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Tibetan Museum, Mcleodganj Overview

Located in the suburban district of McLeodganj in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, is the famous Tibetan Museum which is very popular. Regarded as the official museum of the Central Tibetan Administration Department of Information and International Relations, is located very close to the popular temple of Dalai Lama, popularly known as Tsuglagkhang, where His Holiness resides. The Tibet Museum is purely a work of Tibetan workmanship which incorporates history reports, earthenware, handiworks and various canvases. Built in a traditional yellow and white Tibetan style of engineering, the exterior of the museum radiates positive energy which compels people to visit and explore what the museum has to offer.

Regarded as the official museum of The Central Tibetan Administration Department of Information and International Relations, the Tibetan Museum aims to raise awareness about the occupation of Tibet, human rights abuses committed by China and how Tibet overcame all other struggles put before them. The interior of the museum is filled with various exhibitions, documentary screenings, talk series, photographs and workshops along a single line and it is always buzzing with people who visit them. A video is also shown which highlights the journey of Tibet into the Himalayas which is very interesting to watch. Due to the exhibitions and workshops conducted, the  Tibet Museum teaches children a lot about the Tibetan culture and is thus, an ideal place for them to enhance their knowledge and have fun at the same time.

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Exhibitions at Tibetan Museum

Current Exhibition: The current exhibition in the museum showcases recent events in Tibet that are known throughout history. They are updated from time to time and various posters and banners and posters are put up for this purpose.

Permanent Exhibition: The Permanent Exhibition of the Tibetan Museum is dedicated to Tibet’s recent history: The Chinese Occupation and the Tibetan Exile Experience.

Travelling Exhibition: The museum currently has 11 sets of exhibition titles. Each title comprises photogenic panels with individual textual descriptions in 3 languages, that is, English, Hindi and Tibetan. The photographs and texts are displayed on large panels that are easy to transport and allow for multiple display setups.

Temporary Exhibition: This type of exhibition is on display for 3-4 months. The main objective for putting up this kind of exhibition is to create a platform for Tibetans and Non-Tibetans to showcase their work/exhibition in Tibet and its people.

Online Exhibition: This kind of exhibition showcases various photographs of events in the Tibetan museum and it is a photographic biography of various events that take place.

Upcoming Exhibition: The Tibet Museum invites communities and organizations to bring their respective exhibitions to their museum or contact them directly.

How to Reach Tibet Museum

In order to reach the museum, one has to take a private vehicle, taxi or a bus that is available in McLeodganj. The landmark of Temple of Dalai Lama is more than sufficient for people to reach the Tibetan Museum in case there is any confusion with respect to its location.

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