Famous Museums in Varanasi

The museums in Varanasi give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Varanasi with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Varanasi. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Varanasi.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Varanasi.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Varanasi:

  1. Archaeological Museum

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    Buddha delivered his first sermon in 528 BC at Sarnath which now has a museum dedicated to him. There is an excellent display of artefacts from the Maurayan era and Gupta era. The earliest image of Buddha is housed in this museum with other Hindu Gods and Goddesses. In 1904 the Government of India decided to construct this museum on site after excavating antiquities here. Sir John Marshall, the...Read more
  2. Archaeological Museum Sarnath

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    Indian archeology can be one delightful area to explore and a trip to the Archaeological Museum Sarnath will prove this just right. Counted amongst the best things to do in Varanasi, this museum holds great significance for being the oldest site museum of Archaeological Survey of India. What you can look forward to here is a plethora of objects excavated from the city of Sarnath that lies some ...Read more
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    Sonal Srivastava

    It's a beautiful tourist place to visit. Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist temples are here. You will get to see their culture n tradition in the premises. Environment is very pri...

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  4. Bharat Kala Bhavan Image
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    Isabel Rose

    Some really interesting art (paintings, sculptures and more). We especially liked the Alice Boner sculptures and exhibition on the second floor. Down side was the heat. It was 3...

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