Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM ,
Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM ,
Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM ,
Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Established in 1814 the Kolkata Indian Museum is the largest museum of the country. The museum was founded by a botanist from Denmark, Dr. Nathaniel Wallich. There are over 60 galleries in the museum that has on display several artefacts and prehistoric objects. All the exhibits can be broadly divided into categories like Geological, Anthropological, Artistic, Archaeological, Zoological and Industrial items.
The main attractions of the museum are the fossils of extinct animals and the Egyptian mummy. The Egyptian Mummy is more than 4000 years old. The Indian Museum also has on display a pot containing the ashes of Lord Buddha.
Works of art from all parts of the world, paintings of eminent artists, pre-historic relics from Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa and Bihar and a huge...