The National Museum of Cambodia (Khmer: សារមន្ទីរជាតិ) is Cambodia's largest museum of cultural history and is the country's leading historical and archaeological museum. It is located in Chey Chumneas, Phnom Penh.
The museum houses one of the world's largest collections of Khmer art, including sculptural, Khmer ceramics, bronzes, and ethnographic objects. Its collection includes over 14,000 items, from prehistoric times to periods before, during and after the Khmer Empire, which at its height stretched from Thailand, across present-day Cambodia, to southern Vietnam.
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shaun holroyd | Feb 19, 2018
I really enjoy going here. Lots to look at, exhibits change and a lovely quiet garden in the middle to get away from the noise of the city. Would be a 5 star review, but the entry cost, $10, is a bit more I would like, but I don't mind if it helps keep the place running.
Hillary Cheah | Dec 11, 2017
The price is fairly steep (10 for entry and 5 for an audio guide). Although I understand this goes towards the upkeep of the museum, it is still a large price to pay for the information given. The audio guide was fairly good, as many of the pieces do not have a written English explanation beside it, and the stories are worth listening too. The museum itself is pretty small, understandably, but one should go in if they enjoy looking at such sculptures and have the time to spare.
Julie Wong | Dec 22, 2017
A good buffer for understanding Hindu and Buddhism symbols and figures found in art and architecture of the region. Some of the works were recovered from looters and or taken from historical sites for conservation purposes. The audio guide was helpful, without it the visit would seem rather monotone. It would be great if they would keep up with the cleaning of the interior walls. The courtyard garden is very well done, it's a good place to take a break.
Im Nimol | Dec 16, 2017
Great place to bring my kids here to understand about our culture and enjoy the view on weekend. The ticket price is acceptable so there are a lot of foreigner visit here everyday especially on the weekend. We also can bring kids to feed the fish here and there a lot of different kind of fish. Kids love feeding the fish and buy the food for fish from the lady inside the hall.
Farruh Tillo | Jan 16, 2018
As a fan of random statues, I was pleased to see a few interesting works. Although architecture has resemblance to many similar buildings, it has its own charm. Blend of Elephants and greenery is often encountered. Besides, a few statutes of some mythological figures are scattered around. Not a big museum, so it may take an hour max to explore it.
Sim Molida | Apr 4, 2018
This museum definitely impressed me. There is a ton of information about the religious, political and architectural history of Cambodia. I wasn't expecting it to be so large with so many exhibits. I suggest getting the audio guide. We didn't and we felt like we missed out on a lot of good information. There are some information plaques in English but no enough to make up for no guide. Also, don't go in hungry. I went in on a light breakfast not anticipating how much there was to see and ended up going too quickly at the end with the anticipation of lunch. Also there is no photography allowed, which is a huge bummer because there are so many beautiful things.
Ben to the B | Mar 31, 2018
If you've been to the Angkor museum in Seam Reap you know that Cambodians can offer a modern museum experience. Here there should have been more interpretation offered on the exhibits without paying an additional cost above the entrance fee. The displays were very repetitive in design. The artifacts themselves were great, unfortunately there were only ancient ones. Some stuff from the last 200 years would be appropriate for a national museum.
Laurence Gray | Mar 20, 2018
The museum was priced fair an a total of $15.00 for entrance and audio guide. The exhibits are well presented but they do not allow photographs taken inside. I find that it would be a benefit if they did allow with no flash. They will let you take a photo in garden for a fee? The cases need help, many displays with out explanations and display card so faded you can not make out what was written. Audio had an annoying 10 second preamble to every display. The works presented are a good representation of the Cambodian culture. Slightly annoyed with flowers to be presented to deities for donation inside the museum. I respect another’s belief but always hitting up for donations inside what you have all ready paid for.
Dan Bayliss | Mar 31, 2018
It was a nice place with a lovely garden. A little too many Buddha as for me I like variety. If I were to do it again I would definitely get the audio guide as i felt I only got a fraction of the intended experience
felipe niño | Mar 26, 2018
I gave the 5 stars to the night show from Cambodian Living arts. Really beautiful show totally worth seeing totally worth the price also. Tickets can be bought in the entrance of the museum shows are at 7 pm. Really recommended!
Charlotte Lemay | Apr 23, 2018
Great place to visit. I would say it's a must do in Phnom Penh. Beautiful architecture and great indoor garden. Entrance fee is $10. The visit shouldn't take more than 1h30min. You don't really need a guide since most of the explanations are already written on the walls. The indoor garden is a good place to just relax and maybe even read a book. I really enjoyed the design of that building.
Chris Priestley | Apr 21, 2018
We didn't pay for the guided tour and just went around at our own accord. Well worth the money. It's amazing to see many exhibits showing stuff from way back in times many.of us can't remember. Worth a visit
Anita Maasland-McNeil | May 4, 2018
Interesting but not too much detail. May need to have audio guide for that. No air conditioning so quite hot. Garden is very nice.
Huang Wzhong | May 7, 2018
very nice and charming old architecture building. a beautiful precious collection of Buddhism, Brahmin and Hindu deity statues and relics. to enhance a fruitful of museum visiting experience, it would be nice if we already have some basic fundamental knowledge background, or rent the audio guide (or personal guide) would be the helpful solution. a lot of precious historical Lintel can tell you some mythical enjoyable stories, that has some special feeling which totally different from reading it from the book or browse from internet. just walk slowly and enjoy this wonderful place
John Lin | May 23, 2018
For a national museum, it's kind of small - even for a small country like Cambodia. I've been by the Angkor National Museum in Siem Reap, and that museum looks much more impressive from the outside (but it is a modern building). The courtyard is very nice though.I had less than an hour to visit, so didn't have time to really take my to enjoy the museum.
Alex Peykov | Jul 20, 2018
Fairly small but interesting museum. There isn't a lot of information to read on the artifacts so get the audio guide - it is very extensive! If you're not familiar with Khmer culture, visit the Angkor National Museum first - it will give you a much better understanding and appreciation when you come here.
YUAN MU | Jul 11, 2018
It's a nice place to go and the audio guide is 10 bucks, which is totally a worth. The whole museum is not extended. 1h 30min might cover the whole exhibition. U can also spend as much time as u want, just sitting there listening to the audio guide, knowing better about Khmer art history.
solaiman khan | Jul 21, 2018
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Philipp Molzer | Jul 15, 2018
If you plan to go to Angkor Wat, then you should go here first to see the statues, because most are gone from the temples. The museum is not very large but the selection of stone carving is quite good. The printed descriptions by each work are minimal so I suggest you get the audio guide. Layout is generally chronological if you go through in a counterclockwise direction.
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