The Boat Museum is the only one of its kind in India. It is a noble venture on the part of the Department of Backward Classes, West Bengal, and contains 46 scale models of boats and ships dating back to the days of Indus Valley civilisation and covering areas from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Bangladesh. All the models in the museum have been crafted by Rajbanshi woodcraft artists from Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal. Some of the important exhibits include the scale model of  a Harappan boat amulet, Patia (coastal fishing boats operating in West Bengal and Orissa), Kerala boat, Bhedi (flat-bottomed long boat for carrying passengers and even bullock carts), Padma boat (One of Tagore's five boats that he spent time in when he visited Shilaidaha and Bangladesh between 1890 and 1891), among others.

Category
Transportation
Established
2014
Opening Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Visiting Hours
11:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Entry Fee
Not Applicable
Average Duration
less than 1 hour
Address
Ambedkar Bhawan, P 1/4 CIT Scheme VII (M), VIP Road
Getting There
Nearest bus terminus: 3 A bus terminus, Kankurgachi
Facilities
Managed By
Others Cultural Research Institute (under Backward Classes Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal)
Docent Guide
No
Person In-charge
Director, Dr Prasenjit Deb Barman
Phone
(033) 23207623