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
The Shimla State Museum was set up in 1974 to protect and preserve the hill-out and cultural wealth of Himachal Pradesh. Artefacts and art objects in the museum exhibit collections pertaining to art, archaeology and cultural anthropology of Himachal Pradesh.
There are 10,000 objects in the museum. The institution is segregated into galleries exhibiting different eras and periods like Pre-historic, Indian Archaeology, Woodcarvings, Arms Gallery, Gandhi Gallery and Himachal Archaeology.
There are separate galleries for Pahari Miniature Paintings, Philatelic, Anthropological Monuments, Bronze artefacts, Photographs, Rajasthan paintings, Numismatics, Contemporary Art & Wall Paintings.
These galleries have coins, photographs, local handicrafts and other items...