Renovation of Ta Dzong

Since its construction in mid 17th century (1649) the Ta Dzong underwent its first ever major renovation following the earthquake of September 18th 2011. The earthquake rendered the Ta Dzong unsafe for both the visitors and the thousands of objects. The renovation project was funded by the Government of India, which took off from 8th April 2014 executed by the Division for Conservation of Heritage Sites, Department of Culture.

As of now, structural renovation of the Ta Dzong is complete in all respects, and re-electrification is going these days. The galleries are being fitted with lightings which conforms to the international standards of other museums around the globe and is expected to be complete by the end of this year. If the re-electrification goes as planned, we hope to re-open the renovated Ta Dzong by the beginning of next year.

After renovation

After renovation

During renovation

During renovation

Dismantling of damaged walls in progress

Dismantling of damaged walls in progress

 

Winter timing

The National Museum of Bhutan, Paro will be following its winter timing from November to February as detailed below:

The museum is open throughout the week from 9 am to 4 PM everyday, except on government and local holidays. The ticket counter will now close at 3.30 PM everyday.