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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 good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Royal Palace Complex | Durbar Marg, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth a visit and the tourist fee. It is a beautiful place that you can leisurely explore and learn. There is also a beautiful courtyard where you can sit and eat or drink along with a few shops. But the collection is vast...More

Thank carries477
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply beautiful! The palace had been renovated by the famous Austrian architect Hagenmueller. It resisted to the 2015 earthquake. The collection is amazing and there beautiful representation of budhas. There is a nice courtyard with food and beverages catering. The compound includes several royal courtyards...More

Thank philcori
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Patan museum is well worth a visit. It’s quite small but has some interesting artifacts and information. We really enjoyed a leisurely walk through and the entrance fee is minimal.

Thank wendyc2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the lions flanking the entrance, to the gilded arch at the entrance, to the marble and stone shrine in the museum courtyard, the structure of this museum is itself a great history lesson of different historic periods in Nepal history. However, the museum also...More

Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Patan Museum is located at Durbar Square, which is the very center of old town Patan. The building of the museum itself is a main attraction of Patan, but inside is also interesting. Although the entrance is a little bit expensive, it is worth seeing.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn’t really expecting to find this great little museum when we were visiting Patan Durbar Square. Although it’s not big place, you should spend adequate time to explore the museum. I would say 1 hour will be enough. The museum focus mostly on Buddhism...More

Thank LeoLHR
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Patan Museum, is situated in Lalitpur Mangal Bazar, which was a famous and as a central market of Lalitpur. Now it has all collection of New and old. It is a centre of cultural heritage, many temples are situated around this place. It maintained ancient...More

Thank subha237
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The museum exhibits in a very informative way history and features of Patanˋs very rich Culture. The Visite of the museum is a must while in Patan.

Thank Hansjürg A
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We purchased our tickets and walked through in 2mins. Most was covered in cladding due to earthquake damage. We thought we missed something and walked through it all again but... no, we saw it all. Guess it’s not our thing!

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Patan was badly damaged after 2015 earthquake. Much has been done to rebuild the temples and museum areas to their original state. This site is well worth a visit and is being done up as well as possible and will be better than it was...More

Thank Elizabeth H
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