Museums in India

  • India is a land with a history and culture that goes back over 5000 years. Innumerable historical sites, cities and monuments across the length and breadth of the country are a testimony to this rich cultural past, but in a museum they view five thousands years of concentrated culture on display under a single roof.

    The British in the 19th century set up a number of institutions to explore and document the wealth of material available in the country. Among these were the Archaeologial Survey of India, Geological Survey of India and Botanical Survey of India. Simultaneously, they began country's heritage to view Indian art and culture as integral to the country's heritage and deemed it necessary to house. Collections in suitable institutions. Thus in 1875 the first museum, the Indian Museum was established in Calcutta.

    Museums & Art Galleries in India

      Ahmedabad Bangalore  

    Calico Museum of Textiles, Utensils Museums


    Karnataka Government Museum, Visveswarayya Industrial and Technological Museum

      Bhopal Bhubneswar  

    Stat Archaeological Museum, Rashtriya Manav Seangrahalaya, Birla Museum


    Orissa State Museum

      Calcutta (Kolkata)    Chennai (Madras)  

    Indian Museum, Victoria Memorial Museum, Birla Academy of Art and Cultural Museum, Birla Industrial and Technological Museum, Crafts Museum, Rabindra Bharti Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Government Industrial and Commercial Museum, Nehru Children's Museum, Netaji Museum


    Government State Museum

      Cochin (Kochi) Delhi  

    Hill Palace Museum, Museum of Kerala History


    National Museum, Crafts Museum, Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, International Doll Museum, National Museum of Natural History, National Science Centre Museum, Rail Museums, The National Gallery of Modern Art, Nehru Museum, Archaeological Museum

      Goa Gwalior  

    Goa State Museum

    Archaeological Museum, Scindia Museum

      Hyderabad Jaipur  

    State Museum, Salarjung Museum

    Central Museum (Albert Hall), Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Hawa Mahal Museum

      Jaisalmer Jodhpur  

    Desert Culture Center & Museum, Folklore Museum

    Mehrangarh Fort Museum, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Museum, Goverment Museum

      Khajuraho Konark  

    Archaeological Museum

    Archaeological Museum  
      Lucknow Mumbai  

    State Museum

    Prince of Wales Museum, Bombay Natural History Society, Nehru Science Center

      Nalanda Patna  

    Archaeological Museum

    State Museum  
      Sanchi Sarnath  

    Archaeological Museum

    Archaeological Museum

      Shimla Udaipur  

    State Museum

    City Palace Museum, Government Museum , Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum


    Bharat Kala Bhavan