Folk Heritage Museum

Folk Heritage Museum
The National Folk Heritage Museum, Thimphu, Bhutan.JPG
Established28 July 2001
LocationThimphu City, Thimphu District, Bhutan
Coordinates27°28′57.3″N 89°37′55.2″E / 27.482583°N 89.632000°E / 27.482583; 89.632000Coordinates: 27°28′57.3″N 89°37′55.2″E / 27.482583°N 89.632000°E / 27.482583; 89.632000
WebsiteOfficial website

The Folk Heritage Museum or Phelchey Toenkhyim is a museum in Thimphu, Thimphu District, Bhutan.


The museum was opened on 28 July 2001 from the initiative of founder Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.[1]


The museum is housed in a 3-story 19th century traditional rammed mud and timber house aged more than 150 years. It includes paddy, wheat and millet fields, watermill, kitchen gardens, hot stone bath etc. The ground floor resembles barn, the upper floor resembles safe store and the top most floor resembles living and dining area.[2][1]


The museums displays various materials related to the Bhutanese culture and way of life. Exhibitions includes rural households artifacts, equipment, objects and tools.[2][3] It regularly holds events for education and culture demonstrations. It regularly holds buffet lunch and dinner.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b "History". Folk Heritage Museum. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Folk Heritage Museum". Tourism Council of Bhutan. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Collection". Folk Heritage Museum. Retrieved 3 November 2016.

External links

  • Official website

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