The National Museum located on the way to Swayambhunath Hill
is most popular among the Kathmandu people. It holds not only ancient
artifacts, but also interesting mementos of recent kings and recently
used fire arms. A visitor to the museum will understand much about the
way wars were fought in this part of the world and the type of fire arms
that were used to conquer Nepal and later to protect it from the British Raj.
Other artifacts include ancient statues, painting, and murals. You may be interested
in the doll collection as well as the stuffed animals there. The collection of coins
in the complex includes coins going back to the second century BC as well as
excellent samples from dynasties that ruled Nepal after the birth of Christ.