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About Indian Museum

Indian Museum was maintained by its conservator Dr. Natheaniel Wallich who was a Danish botanist. As of today, it is controlled by the Ministry of Culture, an autonomous part of the Indian Government. The Museum preserves the unparalleled artifacts and other antique items which include fossils, skeletons, mummies, paintings of Mughals, armor, and ornaments. Indian Museum is quite large with a total of six sections, which have thirty-five galleries. The galleries showcase different kinds of artifacts from different branches of Science which include Geology, Zoology, Botany, economic, arts, archaeology, and anthropology. Cultural exhibits related to mankind and natural theories are also on display in the museum. You will find the Egyptian mummies, fossils of the pre-historic animals, meteorites, and other rare artifacts. Apart, some models from the medical, photography, education have also been put on show in the museum. A library with dozens of books, documents has also been maintained. The museum underwent a renovation from 2013 to 2014. Continuous efforts are made to explore more scientific facts and technologies and showcase them in the museum. A visit to the Indian Museum is a must for the science freaks. This amazing monument has been embraced in the list of Institute of National Importance.

Historical Context: Indian heritage museum constructed in 1814.It is the earliest and the largest museum in Asia-Pacific

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult: INR 20 Foreign Tourist Adult: INR 500
  • Closed On Mondays
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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