5 museums in Bhutan to discover its glory and culture!

Bhutan in itself is a living museum because of its policy of protecting its tradition and culture from outsiders.

Being isolated from other countries of the world, Bhutan’s museums offer a unique perspective on Bhutanese history, culture, rural lifestyle, artistic traditions and many more. It also showcases the ancient history from over 1500 years and also the ancient history of Wangchuck dynasty. So, what are you thinking about?

Let’s go on a cultural tour!

If you are fond of antique collections then travel to Bhutan with one of the best travel agents who will help you guide through the best of Bhutan’s culture and history through these museums.

1.Bhutan Textile Museum!!

Bhutan Textile Museum

Established in 2001 on the instruction of Her Majesty, National Textile Museum is an art and craft gallery in Thimphu, Bhutan. By showcasing and preserving the traditional weaving technique and attires worn by the royal family, this museum has attracted many tourists around the world.

Location: Thimphu

Entry timing: 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday

10 am to 3 pm on Sunday

Must see!!

  • The article of the Royal Family
  • Wedding clothes of the 4th Dragon king
  • Art and craft displayed in the gallery of the museum

2.Folk Heritage Museum!!

Folk Heritage Museum

One of the favoured sightseeing places in Thimphu, Folk Heritage Museum is also known as Phelchey Toenkhyim. This museum has rightly preserved and conserved the traditional and indigenous Bhutanese culture. So, if you want to learn about rural life then visit this museum!

Location: Thimphu

Entry timing: 9 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Friday

10 am to 1 pm from Saturday and Sunday

Must see!!

  • The 17th-century household tools and farming equipments
  • Preservation of Leopard Skin bags and Brokpa Yak Hair Hat

3.National Museum of Bhutan!!

National Museum

If you want to know more about Bhutanese culture then there is no other place better than National Museum of Bhutan. Previously the national museum used to be a watchtower which was later renovated in 1968.

Location: Paro

Entry timing: 9 am to 4:30 pm

Must see!!

  • The museum showcases impressive history and culture
  • Collection of thangkas, stone carvings, religious statues, and artifacts

4. Institute of Traditional Medicine Museum!!

Institute of Traditional Medicine Museum

Established in 1978, the Institute of Medicine Museum has some fantastic collections of medicinal plants from every corner of the Bhutanese Himalaya. It also has a library dating back to around 1616 when the religion of Tibetan Buddhism was introduced in Bhutan.

Location: Thimphu

Entry timing: 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday

9 am to 1 pm on Saturday

Sunday remains closed

Must see!!

  • Showcasing the ingredients of herbs, minerals, precious metals, gems and animals parts with healing abilities

5.Ta Dzong Museum!!

Ta Dzong Museum

Located above Rinpung Dzong, Ta Dzong was built to protect the Rinpung Dzong from the assaults of Tibet and India. In the 17th century, the fortress of Ta Dzong was converted into a museum. With 3000 artifacts, this museum has become one of the must visit place in Bhutan.

Location: Trongsa

Entry Timing: 9 am to 4 pm from Tuesday to Saturday

11 am to 4 pm on Sunday

Must see!!

  • Ancient temples situated in the premises
  • King’s robes, the Raven crown, the swords

Do you have the utmost urge to take a walk around the history of Bhutan? If your answer is yes, then do not wait and plan a vacation to Bhutan with the best tour operators to get a taste of the unique museum scene in the city!

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