which have there own value from past i make my experience about the role if neplease people in the world war and the animals are also highly decorat...  more »
  • There are several structures in the courtyard, which seems somewhat old, with a fountain in the middle. but no new planting seems to have been done for a long time in the garden! It begins in the left the House and continue the hike Judda Art gallery.
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