The Taragaon Museum is supported by The Saraf Foundation for Himalayan Traditions & Culture.

The museum is the starting point of the Foundation’s aim to document Nepal’s cultural heritage and support historic preservation in the Kathmandu valley and beyond.

Before the restoration, Taragaon was a hostel which has now been restored and at places enlarged. It now houses a permanent collection, contemporary art exhibitions, events and performances, café and bar, and is known for its high quality & avant-garde art & performances.

In 1970s, what started as a hostel for young and adventurous, and has evolved is a space that preserves, document and celebrates Art & Culture.

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Permanent Exhibition

Our permanent exhibition display includes the works of Niels Gutschow, Kevin Burbriski, Thomas Kelley, Jaroslav Poncar, Wolfgang Rang, Andreas Brandt, Robert Powell and many more.

Event Hall

The ambiance of our venue is always the highlight of an event or exhibition. Our hall is favored by artists to showcase a wide variety of artworks.


Taragaon’s open air venue is a unique space for your programs. With a capacity for 150 people, you can choose to make either floor or chair seating in the amphitheater.

Shop Spaces

Visitors can grab gifts from the shops operating on the museum’s premises. Gifts range from high quality Pashmina Shawls to candles with the best aromas.


Situated in the Taragaon Museum, Flavor’s Café and Restaurant offers a variety of Continental, Indian and Nepali dishes. Its relaxing ambiance, combined with the taste of authentic food, makes Flavor’s Café one of the most visited restaurants in town.

Contemporary Art Gallery

The contemporary Art Gallery displays the works of 20 Nepalese artist, who are associated with the Taragaon Museum.

My Nepal- An Exhibition by Lord Buddha Foundation

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Bare Wall & Empty Floor

Come and feel the vacuum space under the drum roof of Taragaon, the first modern architectural structure in Nepal WE

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Kathmandu Augenblick by Rolf A. Kluenter

The exhibition ‘Kathmandu Augenblick / Blink of an Eye / kSaNa / Ek Chin’ presents selected works in the media

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Kathmandu Triennale

Kathmandu Triennale 2017 – The City Kathmandu Triennale 2017 – The City Kathmandu Triennale is Nepal’s premier platform for global

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Taragaon Artist...

  • 6 Jun 2018

Calling all the Artists to Apply for Taragaon Artists Studio 2018.. Come and work at...

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Annapurna Sanctuary...

  • 27 May 2018

Taragaon Museum organized a group exhibition displayed by senior artists Chhetra Lal Kayastha, Alok Gurung...

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Engaged Arts in...

  • 19 Mar 2018

Lillian Ball first came to Nepal with the Anatta Foundation in 2015, she was introduced...

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Sojourner Art

  • 18 Nov 2017

Gus Harper is a Los Angeles based painter who is traveling the world, particularly Nepal,...

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