The first-ever Virtual Tour of National Museum  - A Tribute to His Majesty the King.

History of National Museum

Paro Ta dzong, the fortress of watchtower was thus built on the promontory of the eastern spur of Paro valley directly above Rinpung Dzong in 1649 by La Ngonpa Tenzin Drugdra, the first Paro Penlop or Governor of Paro.


Project objectives: The core objective of this project was to consolidate and renovate the Ta Dzong building so as to reinstate its function as the National Museum of Bhutan with the state of art amenities, while maintaining the authentic values associated with the heritage structure.

Virtual Tour

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Message from the National Museum.

Natural History Gallery

Bhutan lies between latitudes 26°N and 29°N, and longitudes 88°E and 93°E on the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas.

Science & Conservation

In keeping with the mission of the National Museum of Bhutan, the Museum staff recognizes the growing importance of cultural and heritage preservation in Bhutan both for the Bhutanese people and for sharing it with others.

Resource & Education

The National Museum of Bhutan recognizes the critical role it plays not only as a cultural resource but also as an educational resource.
Horse egg
Vajra Meteoric Iron 8th Century.
Arrowhead Iron 11th Century

COVID-19 Advice for the visitors :

The National Museum of Paro, TaDzong was closed to public following the damage to the building caused by September 18th 2011 earthquake. The renovation works of the building were carried out by Division for Cultural Heritage Sites, Department of Culture, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan. It was funded by Government of India.  The Museum re-opened to public on 24th June 2020 corresponding to the 3rd day of 5th Bhutanese month of Male Iron Rat year.

In light of the current situation due to Covid19 pandemic, all the visitors are requested to observe following safety measures while visiting the museum:

1. Wear mask in the Museum (Visitors must bring their own mask).

2. Wash hands and use Hand sanitizer (placed in various points in the Museum

3. Follow Social distancing rules (one and half metres).

Note: All of the above conditions outlined by the Authorities must be respected in the Museum.


Horse egg


It is alleged that a horse gave birth to this oval-shaped object at Lhadrag village in Trasgiyangtse in 1928. The horse belonged to a merchant named Tsongpen Wangdue, later on he is said to have become very rich owing to his possession of this object.


Vajra Meteoric Iron 8th Century


Guru Rinpoche is said to have used this nine-prong vagra as a weapon to subdue the demi-gods.


Arrowhead Iron 11th Century


This arrowhead is one of those arrowheads believed to have been created by Atalumo, a General of Gesar Gyalpo, a legendary Warrior King of Tibet.