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Assam State Museum

Guwahati

14.2/5(6 Ratings)

Assam State Museum Overview

Ranked 2 of 59 sightseeing in Guwahati

The Assam State Museum, which showcases the unique culture and tradition of the north-eastern state, is located on the southern end of Dighalipukhuri Tank. Constructed in 1940, the museum features several sections such as archaeology, iconography, epigraphy and also numismatics. Visitors to the museum can see the various aspects of Assamese history and culture.

There is a huge showcase of ancient Assamese coins, fabrics, tribal arts and sculptures. The museum also organises exhibitions of the tribal huts, which have been reconstructed. Exhibitions are also organised displaying the traditional weaving along with several other handicraft products, like locally made cane and bamboo items, toys and pottery.

The archaeological and ethnographic displays of the museum include local costumes and terracotta. Apart from the sculptures of Surya, tourists can also see stone and copper plate inscriptions, which date back from the 5th century to the 12th century.

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Textile gallery

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Epigraphy gallery

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Arms and Ammunition Gallery

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Sculpture gallery

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Sculpture gallery

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Village life of Assam Gallery

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Manuscript gallery

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North-East Textile gallery

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Assam State Museum surroundings

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Ethnography gallery

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What travellers are saying about Assam State Museum

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  • Very Good 1
  • Excellent 1
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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Operating hours

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
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Reviews and Ratings

Muthusamy Muthusamy

Muthusamy Muthusamy5.0/5

184 reviews

Good place for a day trip

This is one of the must visit place of the city. Located in the centre of the city it houses the things which speaks for the rich culture, tradition, art, craftsmanship and architecture of North East India especially assam. The place is well maintained and clean. The display is also very informative. Half a day trip to the place is worth a visit.

Kangkan Goswami

Kangkan Goswami3.6/5

1 review

History on display at Assam State Museum

Assam State Museum is the place where we can get to know our rich state history. War Memorial items, old items used by various tribes, coins, guns etc all are displayed here. One can go there just for fun, to know the richness in our history, for study purpose etc. The place is constantly widened to accommodate more items. Go and know yourself.

Deep Changmai

Deep Changmai3.6/5

6 reviews

Different type of exhibits

A must sight seeing place. Visitors can see historical items in museum, easily accessible by road with minimum entry fee. The exhibits of the Museum are displayed under different sections: epigraphy, sculptures and many more. The sculptures from the Assam region fall into four principal categories: stone, wood, metal and terracotta.

Shyam

Shyam3.9/5

4 reviews

Preserving the tradition

Assam govt. has taken keen interest to protect the environment and culture of Assamese by keeping the Museum well. This is great job for the next generation to understand what are the traditions maintained by the past generation.

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