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 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

  • 20.78% 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.

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Government Museum, Bengaluru Reviews

  • 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 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.

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

  • This is a government museum,just next to visweswaraya industrial museum..this building is very much visible from road as this building is unique with European architecture built by Mysore wadiyears... One of the oldest museum in Karnataka, you get to see hoysala time sculptures paintings and other masterpieces of arts and is open on weekdays from 10am -5 pm..but closed on weekends,if you are planning to visit, ensure that you are there at 10am because it takes three hours to complete this museum and Venkatappa art gallery

  • 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.

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