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.
- Guides are available.
- Indians: INR 20
- For baby in arms: Free
- Photography: INR 50
- Photography with tripod: INR 100
- Closed on Holi Festival, Dusshera or Vijaya Dashami, Diwali, Id-ul-fitr.
- Bus no 3, 7, AC-9A, E, M,S to Lindsay Street Bus stop
- Jamuna Banquets
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78% of people who visit Kolkata include Indian Museum in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
61.54% of people start their Indian Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Indian Museum
93.15% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Indian Museum
Great place to spend a day! Make sure you come before noon because the museum is so vast that you will never cover the whole visual experience with a short span of time....it's so vast that better you visit before noon!Such a life time experience....! To be noted: The staffs working there are not friendly especially the ladies staff...was rude when we asked to open up the washroom as it was for a emergency need..! They must consider humanity first ! Rather than closing up and going home
Nice and wonderful place, good people with lots of courtesy. Would love to visit the place again. Nice location. Have affordable and reasonable. Have been to the place couple of times. Communication needs to be improved. Somebody can revisit again if it suits the purpose, would visit again once i get time.
The place is well maintained except for a few sections. The place for molluscs and fungi is full of dust and at the same time the Egyptian section is air-conditioned because of the mummified human kept there. In all its a good place to visit. The quadrangle, those long corridors, super-high ceilings are very pretty.
Very glad to see as well as very much glad to show my child...whatever he is learning from his books he can watch those from face face to face. He was much more excited. We took extra time to visit each and every gallery. In the Mummy and the Dinosaurs galleries he enjoyed the most as these were his favourite chapters in his book. And as a father I was really very much thankful to the authority of Indian Museum. Thanks again. I'll suggest you all to visit at least one time and hope you'll get much more better experience as there were some new galleries to open.
Low maintenance, stacks of stuff just kept like tight packing of clothes in suitcases. But only the animal section and Egyptian mummy section is good. Too much use of lights at a higher height didn't do much good instead light should fall at the objects for bringing out curiosity of visitors.