The Maharaja Banaras Vidya Mandir Trust Museum, popularly known as Ramnagar Fort Museum, is located in Ramnagar Fort in Varanasi. It was established by Maharaja Kashi Naresh Vibhuti Narain Singh in 1964. The museum is a part of the Ramnagar Fort, which was built in 1750.  The museum is divided into five galleries starting from the collection of vintage cars and palanquins, followed by the textile gallery, armoury (with swords, old guns, and many guns are imported), personal decorative items and the old photographs respectively. The fourth gallery has an astronomical clock built in 1872 by B. Mulchand. The clock shows the time, day, year, month, week and other astronomical readings.

After a visit to the museum, a passage leads towards the edge of the river where the Vyas temple can be visited. This area of the fort looks especially beautiful during the sunset.



    Opening Days
    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Public holidays
    Visiting Hours
    10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    Entry Fee
    Applicable Indian: Rs 50
    Children (5-12years): Rs 20
    Students: Rs. 20

    Foreigner: Rs. 200
    Children (5-12years): Rs. 100
    Average Duration
    3-4 hours
    Ramnagar Fort Museum, Mirzapur - Varanasi Road, Purana, Ramnagar, Uttar Pradesh 221008, India
    Getting There
    Ramnagar Fort
    Managed By
    Private Organization
    Docent Guide
    Person In-charge
    Owner, Maharaja Dr. Anand Narain Singh
    Additional Information
    The museum is closed only on Dussehra and Muharram