Government Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: Cubbon Park, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001, Bengaluru, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-8022863737
  • Ticket Price: 10 INR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, Family And Kids

About Government Museum, Bengaluru

Secrets from the Stone Age, glimpses of ancient civilization, rare coin collections and enchanting paintings and sculptures - Government Museum Bengaluru has loads to offer to a curious mind. Know the life of early man through unique implements and tools, the Harappan antiques and so much more. It is one of the oldest in the country so you might want to spare some time from your vacation to discover something new from the pile of old.

Situated within the museum is the Venkatappa Art Gallery. Get impressed! You really don’t have another option when you see the classic paintings of K Venkatappa, the court painter of the Wodeyars. The 600 paintings capture the essence of gorgeous sun rises in Ooty, the captivating beauty of the Nilgiris and the Church Hill and other breathtaking natural wonders.

There are some paintings of Hanumaiah as well. On the first floor, however you can compare these with the more contemporary paintings of M F Hussain. Then there are art pieces from different schools like the Mathura and Khajuraho as well. You need only a single ticket for the Venkatappa Art Gallery and the Government Museum.

Government Museum Ticket Prices

  • Children have a concession in ticket prices : Children- Rs. 5
  • Adults: Rs. 10

Government Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Closed on public holidays.

How To reach Government Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus
  • Auto-rickshaw
  • Hired taxi

Restaurants Near Government Museum

  • Beer Club
  • Maharaja Bhog

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  • 42.61% of people who visit Bengaluru include Government Museum in their plan

  • 53.61% of people start their Government Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Government Museum

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

92.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Government Museum

People normally club together Cubbon Park and Vidhana Soudha while planning their visit to Government Museum.

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Government Museum, Bengaluru Reviews

  • Entry fee is 20 per head for adult. Exhibits from neolithic age to few articles used during 19th century are there. Old musical instruments , utility vessels, and weapons are also on display. A few statues and stone sculptures from old archaeological sites as well as temples are also displayed here.

  • It is a good place of u had interested in history, but no guides to explain anything in the museum. History related books also there but no one is there to buy book. No proper maintenance. One of the Best place to visit in Bengaluru. Entry fees is only 20rs per person. There is park of idols behind the building. It is crowded on Sundays

  • A pretty good place to explore a great collection of archaeological remains and artifacts of historical India. The collection in particular include antique sculptures, stone inscriptions, ancient weapons, historical paintings, old musical instruments etc. The museum is quite informative - every archaeological object is labeled with a details depicting its ancient name and the time period it existed in. The museum is well maintained with high degree of cleanliness. And yes, don't forget to roam over the beautiful garden on the back side of museum that is equipped with another set of ancient sculptures of Hindu deities and animals. Overall, this is an an amazing and informative place for history lovers. The entry fee to the museum is very reasonable and photography is allowed inside.

  • Its a good place to learn in bengaluru .....there are many things to see in the both Venkatappa art gallery and archaeology museum.....I think its a very good place for researchers.. You will get lot of knowledge if u come here...also they have provided audio links to know the history of particular things... Its a very good facility....also there is a canteen here... So that you don't have to go outside to eat..its a very good place to bring your kids Overall a good experience here💖👌👍✌

  • Bro is a clean neat place 10 parking for 2 wheelers 20 parking for 4 wheels Entry fee 20 only for💏 Entry free 10 only for👫👬👬 U will b allowed to📷🎥📹 Take how many photos u want NO PROBLEM After visiting the 2 storey museum don't come outside next there is a statue room on right side go there. Ate that go outside the room u will c 5 storey building that's venkatappa at gallery go there with the normal ticket then roam all the room take photos NO PROBLEM(CHILL) . next go to top floors variety of paintings VERY GOOD AWESOME. u will getting hungry before visiting the gallery so thereis a small restaurant eat something good there. After visiting the building go from backside of restaurant u will c a small garden with good statue and stone balls. ENJOY BRO LIKE MY REVIEW ASK QUESTIONS IF ANY. I HOW THIS FULFILS UR NEEDS.

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