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About Odisha State Museum

If you want to take a glimpse of the history of Orissa, its culture, and architecture, you must include Orissa State Museum in your trip to Bhubaneshwar. This renowned museum attracts archaeologists globally and houses myriads of archaeological objects, natural history objects, art and craft objects, Bronze Age tools and stone sculptures giving you a glimpse of the Bronze Age. On the entrance, two life-sized Odissi dancer statues are there to welcome you. There are around eleven galleries in the museum - archaeology section, armory section and manuscripts section, Archaeology Gallery, Mining and Geology, Epigraphy and Numismatics, and others. Of all these, the palm leaf gallery is the most attractive, showcasing a vast collection of rare palm-leaf manuscripts, which include the 12th century manuscript of the devotional poem, Gita Govinda. The museum also exhibits bronze images, coins, traditional and folk musical instruments, copper plates, ethnological objects, prehistoric objects, and armory. The household articles showcased here will give you an insight into their simple lifestyles of our ancestors.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms, Lockers
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist: INR 5 Foreign Tourist: INR 50
  • Closed On Mondays
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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