Indian MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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
Indian Museum - Review
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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Indian Museum
78.24% 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
Indian Museum Trips
Indian Museum, Kolkata Reviews
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.
Indian Museum is one of the primary destinations of Kolkata. The gallery of Natural History is very impressive. Also the Egyptian Gallery is famous for the preserved Egyptian Mummy. The gallery on anthropology is not that good and has a few curatorial problem s The collection of Fossil s are also impressive. A serious visitor will take more than a couple of visit s to cover all that it has to offer. Be patient with this place...it has a world to offer if you can stomach it.!!
An amazing opportunity for the one on a quest to discover. And rediscover. The Indian Museum harbours an incredibly huge exhibit of some of the rarest and best pieces in every category from every period in time and from every corner of the globe. Established in British India, this world heritage site is going to take your breath away both in it's majestic architectural stature and the treasure it holds.
I was speechless when I entered into the Museum. It is so wonderful. And I must say anyone can gain so much knowledge from it. I have no words to express my feelings about The Museum. You have to take 3/4 hours to see the all stuff. So knowledge gaining and beautiful place
This is a very important cultural centre and houses important collections. It is also a major museum of museums, notably the extraordinary fossil room which will not have changed since the museum's inception. Rows and rows of dusty wooden showcases show the attention to detail of English Victorian collectors. The Indian miniature paintings gallery is superb. The hall in the rear extension building upstairs showcasing agricultural processing with excellent modern models, is fascinating. The statuary in the main hall downstairs, however, is hard to make sense of. Signs to refreshments and gift shop prove an illusion. The building itself is grande but in desperate need of simple maintenance. Rs500 is too much for 'foreigners' given the poor state of much of the museum. Happily, Indians pay Rs20 and many of them are there. With only a few fans and a building which traps the heat, I could not stay long on my September visit.