The museum is closed on Tuesdays and is open from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm on Fridays. The rest of the week it opens from 10.30 am to 4 pm in summer and until 3 pm in winter.
Not far from Swayambhunath, the National Museum but the art gallery has a fine collection of religious art.
The museum has a rather eccentric collection that includes some moon rock, a number of moth-eaten stuffed animals, a vast number of uniforms and military decorations, swords and guns, and a portrait gallery. The most interesting exhibit is a leather Tibetan cannon.
The gallery displays a number of treasures. There is a superb collection of statues and carvings (stone, wood, bronze, terracotta) - some pieces date to the first century BCE.
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