Indian Musuem, Kolkata

Indian Musuem

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in Kolkata
Indian Musuem
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Ashwin Sarda
  • Ashwin Sarda
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 222 Reviews

"Best museum"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
By far one of the best museums I have visited so far. This place is larger than life. My experience is it is a never ending museum; there are just countless things to see and know. It is more than 100 years old. My favorite was the Egyptian....... More
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Abhijit Gupta
  • Abhijit Gupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 252 Reviews

"Largest & Oldest Museum In India"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The Indian Musuem is the largest and oldest museum in India with rare collections of antiques, skeletons, weapons, paintings etc. A must visit place for all in Kolkata. More
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About Indian Musuem

    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • 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 collection of coins and stones are among the things that are on display here.

There are even gold coins belonging to the 5th century BC from the time of Samudragupta, Akbar and Jahangir. English speaking guides explain each section and every item on display thoroughly. A small store inside the museum puts on sale a host of items that can be picked up as a souvenir.

Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (March – November)
               10:00 am to 4:30 pm (March – November)
               Closed on Mondays and national holidays
Admission Fee: INR 150 (Free for children below 12 years)

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