Government of Nepal

Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation

National Archives

Ramshah Path, Kathmandu , Nepal


The formal announcement of the establishment of the National Archives of Nepal was made in the year 1959, and after construction of the present building it officially opened its doors in 1967 under the then Department of Archaeology, Ministry of Education. Its predecessor had been set up with the objective of managing and preserving the manuscripts and historical documents of Bir Library, (a collection dating from 1900 belonging to the royal family) and furthering research and publication endeavours. Thus the former Bir Library was renamed as the National Archives in 1967.

The National Archives of Nepal is prominently located within the premises of Singh Durbar (the central secretariat of the Government of Nepal) on Ramshah Path in Kathmandu.

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