Government of Nepal
Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation

Department of Archaeology
National Numismatics Museum
Chhauni, Kathmandu

Museum Chief

Subash Krishna Dangol

Phone: 9851118002

Information Officer

Govinda Neupane

Phone: 9847101301

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Coins are one of the major resources of national history of all the countries. We can draw out a picture from the study of coins on political, economic, social and religious aspect of the nation. It is designed always on the national interest and therefore every attention is given to portray in most compacted form of designs. Nepalese coins are also designed in same way and thus reflect many important facts of the past history.Nepal has the documented history from Lichchhavi period onwards. Although we have first dated King Jayaverma from second century of Christian era, the coins could be traced with authenticity only from fifth century onwards. It was issued during the time of king Manadev. Since then the coins are minted uninterruptedly till today. They are the collection of our museum.

Display of Coins

The ancient coins are exhibited in this museum were collected during

Silver coins in the form and size of a rupee weighing

After the King Prithvi Narayan Shah conquered Kantipur in 1768, Patan

Only metal coins were circulated in Nepal from Lichchhavi period to

The full value of Nepalese coins was trended in Tibet as

Besides the transaction, the coins are found to be used as

Museum Visiting Time

  • Magh 16 to Kartik 15 (February to October)   :  10:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Tickets Counter will be open on Magh 16 to Kartik 15 (February to October) until 4:00 PM
  • Kartik 16 to Magh 15 (November to January) :  10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
  • Tickets Counter will be open on Kartik 16 to Magh 15 (November to January) until 3:00 PM
  • Every Monday :10:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Ticket Counter will be open on Monday until 2:00 PM
  • The museum will be open on Saturday.
  • The museum will remain closed on Tuesdays and public holidays.

Ticket Details


Per Student : Rs 10/-
Per Person : Rs 25/-
Digital Camera : Rs 50/-
Movie Camera : Rs 100/-


Per Person : Rs 50/-
Digital Camera : Rs 75/-
Movie Camera : Rs 150/-


Per Person : Rs 150/-
Digital Camera : Rs 100/-
Movie Camera : Rs 200/-