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Tibet Museum

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As the first modern museum in Tibet, the Tibet Museum occupies an area of 23,508 square meters with 10,451 square meters for exhibition. Showing the traditional Tibetan architectural style, the museum is equipped with modern facilities to ensure service quality. Moreover, all exhibits here are interpreted in various languages such as English, Tibetan, Japanese and Chinese to cater for visitors from different places.


The museum lies in the southeast of Norbu Lingka, Lhasa.


It was officially opened in October, 1999.
The construction project of the Tibet Museum was listed as one of the sixty-two "Aid-Tibet Projects" in July 1994.The museum opened in October 1999 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China and the 40th anniversary of Tibet's Democratic Reform. The former Chinese chairman Jiang Zemin inscribed the name for the Museum.

The Tibet Museum was officially inaugurated in October of 1999, with a permanent collection that celebrates the History of Tibetan Culture. The design of the exhibit uses traditional Tibetan architecture such as Tibetan doors, beam-decoration, patterns and so on, in order to create the atmosphere of authentic Tibetan art.

Architecture / Structure / Each scenery.

Designed by a Han architect from Sichuan Province, the Tibet Museum is a pioneering work in the history of Tibet. Once entering the Prelude Hall, visitors must be attracted by the colorful decorated pillars, banners as well as beams. Going further, you will enter the exhibition area. First you will see 2 exhibition halls on the first floor displaying the long history and rich natural resources. Walking up to the 2nd floor, you will find 5 small exhibition halls exhibiting an abundant collection of cultural relics of pre-history, handwritten Tibetan classics and pottery etc.
Walking out of the museum, you will be greeted with green lawns and dense trees, which will give you a fresh feeling. In addition, there is also a cultural gallery in the museum and you should go there to have a visit.

Admission fee.
The admission fee for the Tibet Museum is RMB 35.


It’s open to the public from 10:00 to 18:00 every day except Monday.