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The Natural History Museum

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Address: Manjushree Bajaar, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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+977 1-4271899

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Interesting display of Nepalese wildlife

This is a very old museum and has obviously struggled with funding to maintain the exhibits but still worth a visit as it is just in the street behind the monkey temple. You have... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a very old museum and has obviously struggled with funding to maintain the exhibits but still worth a visit as it is just in the street behind the monkey temple. You have to pay for entry & photos but it is a minimal cost. They have lots of very old exhibits and many of the animals are extinct... More 

1 Thank Samgabben
Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

The Natural history Museum is situated in Kathmandu Nepal which is all about natural history of Nepal like wild life of Nepal.

1 Thank uncle-wiki
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We entered the museum at 16.10,bought tickets and after 10mins we were rushed by the younger member of staff,"excuse me,you have 15 mins left!" even though the website and signs at the door state that it's open till 17.00. So we mentioned that to him and he mumbled something quietly and then said "ok". As we were browsing through the... More 

5 Thank Matylda88
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

This museum you musnt approach with any expectations! It's certainly not london national history museum! But wow it is something. The entire museum can be done in 30-45mins and is full of fantastic and weird things. A few things (an 8 legged baby goat) reminded us of something from a horror film, but this is a museum in a league... More 

3 Thank Tbirmingham
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

This place was really freaky. Lots of bad taxidermy in a room with poor lighting but worth the 50 rupees entry fee if you're not to squeamish - there are some strange specimens

1 Thank Emsgems27
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

This little museum( under the Tribhuan University) is ridiculed by Lonely Planets but the staff tries their best of documenting and preserving Nepals amazing variety of plants and animals with the small budget available. I asked about different animals seen on my Everest trek and the enthusiastic mr. Devendra Maharjan helped find every one of them from my vague descriptions.... More 

1 Thank Poul_Hansen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Natural history museum of Nepal is situated on the lap of Swayambhu stupa, a world heritage site in the west hillock of Kathmandu valley. Swayambhu hillock is itself a famous place not only in the context of the culture, religion and history of Kathmandu valley, but also equally famous place for the early plant hunters in Nepal.

6 Thank Saajan S
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

I am a museum freak. I´m not always so much entertained by the educationally correct, streamlined and sterile exhibitions of today. I have a strong drawing to the jumbled victorianish style of museums of before. Especially in museums of natural history and archeology. In the 70´s my wife and i visited the(I believe) National Museum in Katmandhu and aside from... More 

8 Thank firstclassjohnny
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

Natural history museum of Nepal is situated on the lap of Swayambhunath, on the road to the tourist bus park, the Natural History Museum offers a faded but quirky collection of exhibits, including varnished crocodiles, model dinosaurs and mounted animal heads that look suspiciously like hunting trophies. The museum provides a valuable service to local school children and it could... More 

3 Thank durgesh R

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