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About Birla Industrial and Technological Museum

The Birla Industrial & Technological Museum is first established by the famous entrepreneur Ghanshyam Das Birla at the BITS Pilani Campus based in Rajasthan. Later, the museum was relocated to its present day location. The Museum of Munich influenced the then Chief Minister of West Bengal Bidhan Chandra Roy to create a science museum in Kolkata. Mr. Roy appealed to GD Birla for support. The Birla’s granted his house for this purpose along with the five bighas of land which was known as Birla Park. The Birla Industrial & Technological Museum is built according to the Victorian style of architecture. There are different galleries that display artifacts and items of different categories. You will find models from mathematics, modern science, metals, transportation, coal mines, physics, and biotechnology. A Children’s Gallery was also set up and inaugurated on 14 November 2012. The visitors can watch the heavenly bodies such as planets, satellites, comets and meteorites at the planetarium of the Museum. Amazing science shows elaborating different kinds of scientific experiments are also conducted. Many new satellites units have been set up as time progressed. The Bardhaman Science Centre, Kapilas Science Park, and North Bengal Science Center are some of them.

Historical Context: It is a unit under Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Entry Fee INR 30
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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