Museums and Galleries of Nepal

Museum of Nepal

Nepal, a land known as a home to the most of the highest peaks on earth including Mt. Everest and a great repository of medieval art and architecture, is also the cradle of two major religions of the world Hinduism and Buddhism.

These two religions in a related short span of time have caused a unique development of cultural legacy of Nepal resulting a great array of art and artifacts. Nepal has glorious part and priceless heritage to boast about. The country has a special tryst with History. The museums display unique artifacts and paintings from 5th century AD onwards to date, including archeological exportation of Nepal’s rare historical, cultural and religious monuments.

The National Museum of Nepal was established in 1928 as an arsenal museum in the historical building which was constructed in 19th century by General Bhimsen Thapa. Nepal’s museums are of great historical value as they showcase artifacts covering many centuries and various dynasties that ruled the country. The museums of Nepal have some of those rare specimens, artifacts, weapons dating from all those periods. The Museums and galleries in Nepal are Narayanhiti palace museum, bronze and brass museum, National Museum, Natural History Museum, Hanumandhoka Palace Complex’s Tribhuvan Museum, Patan & Bhaktapur Durbar Square Museum and Mountaineering International Museum of Pokhara are the main preserved show case of the country. Travelers can observe several unique Nepalese historical, cultural and religious monuments by visiting these sites.

National art Gallery in Kathmandu is a must visit site too. This gallery is the house in one of the oldest palaces in Kathmandu valley. The Gallery contains various day to day items that were used by the various Dynasties that ruled Nepal. Due to Nepal’s amazing socio-culture diversification it has very unique artifacts tradition which made well renown to world as one of the best human creation for its antique color paintings. Some of the most popular galleries in Nepal are given here to travelers can enjoy by seeing it. National Art Gallery, NAFA Gallery, Srijana Contemporary Art Gallery, J Art Gallery, NEF-ART (Nepal Fine Art) Gallery, Nepal Art Council Gallery are the main among of them. Here are many private art galleries in Kathmandu that have played a major part in uplifting Nepali art in recent years. So, if you are an art freak then there is more than enough to see in Nepal.

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