Assam State MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Gopinath Bordoloi Rd, Ambari, Guwahati, Assam 781001, India
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 5 INR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums
Assam State Museum is a representation of the unique culture and tradition of the north-eastern state. It surpasses all the other museums in India, as the biggest multipurpose museum displaying collections in a variety of sections, like archaeology, iconography, epigraphy and even numismatics.
There is also an exhibit of the traditional weaving in Assam State Museum, along with other handicraft products, like locally-made cane and bamboo items, toys, pottery, etc. The library of the museum is situated upstairs and is the best place to go, if you want to get any information on the various items present therein.
Besides, age-old paintings and manuscripts are also present in the museum, giving the onlookers a gist of the rich culture and heredity of the state. Among the archaeological and ethnographic displays in Assam State Museum, the ones that are sure to grab your attention are the local costumes, and terracotta, stone and copper plate inscriptions, dating from the 5th century and 12th century.
- The museum is closed on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
- The charges for video and photography are separate and prior permission is necessary.
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79.45% of people who visit Guwahati include Assam State Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
76.84% of people start their Assam State Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Assam State Museum
92.5% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Assam State Museum
Very big museum nicely located opposite zoo. Nice place. Needed to be preserved more carefully all specimens
A very educative place containing a lot of history of Assam. Earmark at least two hours of your time. The entry fee is very reasonable.
A must place to visit for tourists. It will help you to know more about the Assamese culture and in general that of North East. Entry fees is less that 10 minutes. You should spend at least 1-1.5 hours to properly see the museum.
This is the best place to gather some knowledge about northeast culture and society, but the problem is the place is lack of proper guidance for tourist and anyone new find difficult to find everything. Apart from that you will enjoy spending time in various sculptures, dresses, art and coins from ancient times. The entry fee is also minimal compare to other museums across India.
It is quite a great place to bring the young ones. I gives us the inside idea of how our culture used to be back in those days. This museum not only has the things that are from our culture but also has coins from mughals terracotta sample from the great Indus valley civilization. It is not only a great place to visit for the kids but also adults. I was so intrigued by visiting the place and getting to see our past was so mesmerizing for me and gave me a short of pride to me too. I would recommend everyone to atleast visit this place ones.