After the abolishment of monarchy and the establishment of federal republic democracy in Nepal, the complexes of the Hanumandhoka Durbar, which were before then only accessible to the royals and the high ranking officials, were converted into museums and thereafter made accessible to the general public.

The Hanumandhoka “Palace Museum,” as it was from then onwards to be called, housed and exhibited many cultural and historical artifacts commemorating the Nepali monarchical customs and traditions through many kinds of galleries, which were brought to a halt after many of the premises collapsed following the April 2015 Nepal earthquake. All of the items of the museum as well as the palace has been salvaged and safely stored.

While there are various ongoing temporary exhibitions, plans are in place for a more reformed palace museum after all the ongoing post-earthquake rehabilitation projects get completed. In addition to the current temporary exhibitions, the museum development committee has started dedicated guided tours, making certain fully renovated, previously closed parts of the palace open for public visit.

Hanumandhoka Museum