Men-Tsee-Khang's museum was inaugurated by H.H. the Dalia Lama on 23rd March 1997. The purpose of setting up this museum is to preserve the profound Tibetan medical system and fulfill the wishes of students, scholars and researches from all over the world. This museum encompasses old and new paintings, plant paintings, plant photographs as well as information related to origination and contents of Tibetan medicine and astro. Sciences. It also displays various instruments related to these two sciences and numerous samples of herbs, plants, woods, rocks, salts, minerals, gems and precious minerals with vivid captions and their medicinal usages.