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Albert Hall Museum

Albert Hall Museum is a museum in Jaipur city in Rajasthan state of India. It is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the State museum of Rajasthan.

Diu Museum

The old St. Thomas Church has been converted into a museum which houses antique statues, various stone inscriptions of the earlier rulers, wooden carvings and idols, in evening, multicolored fountains and special lighting of the imposing building fascinate everyone.

Science City

Science City, Kolkata is the largest science centre in the Indian subcontinent under National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is at the crossing of Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and J B S Haldane avenue, Kolkata. It is considered by some people as the most distinguished landmark in post-independence Kolkata. Saroj Ghose, the first director general of NCSM, who is credited with having conceptualised this centre in 1997.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is the main museum in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India.

Sri Venkateswara Museum

Sri Venkateswara Museum in Tirupati is within walking distance of the temple. Not only does it houses an enviable collection of artifacts from the region but also boasts a small shrine and meditation hall. Needless to say, almost everything here revolves around Tirumala, its history, and the Lord who resides here.

Forest Museum

Located on the outskirts of Port Blair, Forest Museum is a famous attraction for its wide collection related to forest and the assortment of trees. This prominent museum is a must visit place in Port Blair and it is managed by the forest department of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Baba Bhalku Rail Museum

To preserve the rich Heritage of KALKA SHIMLA Railway, Ambala Division of Northern railway has set up a Heritage Museum at Shimla containing rare artifacts, giving in depth knowledge of this section and its rich Heritage values. This museum has been named as BABA BHALKU RAIL MUSEUM in commemoration to the service provided by BABA BHALKU in guiding engineers for the construction of this line.

Johnnie's Wax Museum

Shimla has the best Wax Museum in the Country. At Johnnies Wax Museum feature Life Size Wax statues of popular personalities from all over the Globe, such a Hollywood and Bollywood Celebrities, Politicians and Sportspersons.

Assam State Museum

The Assam State Museum is located in the southern end of Dighali Pukhuri tank which is in the heart of Guwahati city, Assam. The Museum was established by the Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti in 1940. Late Kanklal Baruah was founder president. In the year 1953, it was taken over by the State Govt.

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

Established on 2nd May 1959 under the administrative control of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum in Kolkata is widely regarded as the mother of science museum movement in India. The idea behind this pioneering initiative came from Dr BC Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal who after visiting the Deutsches Museum in Munich was inspired to create a similar institution in India for public engagement with science & technology.

Maulana Azad Museum

The house where Maulana Abul Kalam Azad stayed during his last few years has been refurbished and made into the Azad Memorabilia Museum, which currently contains some of his artefacts including memorabilia such as photographs, awards and gifts received, as well as items of personal use, particularly focusing on his centenary year, that is 1988. It also has a collection of papers and library sources related to the life and work of Maulana Azad, and aims to promote awareness about him.

Salar Jung Museum

The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Dar-ul-Shifa, on the southern bank of the Musi River in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is one of the three National Museums of India. The museums collection was sourced from the property of the Salar Jung family, after whom it is named. It is one of the largest museums in the world.

Bharatpur Government Museum

Bharatpur Government Museum consists a very precious collection of archaeological wealth of the nearby place. Some of the things also comes from old Bharatpur State. It is converted from administrative block of the rulers of Bharatpur state to a Museum. It is located in the heart of Lohargarh fort. The Kamra Khas building on the first floor was added to the museum. Bharatpur Government Museum consists sculptures from the escavation of old villages.

Alwar Museum

Situated in the vicinity of City Palace, the Government Museum in Alwar was established in 1940. Housing a brilliant collection of paintings, frescoes and artefacts, the museum boasts of rich ancient heritage of the royal families. Located in premises of Vinay Vilas Mahal, the depository aptly depicts the evolution of the Rajput and Mughal kings and the bygone royal era.

Cotton Museum

Sir Arthur Cotton Museum was constructed here in 1998. This museum was constructed in memory of Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton, a British irrigation engineer. The Museum narrates the construction of present Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage constructed with the advance engineering skill. It is the only civil engineering museum in the state.

Chaitanya Jyoti Museum

Chaitanya Jyoti Museum houses all stories and incidents of the life of Sai Baba, all the way from his early childhood. The visitors are introduced to the godliness and divinity of Sai Baba through multimedia presentations and more.

Araku Tribal Museum

Araku Tribal Museum is situated on Araku Road in the heart of Araku Valley. Located in the vicinity of Padmapuram Botanical Gardens, the museum offers a glance at the lifestyle and cultures of the tribal communities indigenous to the Eastern Ghats. Araku Tribal Museum is built with mud and clay and has a rugged theme to it.

Deshbandhu Museum

About three minutes walk from Chowrasta, Darjeeling, commonly known as the Mall, the main tourist attraction of Darjeeling, will bring the visitors to STEP ASIDE, the house where the famous Indian patriot Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das passed away on 16th June, 1925.

Sabarna Sangrahashala

Sabarna Sangrahashala in Kolkata is a museum about the Sabarna Roy Choudhury family and Kolkata. It has been developed by The Sabarna Roy Choudhury Paribar Parishad. It was established in 2005 to cater the need of students and research scholars and also to create an awareness about the preservation of historical source materials. The Museum exhibits rare articles and historical documents of history. It is located at Barisha in Kolkata.

Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya

Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya set up on Mahatma Gandhi at the behest of Gandhi Memorial Trust way back are unique institutions in the sense that nowhere else so many museums have come up on a single personality and appropriately further since the person these commemorate wanted to reach everyone however remote one may situate, with his message of Love, Truth, Non-violence and regulated living to ensure a just, humane growth and existence for all.

Jawaharlal Nehru Museum

The Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum also referred to as Jawaharlal Nehru Museum is the state museum of Arunachal Pradesh, in Itanagar. Established in the 1980s, it showcases aspects of tribal life of Arunachal Pradesh, India. These include clothing, headdress, weapons, handicraft, music instruments, jewellery and other artifacts of daily use and culture, besides archeological finds.

Patna Museum

Patna Museum is the state museum of the Indian state of Bihar. Built in 1917 during the British Raj to house the historical artefacts found in the vicinity of Patna, it is in the style of Mughal and Rajput architecture and is known locally as the Jadu Ghar.

Ujjayanta Palace

The Ujjayanta Palace is a museum and former royal palace of Tripura situated in Agartala, the capital of the Indian state of Tripura. The palace was constructed between 1899 and 1901 by the Tripura king, Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya, and stands on the banks of a small lake surrounded by Mughal gardens. It was the home of the ruling Manikya dynasty until the Tripura`s accession to India in October 1949.

Amar Mahal Palace

The Amar Mahal Palace is a palace in Jammu, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, which has now been converted into a Museum. It was built in the nineteenth century for Raja Amar Singh, a Dogra king by a French architect on the lines of a French Chateau.

Dogra Art Museum

Dogra Art Museum is a museum of Dogra cultural heritage housed in the Pink Hall of the Mubarak Mandi complex, Jammu, India. The main attractions of the museum are the Pahari miniature paintings from Bhasoli.

Sri Venkateswara Museum Of Temple Art

The temple is the most significant monument of Indian art and architecture, which sums up and represents subtle values of Indian culture. The elaborations of the temple structures followed from establishment of image worship and accompanying development of the rituals took time to crystallize.

Government Museum Chennai

The Government Museum or Madras Museum is a museum of human history and culture located in the neighbourhood of Egmore in Chennai, India. Started in 1851, it is the second oldest museum in India after the Indian Museum in Kolkata. It is particularly rich in archaeological and numismatic collections.

The Army Heritage Museum

The museum provides comprehensive information about the various regiments of Indian Army. The tourists certainly get enthralled after seeing the artifacts that have been preserved here. There is also a distinct section in the museum where the uniforms and medals have been preserved.

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame located near the Leh Airfiled, is a museum constructed as well as maintained by the Indian Army in the memory of the soldiers who had lost their lives during the Indo-Pak wars. It is also termed as a memorial for the war heros.

Museum of Christian Art

The Museum of Christian Art is one of the few institutions of its kind in Asia. It is run in the former colonial capital of Old Goa, home to heritage monuments today. When it was set up, in 1994, it was the only museum of Christian art in Asia.

Visakha Museum

Visakha Museum is a museum located in the port city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, India which houses the historical treasures and artifacts of the Kalingandhra region. Collections available for viewing in the museum include ancient armory, crockery, coins, silk costumes, jewelry, stuffed animals, portraits, manuscripts, letters, diaries, scrapbooks, periodicals, and maps.

Mother's Wax Museum

Mothers Wax Museum is a wax museum located in New Town, Kolkata, India. Established in November 2014, it contains wax statues of more than 19 famous personalities. The museum has been named after Mother Teresa. New Town is situated in the North Eastern Fringes of Kolkata and is fast emerging as one of Indias latest and fastest-growing planned new cities.

Akbari Fort and Museum

Akbari Fort & Museum is a museum In Ajmer. It was once the residence of Prince Salīm, the son of the Emperor Akbar and presently houses a collection of Mughal and Rajput armour and sculpture. Construction of this had been commissioned by Akbar. This is the location from where Salim, as the Emperor Jahangir read out the farman permitting the British East India Company to trade with India.

Bishnupur Museum

The Acharya Jogesh Chandra Purakriti Bhawan in Bishnupur is a museum that relate to art and archeology. In the archeological gallery there are tools from Mesolithic and Paleolithic era, metal ornaments, terracotta sculptures, etc. This Museum accounts for the coins and artifacts from the very ancient days of rulers in Bishnupur, starting from the gupta kings to the pal kingdom.

Ghoom Railway Museum

Ghum Museum is one of the three museums of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways. It is located at the Ghum railway station premises. The museum room is right above the Ghum station. Ghum also spelt as Ghoom is countrys highest rail station at an altitude of 7,400ft.

Bengal Natural History Museum

If you like to know about the fauna of Darjeeling district and that of Bengal, don't miss out on the Bengal Natural History Museum. It started as a modest effort way back in 1903 when the then Governor of Bengal initiated creation of a small museum in the Botanical Gardens of Darjeeling.

Smaranika Tram Museum

Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika is housed within a vintage tram built in 1938. Interestingly, this wooden body streamlined tram is still functional. This tram has been modified at the Nonapukur Workshop with a vestibule to help visitors move from one car to another within the tram. One car is a modified cafeteria whereas the other showcases some interesting memorabilia on trams in Kolkata from the early days to the present day. The whole experience of going through an archive on trams within a tram is quite fascinating.

Archaeological Museum Kakinada

A.S.P. Govt. Museum and Research Institute, also known as the Andhra Sahtya Parishad Government Museum and Research Institute, is situated in Kakinada, in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is an archaeological museum.

Rallabandi Subba Rao Archaeological Musuem

The Rallabandi Subbarao Government Museum is famous for it's cultural storage. Unravel the mysteries of the past through the interesting range of artifacts like coins, sculpture, pottery, inscriptions and palm leaf manuscripts.

Kolkata Police Museum

Kolkata Police Museum is a testimony to the rich history of policing in Kolkata. The earliest exhibits date back to the days of British India. The journey of Kolkata Police and the turmoil of the city has been well documented in the museum. The museum primarily showcased arms and ammunition seized during the Indian Freedom Movement in its early days. Visitors can get a holistic view of the pre and post independence development of the citys police force.

National Museum

The National Museum in New Delhi, also known as the National Museum of India, is one of the largest museums in India. Established in 1949, it holds variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. It functions under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Indian Museum

The Indian Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, in 1814. The founder curator was Dr Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist.

INS Kursura Submarine Museum

After decommissioning, she was preserved as a museum for public access on Ramakrishna Mission Beach in Visakhapatnam. Kursura has the distinction of being one of the very few submarine museums to retain originality and has been called a must visit destination of Visakhapatnam.

Sri Pratap Singh Museum

Shri Pratap Singh Museum is a heritage museum that provides insight into the history and traditions of Kashmir. The museum boasts of an impressive assortment of precious antiques and artefacts that speak volumes about Kashmirs regal heritage.

Samudrika Marine Museum

Samudrika Naval Marine Museum is a museum situated in Port Blair in India . The museum is run by the Indian Navy. This museum aims to generate awareness about the environment in the ocean and the marine life.

Himachal State Museum

The State Museum Shimla is housed in an old Victorian mansion carefully altered to adapt it to the museum. Perched on a lonely hilltop known as Inveram the serenity and the quietude of the distant mountains from here is striking.

Shimla Heritage Museum

Shimla Heritage Museum is a must visit if you really want to know about the history of Shimla duiring the British Rule. The British Rulers have left behind a number of admirable architectures in Shimla.

Museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art

The museum of Himachal Culture and Folk Art was established in Utopia Complex, Near Hadimba Devi Temple, Manali. The Museum is a unique and extraordinary collection of unknown and rare antiques of the state. It demonstrates the almost extinct articles that clearly display the forgotten culture, art and handicraft of Himachal Pradesh.

Naval Aviation Museum

The Naval Aviation Museum is a military museum located in Bogmalo, 6 km from Vasco da Gama, Goa, India. This museum contains exhibits that showcase the evolution of the Indian Naval Air Arm over decades. The Naval Aviation Museum is the only of its kind in the entire continent of Asia.

Amaravati Museum

The Archaeological museum at Amaravati is a home to many relics that dates back to thousands of years, found during excavations. This museum unfolds the wealth of Amaravati that belonged to 3rd century BC, through the galaxy of sculptures that once were a part of Mahachaitya. There are different galleries that take you close to the very old history of Amaravati and the life of the Buddhists in those days.

Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery

Sanskriti Museum & Art Gallery, Hazaribagh was founded by Bulu Imam in 1991, after he discovered the first rockart of Hazaribagh district at Isco, subsequently bringing to light over dozen meso-chalcolithic rockarts, including the prehistoric archaeology of the North Karanpura Valley in Jharkhand. The Sanskriti museum has a small library and a research archive, along with photographic and visual documentations to back up the exhibits in the museum.

Himalayan Tibet Museum

Learn about Tibetan culture and history at Himalayan Tibet Museum. Situated within walking distance from the town center, the museum was opened in 2015 on the ground floor of a non-profit organization for preservation of Tibetan heritage.

Melody World Wax Museum

With a theme of music, Melody World Wax Museum is one of the popular sightseeing places of the city. Located only 3 km away from Mysore Maharaja Palace, it is easily accessible too. A heritage building of Mysore, the building of this museum is said to be more than 90 years old. It also boasts of having the largest collection of musical instruments in Karnataka. Varied kinds of musical instruments belonging to different parts of the country and ages have been displayed here.

Red Carpet Wax Museum

Red Carpet Wax Museum is a gallery more than 40 lifelike statues of famous personalities, hollywood stars, great history leaders, politicians, musicians, sportsmen, and many more celebrities. Every statue is surrounded by a theme where you can pose to take pictures with your favorite stars.

Netaji Bhawan

Netaji Bhawan or Netaji Bhavan is a building maintained as a memorial and research center to the life of the Indian nationalist Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Kolkata. The house, built by Boses father in 1909, is owned and managed by the Netaji Research Bureau and includes a museum, archives and library. The Bureau is run by Sugata Bose and his mother. The building is on Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani in Kolkata.

Bapu Museum

The Bapu Museum is an archaeological museum in Vijayawada. It was renamed in the memory of the renowned film director, illustrator, cartoonist and author Bapu, film director. The museum is maintained by the Archaeological department and has large collection of sculptures, paintings and artifacts of Buddhist and Hindu relics, with some of them as old as 2nd and 3rd Centuries.

Nagarjunakonda Archaeological Museum

Nagarjunakonda is situated in Macherla Mandal of the District Guntur. The nearest railway station is Macherla, at a distance of 24 km. The museum is situated on an island in the Nagarjunasagar dam. To reach the Island there is a jetty point at Vijayapuri, south of the Nagarjunasagar dam.

HMI Museum

Everest Museum is situated in Darjeeling. Situated within the complex of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and adjacent to the Mountaineering Museum, Everest Museum traces the history of attempts on the worlds highest peak, Mount Everest. The museum has an array of displays that include a collection of photographs of various expeditions, manuscripts, autographs, and books belonging to a few famous mountaineers.

State Museum Hotwar

State Museum Hotwar is an Indian cultural museum located in Ranchi, in the Indian state of Jharkhand. The museums original name was Ranchi Museum. It was established on the premises of the Tribal Research Institute in 1974. Confined within the boundaries of the building, it moved to a new site in Hotwar, Ranchi. The museum was built to express the cultural heritage of Jharkhand. It has several galleries, and contains paintings by artists from many states such as Bengal, Orissa, and Bihar.

Sri Sadul Museum

Sadul Singh Museum in Bikaner, Rajasthan is one of the most important tourism highlights in an area renowned for its warrior history, and it stays actual to that lineage. It is situated enclosed by using the Lalgarh Palace and is built in memoriam of kings of royal dynasties of Bikaner.

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