Museum in Pokhara

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Pokhara Museum: Pokhara museum is situated between the bus stop and Mahendra Pul. It is the museum which showcases the ethnic mixture of the varied cultures that flourish in western Nepal. By means of models, photographs and artifacts the lifestyles and history of the Gurungs, Thakalis and Tharus are appealingly presented in the museum. More recently discovered remains of an 8,000-year-old settlement in Mustang has gained much interest and is also a major attraction of Pokhara museum.


Annapurna Regional Museum: Annapurna regional museum famous as the Natural History Museum is located at the Prithvi Narayan Campus to the east of the old bazaar. The museum is operated and managed by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and in this museum exceptional collection of butterflies, birds, insects and models of wildlife founded in the area are kept.


International Mountain Museum (IMM): International Mountain museum which is located 1.5 km south of Pokhara Airport at RatoPairo, has on display historical records, documents and chronicles on mountaineering. There are three main exhibition halls in the museum and are: Hall of Fame, Hall of the Great Himalaya and the Hall of World Mountains. Together with this the museum also has a library, a prayer room and an audio-visual room. The museum, established with the theme “Man, Mountain and Mountain activities around the world” is operated and managed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association.


Gurkha Memorial Museum: Gurkha Memorial museum is located at Pardi, Pokhara. As is clear from the name itself the museum displays a collection of uniforms, pictures of the Gukha infantry regiments, medals (including the Victoria Cross), Gurkha engineers, signals and transport regiments and Gurkha Contingent of the Singapore Police Force.


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