Museums in India

Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall Museum is a museum in Jaipur city in Rajasthan state of India. It is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the State museum of Rajasthan.

Diu Museum

The old St. Thomas Church has been converted into a museum which houses antique statues, various stone inscriptions of the earlier rulers, wooden carvings and idols, in evening, multicolored fountains and special lighting of the imposing building fascinate everyone.

Science City

Science City, Kolkata is the largest science centre in the Indian subcontinent under National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is at the crossing of Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and J B S Haldane avenue, Kolkata. It is considered by some people as the most distinguished landmark in post-independence Kolkata. Saroj Ghose, the first director general of NCSM, who is credited with having conceptualised this centre in 1997.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is the main museum in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India.

Sri Venkateswara Museum

Sri Venkateswara Museum in Tirupati is within walking distance of the temple. Not only does it houses an enviable collection of artifacts from the region but also boasts a small shrine and meditation hall. Needless to say, almost everything here revolves around Tirumala, its history, and the Lord who resides here.

Forest Museum

Located on the outskirts of Port Blair, Forest Museum is a famous attraction for its wide collection related to forest and the assortment of trees. This prominent museum is a must visit place in Port Blair and it is managed by the forest department of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Baba Bhalku Rail Museum

To preserve the rich Heritage of KALKA SHIMLA Railway, Ambala Division of Northern railway has set up a Heritage Museum at Shimla containing rare artifacts, giving in depth knowledge of this section and its rich Heritage values. This museum has been named as BABA BHALKU RAIL MUSEUM in commemoration to the service provided by BABA BHALKU in guiding engineers for the construction of this line.

Johnnie's Wax Museum

Shimla has the best Wax Museum in the Country. At Johnnies Wax Museum feature Life Size Wax statues of popular personalities from all over the Globe, such a Hollywood and Bollywood Celebrities, Politicians and Sportspersons.

Assam State Museum

The Assam State Museum is located in the southern end of Dighali Pukhuri tank which is in the heart of Guwahati city, Assam. The Museum was established by the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti in 1940. Late Kanklal Baruah was founder president. In the year 1953, it was taken over by the State Govt.

Cotton Museum

Sir Arthur Cotton Museum was constructed here in 1998. This museum was constructed in memory of Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton, a British irrigation engineer. The Museum narrates the construction of present Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage constructed with the advance engineering skill. It is the only civil engineering museum in the state.

Chaitanya Jyoti Museum

Chaitanya Jyoti Museum houses all stories and incidents of the life of Sai Baba, all the way from his early childhood. The visitors are introduced to the godliness and divinity of Sai Baba through multimedia presentations and more.

Araku Tribal Museum

Araku Tribal Museum is situated on Araku Road in the heart of Araku Valley. Located in the vicinity of Padmapuram Botanical Gardens, the museum offers a glance at the lifestyle and cultures of the tribal communities indigenous to the Eastern Ghats. Araku Tribal Museum is built with mud and clay and has a rugged theme to it.

Patna Museum

Patna Museum is the state museum of the Indian state of Bihar. Built in 1917 during the British Raj to house the historical artefacts found in the vicinity of Patna, it is in the style of Mughal and Rajput architecture and is known locally as the Jadu Ghar.

Ujjayanta Palace

The Ujjayanta Palace is a museum and former royal palace of Tripura situated in Agartala, the capital of the Indian state of Tripura. The palace was constructed between 1899 and 1901 by the Tripura king, Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya, and stands on the banks of a small lake surrounded by Mughal gardens. It was the home of the ruling Manikya dynasty until the Tripura`s accession to India in October 1949.

Amar Mahal Palace

The Amar Mahal Palace is a palace in Jammu, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, which has now been converted into a Museum. It was built in the nineteenth century for Raja Amar Singh, a Dogra king by a French architect on the lines of a French Chateau.

Dogra Art Museum

Dogra Art Museum is a museum of Dogra cultural heritage housed in the Pink Hall of the Mubarak Mandi complex, Jammu, India. The main attractions of the museum are the Pahari miniature paintings from Bhasoli.

Sri Venkateswara Museum Of Temple Art

The temple is the most significant monument of Indian art and architecture, which sums up and represents subtle values of Indian culture. The elaborations of the temple structures followed from establishment of image worship and accompanying development of the rituals took time to crystallize.

Government Museum Chennai

The Government Museum or Madras Museum is a museum of human history and culture located in the neighbourhood of Egmore in Chennai, India. Started in 1851, it is the second oldest museum in India after the Indian Museum in Kolkata. It is particularly rich in archaeological and numismatic collections.

The Army Heritage Museum

The museum provides comprehensive information about the various regiments of Indian Army. The tourists certainly get enthralled after seeing the artifacts that have been preserved here. There is also a distinct section in the museum where the uniforms and medals have been preserved.

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame located near the Leh Airfiled, is a museum constructed as well as maintained by the Indian Army in the memory of the soldiers who had lost their lives during the Indo-Pak wars. It is also termed as a memorial for the war heros.

Museum of Christian Art

The Museum of Christian Art is one of the few institutions of its kind in Asia. It is run in the former colonial capital of Old Goa, home to heritage monuments today. When it was set up, in 1994, it was the only museum of Christian art in Asia.

Visakha Museum

Visakha Museum is a museum located in the port city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, India which houses the historical treasures and artifacts of the Kalingandhra region. Collections available for viewing in the museum include ancient armory, crockery, coins, silk costumes, jewelry, stuffed animals, portraits, manuscripts, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, periodicals, and maps.

Archaeological Museum Kakinada

A.S.P. Govt. Museum and Research Institute, also known as the Andhra Sahtya Parishad Government Museum and Research Institute, is situated in Kakinada, in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is an archaeological museum.

Rallabandi Subba Rao Archaeological Musuem

The Rallabandi Subbarao Government Museum is famous for it's cultural storage. Unravel the mysteries of the past through the interesting range of artifacts like coins, sculpture, pottery, inscriptions and palm leaf manuscripts.

National Museum

The National Museum in New Delhi, also known as the National Museum of India, is one of the largest museums in India. Established in 1949, it holds variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. It functions under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Indian Museum

The Indian Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, in 1814. The founder curator was Dr Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist.

INS Kursura Submarine Museum

After decommissioning, she was preserved as a museum for public access on Ramakrishna Mission Beach in Visakhapatnam. Kursura has the distinction of being one of the very few submarine museums to retain originality and has been called a must visit destination of Visakhapatnam.

Sri Pratap Singh Museum

Shri Pratap Singh Museum is a heritage museum that provides insight into the history and traditions of Kashmir. The museum boasts of an impressive assortment of precious antiques and artefacts that speak volumes about Kashmirs regal heritage.

Samudrika Marine Museum

Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is a museum situated in Port Blair in India . The museum is run by the Indian Navy. This museum aims to generate awareness about the environment in the ocean and the marine life.

Himachal State Museum

The State Museum Shimla is housed in an old Victorian mansion carefully altered to adapt it to the museum. Perched on a lonely hilltop known as Inveram the serenity and the quietude of the distant mountains from here is striking.

Shimla Heritage Museum

Shimla Heritage Museum is a must visit if you really want to know about the history of Shimla duiring the British Rule. The British Rulers have left behind a number of admirable architectures in Shimla.

Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art

The museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art was established in Utopia Complex, Near Hadimba Devi Temple, Manali. The Museum is a unique and extraordinary collection of unknown and rare antiques of the state. It demonstrates the almost extinct articles that clearly display the forgotten culture, art and handicraft of Himachal Pradesh.

Naval Aviation Museum

The Naval Aviation Museum is a military museum located in Bogmalo, 6 km from Vasco da Gama, Goa, India. This museum contains exhibits that showcase the evolution of the Indian Naval Air Arm over decades. The Naval Aviation Museum is the only of its kind in the entire continent of Asia.

Amaravati Museum

The Archaeological museum at Amaravati is a home to many relics that dates back to thousands of years, found during excavations. This museum unfolds the wealth of Amaravati that belonged to 3rd century BC, through the galaxy of sculptures that once were a part of Mahachaitya. There are different galleries that take you close to the very old history of Amaravati and the life of the Buddhists in those days.

Red Carpet Wax Museum

Red Carpet Wax Museum is a gallery more than 40 lifelike statues of famous personalities, hollywood stars, great history leaders, politicians, musicians, sportsmen, and many more celebrities. Every statue is surrounded by a theme where you can pose to take pictures with your favorite stars.

Bapu Museum

The Bapu Museum is an archaeological museum in Vijayawada. It was renamed in the memory of the renowned film director, illustrator, cartoonist and author Bapu, film director. The museum is maintained by the Archaeological department and has large collection of sculptures, paintings and artifacts of Buddhist and Hindu relics, with some of them as old as 2nd and 3rd Centuries.

Nagarjunakonda Archaeological Museum

Nagarjunakonda is situated in Macherla Mandal of the District Guntur. The nearest railway station is Macherla, at a distance of 24 km. The museum is situated on an island in the Nagarjunasagar dam. To reach the Island there is a jetty point at Vijayapuri, south of the Nagarjunasagar dam.

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