Mahant Ghasi Das Memorial Museum


Mahant Ghasi Das Memorial Museum Overview

Ranked 25 of 43 sightseeing in Raipur

Mahant Ghasi Das Memorial Museum is home to a collection of inscriptions, images, coins, sculptures and other items that are of historical significance to the region. Collections of the museum are displayed on two floors and in 5 galleries. In the museum is also located a library having a collection of records of the major happenings of the city’s history.

Established in 1875 by Raja Mahant Ghasidas of Rajnandgaon, the museum is a preservation site of different types of objects of archaeology, anthropology, and natural history. Arts, crafts, and paintings comprise the compilation of the museum. On the first floor of the museum, objects related to nature and its history containing various mammals, snakes, and birds have been showcased.

Awareness regarding preservation of archaeological heritage began to gain momentum from 1875, which prompted the king to establish the museum. Collections are housed in an octagonal building that displays British architectural style. Shape of British crown is depicted by the dome of the edifice. One amongst the ten oldest museums in India, it has in its exhibit various mammals, snakes, and birds.

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:30 AM -6:00 PM
9:30 AM -6:00 PM
9:30 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:30 AM -6:00 PM

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