Allahabad Museum Overview

Ranked 1 of 52 sightseeing in Prayagraj (Allahabad)

Allahabad Museum, inaugurated in 1947 by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru is one of the best-kept museums in India. The museum is known for it’s separate galleries which are devoted to archaeological findings, art gallery, natural history exhibits and artefacts.  

The museum has a large collection of displays that are showcased across 18 galleries.. The objects that are featured inside the museum include prehistoric and Indus Valley antiquities, bronzes, seals, miniature paintings, stone sculpture and terracotta. Some of the other items that are showcased are Buddhist thanks, textiles, weapons and medieval land grants along with the documents and the personal effects of Nehru. In addition, the museum also features antiquities from most of the renowned schools of sculptures, which include Gandhara, Mathura, Sarnath and Kaushambi.

Nevertheless, one of the most interesting displays in the museum is the beautiful terracotta collection. This entire collection of terracotta is counted among the largest of it’s kind in the whole world. The oldest terracotta, which is showcased in the museum dates back to the fall of Indus valley civilization. The subject of these terracottas includes amorous scenes, dancing, bacchanalian feasts and hunts. In addition, the museum also has coin collection, which includes Kushana and Gupta gold coins. On the other hand, the manuscripts that are on display are mainly in Sanskrit, which dates back to the 16th century.

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Gandhi Gallery

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:30 AM -4:00 PM
Saturday:
10:30 AM -4:00 PM
Sunday:
10:30 AM -4:00 PM
Public Holidays:
10:30 AM -4:00 PM
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Reviews and Ratings

Mike balla Niti

Mike balla Niti4.6/5

4 reviews

Good one

The Allahabad Museum located in the picturesque Chandrashekhar Azad Park (company bagh) is among the National level museums of India. It is about 3 kms from Allahabad railway junction and almost equidistant from Prayag and Rambagh Railway Stations and about 12 km from Bamrauli Airport.

Louis Barell

Louis Barell5.0/5

3 reviews

Old is gold

Amazing place to be visited with family . Come here whenever you are free e. G. On weekends as it is too big to be finished in a couple of time . You Will enjoy a lot here . If You Are a lover of statues or if you want to have nice photos then this place is made for you only . It has many big or vast historical statues . . Fantastic place to be visited on weekends

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