Government Museum

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

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.

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

  • Closed on public holidays.

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  • Government Museum Address: Cubbon Park, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001, Bengaluru, India
  • Government Museum Contact Number: +91-8022863737
  • Government Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Government Museum Price: 10 INR
  • Time required to visit Government Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Museum_(Bangalore)
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  • 20.77% of people who visit Bengaluru include Government Museum in their plan

  • 76.76% 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 Friday

95% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Very nice you can see many historical statues. Many olden days weapons. Ground floor is very nice compare to other according to me. In first floor also same historical things are there but what you seen in ground floor is far impressive than upper one. In behind of it there is a drawing hall That is also really impressive There we can see vekatappa's drawing that is very nice Please visit once

  • Quite an old museum which, nevertheless, hold some important pieces from the pre-neolithic period or Auchean age, though they are difficult to date. Also a wide variety of 1st to 8th century sculpture. Limited descriptions - fire up Wikipedia to get details. Curation should be brought into the 21st century.

  • Not as good as I was hoping for. Information plaques (which are rare in the first place) are switched between artifacts. Spellings are wrong in multiple places. (Male armour instead of Mail armour, for instance) Some pieces are missing translations, specially in the hallway to the sculpture room. Artifact names are wrong. Sword instead of punch dagger. Bullet instead of cannonball. The plaques are so generic - Painting. Gun. Sword. Drum. Flute. Bangles. Jewelry. Pottery. That's all you can learn from the plaques. It's not a museum, it's a pictionary. Here's one word you can look up in the dictionary, Dept. Of Archeology, 'Juvenile!'. A museum is a place to learn about our culture, history and the human story. It's not a place to gawk at random artifacts with multitudes of mistakes all over, and come out as a misinformed citizen. We should be proud of our heritage, and that includes collecting and dispersing knowledge that is irrefutable, verified, authentic and reliable. Very poor job by the department. PS: The sculptures and painting collections are very good, but missing vital information like dates, places of origin, or any other historical context.

  • It's a excellent place of old things to experience a good life style of previous human

  • Not a museum in true sense. Rather a bit big exhibition would be the proper term for it. Well maintained.

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