Allahabad Museum, AllahabadCurrently Open [Closes at 04:45 pm]
- 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 Museum, Museum, History Museum, Educational Site
About Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
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.
Allahabad Museum 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
Allahabad Museum Ticket Prices
- 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.
Allahabad Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Closed on Gazette holidays.
How To reach Allahabad Museum by Public Transport
- No public transport is available. You get auto rickshaws and bicycles to go to the museum.
Restaurants Near Allahabad Museum
- Khana Khazana
- Veer Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Allahabad Museum
95% of people who visit Allahabad include Allahabad Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
64.41% of people start their Allahabad Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Allahabad Museum
93.02% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Allahabad Museum
Allahabad Museum, Allahabad Reviews
Very great museum. There you will get great things to learn about. Basically you have lot to explore and learn in here, that you will be tired to explore each and everything. I was mesmerized with the way they have maintained the museum. I visited in 2016 in January while the ticket was cheap as compared to any other museum's in India. You will surely be proud of India and Indian history. Proud to be an Indian. Jai Hind ❤
Museum having a rich collection of ancient artifacts, murals, stone carvings etc. Highly interesting to anyone with a liking for history.
I went there for a very short period from adjoining area of Kolkata in last October 2017 but couldn't enter in the Museum because the day was Monday (holiday). As there are so many unemployment, the Govt. may arrange for opening such spectacular places for opening all days in a week providing alternative employees.
Nice place. Attractive for history lovers. Chandrashekhar Ajad's gun , gandhi ji's rare pictures, kaushambi's puravshesha available in it.
The Allahabad Museum is a national-level museum in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Established in 1931, it is known for its rich collection and unique objects of art, and is funded by Ministry of Culture. Moreover, it is a premier research centre for archaeologists, historians and academicians and carries out extensive research activities and publications in archaeology, art and literature. Its rock art gallery has the largest collection of prehistoric paintings displayed in India dating from 14,000 B.C to 2000 B.C. The museum, using solar power system, has become the first museum in the country to become self-reliant in power generation. A museum was originally set up in Allahabad in 1863 by North-West Province Governor General Sir William Muir, before being shut down for unspecified reasons in 1881. After the initiative to reopen the museum was taken by Jawaharlal Nehru, the then President of the Allahabad Municipal Board, stalwarts like Madan Mohan Malviya and the then leading newspaper The Pioneer, the museum was eventually opened in the Municipal Board building in 1931. Due to space constraint, the museum was shifted to the present building at the Alfred Park. The foundation stone of the present museum building was laid on 14th December 1947 by Jawaharlal Nehru and the museum was opened to the public in 1954. In 1985 it was declared an Institution of National Importance. The museum houses galleries each devoted to Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. The Gandhi Gallery displays rare pictures of Gandhi from his childhood till death, while the Nehru Gallery features Nehru’s original manuscripts called ‘In and Out of Prison’ which were later published as his autobiography The Discovery of India. His other collection includes documents, gifts, wedding cards and letters, including some from Gandhi himself. The museum’s another valued possession is the Gandhi Smriti Vahan, the 47-Model V-8 Ford truck on which Gandhi’s ashes were immersed in the Triveni Sangam on February 12, 1948. The pistol of Chandrashekhar Azad, a Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless semi-auto .32 bore, is displayed and preserved in the entrance hall of the museum. Azad used it to shoot himself after a long firefight with British policemen at the Alfred Park, the same year the museum was established. The museum boasts 19 exclusive canvasses painted by the Russian painter, Nicholas Roerich. There are 10 Roerich Halls all over the world, including the one at Allahabad Museum.