The Manipur State Museum, inaugurated in 1969 by Indira Gandhi, the then prime minister of India, is a major tourist attraction of the state. The museum has galleries that house materials of natural history, ethnology, and archaeology.

The museum’s collection includes tribal ornaments, Manipuri textiles, agricultural equipment and other items of cultural relevance to the state.

The most striking feature of the place is Hiyang Hiren, a royal boat which is 78 feet long, situated in an open gallery.

Manipur State Museum conducts exhibitions based on cultural themes, awareness programs and cultural appreciation courses.

Multi - Purpose
Opening Days
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Public holidays
Visiting Hours
10:00 a.m. - 04:30 p.m.
Visiting Hour
Museum will remain closed on 2nd saturday and government holidays
Entry Fee
Applicable ₹10 Adult
₹5 School children
₹50 Foreign visitors
Average Duration
1-2 hours
Manipur State Museum, Near Polo Ground
Getting There
Fly down to Imphal and from there by road
Managed By
State Government
Docent Guide
Person In-charge
Curator, Mrs Y Binita Devi
(0385) 2442492, (+91) 9615980146