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Museums in Pokhara

Museums of Pokhara

Museums in Pokhara to promote and preserve local culture, art, lifestyle, and tradition. Pokhara is a city of museums with different types scattered around the valley. Visitors entertain cultural and religious exchange. There is worth visiting museums about the mountain, climbers, ethnic group, dress, photos, butterfly, Gurkha's life, medals, eastern culture, cultural diversity, costume, jewellery, fish, and vegetation. 

Museums in Pokhara boasts some of the popular sites to visit while you are visiting there. Hire a guide and private car easily to visit the following interesting museums. 

International Mountain Museum

International Mountain Museum located in Ghari Patan, Pokhara 2 km south of the domestic airport. It built on 12.6 acres of land with a display area of 4200 sq/m. Nepal Mountaineering Association inaugurated on 29 May 2002 by famous Everest summiteers Appa Sherpa from Nepal and Junko Tabei from Japan. It officially opened on 5 Feb 2004. It was established with the support of national and international groups, individuals, and organizations. 

There are 4 exhibition halls and 12 sub-divisional halls. It displays wide information on the Himalayan lifestyle, history, culture, geology, flora, fauna, and original gears of the mountain climber. There are a mountain people gallery, mountain gallery, mountain activities gallery, Lakhang, Associates gallery, living museum, and photographs of 14 world highest mountain peaks. There are Gorkha village restaurants, souvenir shops, gardens, toilets, and wall climbing. 

International Mountain Museum exhibits ethnic groups information about Tamang, Gurung, Magar, Sherpa, Kirat, and Chhantyal with culture, tradition, dress, utensil, and weapon. Garden offers to climb a man-made model of Manaslu peak with 31 ft height and fishpond with yak statue. The views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu can see on a clear day. 

Visitor Info: Phone: 977-61-460742, 462322, 462336 Ghari Patan, Pokhara

Opening Hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm round the year

Entrance fee

Foreigner: Rs. 500
SAARC Nation: Rs. 250
Nepali: Rs. 100
Student: Rs. 50
Resident Visa: Rs. 250
Garden: Rs. 30

Annapurna Natural History Museum

Annapurna Natural History Museum located within Prithvi Narayan Campus premises, Bhimkali Patan Bagar. It was established in 1965 by an American Peace Corps Volunteer, the late Dorothy Mierow. There are a large collection of butterflies, insects, birds (150 species), plants (70 species) and models of wildlife (90 species) living in the Annapurna Area (7629 sq km). The 660 species of butterfly, taxidermy of wildlife, various precious and semi-precious stone, volcanic rocks, and Fisheries Research Center are in exhibition rooms. 

Opening Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 10 am -5 pm (4 pm in winter) except public holidays

Phone: +977-61-541006, Prithvi Narayan Campus (Tribhuvan University) 

Bhimkali Patan, Bagar in Pokhara 

Gurkha Memorial Museum

Gurkha Memorial Museum is located in British Camp nearby KI Singh Bridge. It was established on 21 January 1994. There is a house with a ground floor, first floor, and second floor with a beautiful historical exhibition. It covers Gurkha's history from 1815 to the current day, including the First and Second World War, UN peace-keeping missions, Gulf War, Malayan Emergency, Borneo Confrontation, Falklands War, Anti Illegal Operations Hong Kong, 1857 Indian Mutiny, customs and traditions of each infantry regiment, the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas, Gurkha Contingent of the Singapore Police Force, Gurkha Independent Parachute Company, Gurkha Military Police and Gurkha Dog Company. 

Pokhara is the home of Gurkha Soldier. Visitors can observe the ancient collection of uniforms, medals, Khukri (Gurkha knife), pictures and materials used by courageous soldiers during the First and Second World War. Visit the history of Gurkha

Opening Hours: 

8:00 am - 4:30 pm around the year, Visitor Info: Tel: +977-61-441762
+977-61-441763 Deep, Pokhara

Entrance Fee

Non-Nepali: Rs 200
SAARC member: Rs 100
Nepali: Rs 30
Children: Discount

Regional Museum

Regional Museum is located at Naya Bazar (3 km away from Lakeside) between the Airport and Mahendra Pul. It was inaugurated by the late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah in 1985. The museum divided 5 different divisions featuring eastern culture, daily lifestyle, cultural diversity, jewellery, costume, musical, and dance departments. On the collection displays, lifestyle, and history local ethnic communities such as Magar, Gurung, Thakali, Rai, Limbu, and Tharu. 

Likewise, the Gurung Museum situated at Shaktighat near the Seti River. There display traditional rituals of Gurungs from cradle to death with utensils, dummies, and photographs.