Indian Museum, Kolkata
Indian Museum, Kolkata - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Colootola, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016
Ticket Price: 500 INR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Indian Museum, Kolkata
The Indian museum makes for a fascinating visit because of its unique exhibits and artefacts. The resident Mummy is definitely a popular crowd puller. It claims to be the largest multipurpose Museum not only in the Indian subcontinent but also in the Asia-Pacific region. The museum hosts various workshops and training programmes too. One will be able to see various objects dating hundreds of years back that explain pre-historic rituals and practices.
Indian Museum Information
- Guides are available.
Indian Museum Ticket Prices
- Indians: INR 20
- For baby in arms: Free
- Photography: INR 50
- Photography with tripod: INR 100
Indian Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Closed on Holi Festival, Dusshera or Vijaya Dashami, Diwali, Id-ul-fitr.
How To reach Indian Museum by Public Transport
- Bus no 3, 7, AC-9A, E, M,S to Lindsay Street Bus stop
Restaurants Near Indian Museum
- Jamuna Banquets
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Oldest Museum in India... The history of the origin and the growth of the Indian Museum is one of the remarkable events towards the development of heritage and culture of India. Founded in 1814 at the cradle of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (at the present building of the Asiatic Society, 1 Park Street, Kolkata), Indian Museum is the earliest and the largest multipurpose Museum not only in the Indian subcontinent but also in the Asia-Pacific region of the world. With the foundation of Indian Museum in 1814, the Museum movement started rolling in India and through the years from then, got a new fillip and great momentum. Since then, it has so magnificently developed and culminated into the fruitful existence of more than 400 museums in the country.
Wow,wow!!! It's been a great span of time when I was there. It's the greatest museum I've ever seen, though I've seen only one till now. You can go to that place and I am sure you'll come up with a great satisfaction. And those guys who love to historical places, historical things also wish to see, this place and many other places of Kolkata is here to give you your needs.
Experience was quite amazing i must say. It's very glad to have a view of old structures, stones along with those extinct species which barely many of us knows the names and there countries from where those species belongs. More if i say the place of egypt one was outstanding, the only which i felt bad was clicking photos was prohibited though i understand its under rules and regulations. Apart from that this place is full of memories. I personally suggest whoever reads my comment, must visit this place and gather enough knowledge. ☺
Very big museum, if you really want to see everything in detail, you should be in as early as possible. Had a recent visit to this place, i was surprised to see stuff available there. Sandalwood articles are really amazing. Apart from that other sculptures are also very beautiful. Art gallery has many beautiful pictures. Other attractions are mask gallery, old coin collection gallery, mineral and stones, fish saction etc i could finish half of the things. It is one of the biggest and old museum in India.
It was just wow. I never thought of this place before. And it was just ₹ 20 for an entry. But if you're a foreigner then you have to pay more bucks as like ₹500. So, lets visit this place and have wonderful experience with one of the oldest collection of fossils, fishes, architecture, lots of bird species and more n more. It can not be finished in a whole day as I assumed. So, Happy Visiting.