Indian Museum, Kolkata

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  • Address: 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Colootola, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-3322861699
  • Ticket Price: 500 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
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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

  • Kasturi
  • Jamuna Banquets

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Things to Know Before Visiting Indian Museum

  • 95% of people who visit Kolkata include Indian Museum in their plan

  • 46.94% of people start their Indian Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Indian Museum

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

94.76% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Indian Museum

People normally club together Tantra and The Victoria Memorial while planning their visit to Indian Museum.

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Indian Museum, Kolkata Reviews

  • Amazing and majestic architecture, takes you back in time. They have some good collections too, ancient statues and many artefacts from all over the world. My favourite is the Egyptian one where they have a mummy also. Must attend if there is any concert or special event, it’s magical, especially if it is classical music. The surroundings are sure to enchant you and want to keep on listening as we did last time. It has been renovated a couple of years ago so now you can enjoy the beauty of this heritage building and its exhibitions in its best state.

  • It is the best museum of India. As per my knowledge it is the largest and oldest museum of India. It was the best place to know about the past things as it has rare collection of antiques, fossils, skeleton and various types of paintings. It also contains scientific artifacts.The decoration and the design of the museum was brilliant . This museum was created by sir William Jones in 1784. When I entered this museum I completely felt myself as in the age of stone.This is a wonderful museum. The collection of antiques of this museum was really superb. It contains Egyptian human mummy about 4, 000 yrs old, which is very scaring. People said that its heart is still inside while all other organs were taken out.Te museum is also considered as the “beginning of the modernity and the end of medival era”.Really it was very wonderful journey to the museum.

  • Indian Museum is the oldest and one of the largest heritage museum of India. This is a place which takes us back to witness the glorious past of mankind. There are several sections dedicated to various fields of ancient history, economics, geography and biology. Remarkable Buddhist period sculptures escavated from various parts of India are major attraction. In the other sections you will find rare collections of coins, antics, skeletons, paintings. There is a room fully dedicated to ancient Egyptian culture and you will find a real mummy there. Also a library is present within the museum premises. The entry fee is ₹20 for the Indians. Photography is not prohibited. A place is allotted to keep all your luggage just beside the entry gate (it's free). A good canteen and washroom is available. But it is advised to travel by hired car or app cabs or any other public transport and not to bring personal car as no parking is allotted.

  • This museum is a very good place. Nice, informative place. All kinds of study is depicted including palaeontology, zoology, botany, evolution, archaeology, history, etc. The place is old but is well maintained. A visit once is required , specially for children . A place to acquire knowledge and have fun acquiring it. It is centrally located. No problem visiting this place, one can use a taxi, bus or even metro. There's nice security too, photography is prohibited in a few section but it's over.

  • Upkeep detoriating but really has price less collection.It is a full day program.The geology section is really having a great collection.Vintage coin collection is really noteworthy.The way animals have been kept in their natural habitat is noteworthy.The Egyptian section with mummy aging back to 4000 years deserves special attention.Relics of ancient sculptures of different ages find a place here. Also the different fabrics and drawings are really unique. All together it holds together a place of national heritage. Now a days photography is allowed in most of the places but some sections are kept outside the preview. But again this place of pride requires more upkeep for it to pass on to the ages.

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