State Archaeological Museum snapshot
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The State Archaeological Museum of Kolkata is located in Behala Bazaar.
This museum houses a collection of rare items belonging to the early, middle and late stone ages collected from many heritage sites.
Established in 1962, this museum houses an array of objects ranging from terracotta, sculptures, stone and stucco belonging to the Gupta, Maurya, Sunga, Kushana and Pala dynasties. The museum also undertakes the preservation of textiles and manuscripts.
The museum is actively supporting the many explorations and excavations that take place around the historical sites.
The Archaeological Museum of Kolkata is visited a delight to historians, archaeologists as well as for the common man who have an interest in antique artefacts.
If other museums interest you as well, one can also visit the Indian Museum, Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art or the Birla Academy of Art and Cultural Museum while visiting the Archaeological Museum.
The museum remains open from Saturday to Thursday from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm. The entrance fee for a person is INR 2 and entry for children up to 15 years is free.
A must visit destination for the whole family, the museum located close to the Behala Bazar Metro Station, which makes it easier to reach there.
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