Allahabad MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
- Timings: 10:30 am - 04:45 pm Details
- Phone: +91-5322407409
- Ticket Price: 5 INR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museums, Museums, History Museums, Educational Site
The museum is located in the spectacular Chandrashekhar Azad Park and is one of the largest and best museums in India. The well kept and beautiful gardens and lawns enhance the charm of the place. It started with a small collection of models of birds and animals in 1931 under the Allahabad Municipality, but the number increased at such fast pace that a need for separate arrangement to keep all the collections arose. Soon the foundation stone for the museum was laid down by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1947 and the construction of the museum was completed in 1952. The galleries were also declared open on the same year.
If you are interested in learning the heritage of India, this is the perfect place for you. It has one of the largest collections of sculptures, terra cotta artifacts and other items. The number of galleries here is 18 and each gallery is rich with a wide collection of archaeological findings of the pre-historic era, stone sculptures, bronze seals, precious and semi precious stones, coins belonging to Gupta and Kushan dynasties, paintings, documents in Sanskrit and so on.
Some of the special attractions in the galleries are:
- A gallery with photographs showing the life and achievements of Mahatma Gandhi. It also contains coins, postal tickets etc. issued by different countries in honor of the Father of Nation.
- Gandhi Smriti Vahan, which carried the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi immersed in the Sangam on 12th February.
- Nehru Gallery, which supplies you with a lot of information on Jawaharlal Nehru.
- Gallery on India’s struggle for freedom.
- Pistol of Chandrashekhar Azad.
- A collection of pre-historic paintings of India.
- A carved sandalwood chariot with ivory sculptures of Krishna and Arjun.
- A collection of modern paintings by contemporary artists.
It takes almost 3 hours to fully explore the museum and it is sure to supply you with a lot of valuable information.
- Do not carry any objectionable items with you.
- Guide service available for the tourists.
- A fully air conditioned library with more than 25,000 books is available for students and scholars.
- An auditorium with a seating capacity of 150 people.
- You get auto rickshaws and bicycles to go to the museum.
- Do not throw any waste within the premises of the museum.
- You can also Contact on +91-5322408690
- INR 2 for children below 12 years of age.
- INR 100 for foreigners.
- You have to pay a charge of INR 25 to carry your camera inside the museum.
- Entry is free for conferences and educational programs.
- Closed on Gazette holidays.
- No public transport is available. You get auto rickshaws and bicycles to go to the museum.
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90.56% of people who visit Allahabad include Allahabad Museum in their plan
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54.84% of people start their Allahabad Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Allahabad Museum
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It's the only good and maintained museum in Allahabad. They could definitely improve because the sculptures are not really covered inside glass case and get dusty. The freedom struggle exhibition area is nice.
One of the good museum in India to visit. The best thing is its location. Situated at one of best location of Allahabad at Company Bagh. You can not only enjoy the history but the green trees forest and also see the monument of great Chandrasekhar Azad.
I visit the museum everytime I visit Allahabad. Get disappointed at the upkeep of the paintings section. This time it's completely closed with no sign of when it might reopen ( a disinterested peon told me December'18 but I'm taking that with a spade full of salt). To their credit, they have been allowing photography now. Like everything in Allahabad, it's a melancholy reminder of the city's glorious past.
This museum has pistol used by Chandrasekhar Aajad Ji in the entrance and followed by that Indian freedom movement memories, signs of old kingdoms and statues carved on rock and many others. Out of which mine favourite was Indian weaponry section which contains different types of swords (from different cultures and religions), 2 armours, some guns, bow and arrows. Very good place to spent time. Outside the museum there is a garden where you can sit and enjoy some old music.
Really beautiful museum... Must take your kids there. So much info available on Buddha and Ashokas timeline that it's worth visiting.