Museums In India

A storehouse of history and culture, India has inherited a bountry of artifacts and monuments, symbolizing cultural and historical heritage. Its museums offer a glimpse into its past, often spanning a history of five thousand years under one spacious roof.

The British set up the Archaeological Survey of India in the 19th century to document the wealth of material available in the country. Viewing Indian art and culture as an integral part of the country's heritage, they began housing the collections in suitable institutions.

Various Concepts Of Indian Museums

The first museum, the Indian Museum was established in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in 1875. Today, the concept of a museum has assumed considerable significance.

In addition to general museums, such as museums of science, natural history, ethnography, tribal art, textile and dolls, taking visitors across a journey spanning ancient civilizations to imperial dynasties.

With Indian museums, moderately priced and often free, the experience is that can be enjoyed with the family at a leisurely pace.

Opening Hours

NOTE: Normally the museums are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Generally, these are closed on Sundays/ Mondays and Government holidays.

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