National Textile Museum

Top choice museum in Thimphu

Thimphu's best museum is part of the Royal Textile Academy and is the place to learn about Bhutan's living national art of thagzo (weaving). The ground floor focuses on royal ghos, including the wedding clothes worn by the fourth king and his four wives. The upper floor introduces the major weaving techniques, styles of local dress and type of textiles made by women and men. The museum shop offers some interesting books and fine textiles. No photography.

Across the courtyard is the Royal Textile Academy conservation centre, where you can observe a small group of weavers working their looms.