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National Museum of Cambodia
National Museum of Cambodia

National Museum of Cambodia

13 Street and 178 Street, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The Basics

To understand Cambodia’s history, a visit to the National Museum is essential. Travelers can combine a visit to the museum with other Phnom Penh sights, such as the Independence Monument and the Royal Palace on a full- or half-day tour. Independent travelers can save up to an hour waiting in line by booking skip-the-line admission. However, exploring the museums with a guide allows you to head straight to the highlights of the 14,000-strong collection.

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4 Hours Private Phnom Penh National Museum and Royal Palace Tour
4 Hours Private Phnom Penh National Museum and Royal Palace Tour
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$154.62 per adult
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Amazing Experience touring the Phnom Penh National Museum and the Genocide Museum
The guide and driver were on-time. The guide was excellent. I really learned a lot about Cambodia!!!
Paul_B, May 2022

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The National Museum is a must-see for history buffs and culture vultures.

  • If visiting without guide, be sure to put aside at least 1.5 hours to enjoy the collection.

  • There is a small admission fee. Travelers can arrange a 1-hour group tour of the museum for an additional fee.

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The museum is located on Street 13 in central Phnom Penh, near the Royal Palace. Visitors can enter at the corner of Streets 13 and 178. You can also visit the museum as part of a guided tour and avoid the stress of getting lost in Cambodia’s busy capital.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily from 8am to 5pm. If you want to beat the crowds, arrive as early as possible and admire the exhibits in relative tranquility.

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Museum Highlights

As you make your way around the museum, look for ancient highlights that include an 8-armed statue of the Hindu god Vishnu from the sixth century, a giant pair of wrestling monkeys that date back to the 10th century, and a 12th-century stone inscribed with intricate scenes from the life of Shiva.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to National Museum of Cambodia?
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What else should I know about attractions in Phnom Penh?
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As well as visiting the National Museum of Cambodia, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: