Organization - Nepal Ethnographic Museum

Nepal Ethnographic Museum
Basic Information
English Nepal Ethnographic Museum
Local language
Country Nepal
Category Government-Affiliated Organization Museum
Domain Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Function Research
Established year 2000

The museum aims to function as a living resource center to inform and educate both Nepalese and foreign visitors and tourists interested to know and learn about Nepal’s architecture, and culture.


Ethnographic museum is the only museum of Nepal concerning the ethnic groups of Nepal. Situated in Bhrikutimandap, the museum works towards safeguarding, promoting, and developing many things concerned to Ethnic groups history, culture, language, identities, etc. in Nepal and link these found identities in the world. Nepal being a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-lingual nation, it has become significantly important to protect the diverse culture and introduce these variation in culture to the world. Realizing the dearth of information outlet that showcases Nepal’s unparalleled ethnic and cultural heterogeneity, this museum had been developed with the Tourist Service Center premise.

The museum is established in two halls located on the 1st floor of Tourist Service Center. A permanent exhibition of eleven different ethnic communities is affixed in the diorama hall and a periodic exhibition of individual ethnic community has been showcased in the ethnographic itemization of entire life cycle in ethnic exhibition hall. Thakali, Sherpa, Tamang, Gurung, Rai, Limbu, Chepang, Jyapu, Magar, Sunuwar, etc. are some of the ethnic communities that are being displayed.

Major Activities

The museum has been consistently researching 4-5 different known ethnic groups of people and then adding these ethnic group to the museum collection.

Contact Information (Organization)
Address Bhrikutimandap, Nepal Tourism Board
Tel +977 1-4233885

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