Narayanhiti Museum’s Shreesadan open for general public
November 22, 2020 12:30 PM NPT
Narayanhiti Palace Museum. File photo: Republica
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The then King Birendra Shah’s private residential home, Shreesadan has been opened for the general public since today. Located inside the Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Shreesadan has been opened for observation.
Before the macabre royal palace massacre, Shreesadan was the residence of the then King Birendra, Queen Aishwarya and Prince Nirajan Bikram Shah. The special place was shut following the massacre of King Birendra’s entire family on 1 June 2001. This was the most popular and devastating human-made incident in the history of modern Nepal.
The Narayanhiti Palace Museum and Republic Monument Management and Operation Committee has opened the exhibition chamber of Shreesadan allowing the general public to observe it.
Inaugurating the exhibition room of Shreesadan today, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai said the Narayanhiti museum would be established as a prime destination site which would help visitors understand the monarchy and especially the history of modern Nepal.
Noting that the progressive role by the monarchy in the unification of modern Nepal was indelible, Minister Bhattarai said the history from Prithvi Narayan to Gyanendra Shah is reflected in the Narayanhiti area.