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

Government Museum - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Government Museum

  • 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
  • Best time to visit Government Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Government Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Government Museum

  • 52.09% of people who visit Bengaluru include Government Museum in their plan

  • 54.27% 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

92.17% 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

  • It's a good collection of old artefacts used by ancient human settlements. These are found after excavation at various sites in Karnataka state and beyond. They are ranging from as old as 3000 BC. Some are even older. It gives us a glimpse of how humans might have been living around 5000 years ago. The weapon display is nice. There are different weapons and paintings from which we easily understand the context how these weapons were the need of the hour in those days. There are different sections, one of the section contains beautiful paintings of Gods in different art styles. A nice day spent getting lost in the history and getting new insights.

  • A place of Art lover... varieties of art can make you stay longer... looking at artist sculptures... archaeology were really attractive.. A great Museum..Just u can't buy Paintings here.

  • 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.

  • Amazing sculptures and artefacts but not enough info about them. Maybe archaeology student projects can help make a visit to this museum memorable!

  • Few boxes left empty. No interactions. But good to see at least once

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