About Archaeological Museum, Vijayapura

The archaeological museum of Vijaypura (present day-Bijapur) was established as a district museum in the year 1892 and was later developed as a site museum in 1982. The museum is located in an architectural design called Naqquar Khana (Trumpet House) of the Gol Gumbaz complex. It is an Adilshahi architectural style with elevated platforms and lofty arches raised over piers. The museum comprises six galleries, of which three are on the ground floor and the rest three on the first. The first and second gallery exhibits Brahmanical and Jain sculptures respectively. The third one displays inscriptions of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and Kannada languages with a variety of calligraphy. While arms, weapons, and other metal wares are on the display in the fourth gallery, the fifth one shows the miniature painting, carpets, smaller metal objects. The last gallery i.e. the sixth one exhibits China porcelain wares, Arabic and Persian manuscript. Apart from these, manuscripts from Holy Quran and photo enlargement of Adilshahi miniatures are some of the other major attractions in the museum. The museum also houses articles that date back from 6th to 18th century AD.

Monument Information


Archaeological Museum, Archaeological Survey of India, Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur, Karnataka 586101

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Belgaum Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Bijapur Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Majestic Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 09:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :05:00:00 pm


  • Monsoon : Maximum: 28°C, Minimum: 23°C

    Summer : Maximum: 34°C, Minimum: 24°C

    Winter : Maximum: 32°C, Minimum: 21°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winters (November to April)

Facilities available At the Monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax