Founded in 1814 in the cradle of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (at the present building of the Asiatic Society, 1 Park Street, Kolkata), Indian Museum is the earliest and the largest multipurpose museum, not only in the Indian subcontinent but also in the Asia-Pacific region of the world. Housed in an iconic colonial building, the museum displays a range of archaeological objects, an art section focusing on Mughal and Bengal paintings, a geological section, and one on zoology and botany. The highlights are an Egyptian Mummy, jaws of a blue whale, a Gandhara sculpture gallery, and masterpieces of the Tagores, Jaimini Roy, and Nandalal Bose.

Multi - Purpose, Archaeological
Opening Days
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Visiting Hours
10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Entry Fee
Applicable Indians: ₹20
Foreigners: ₹500
Library Membership Fees: ₹50

Photography fees: ₹ 50, and with stand: ₹100
Average Duration
3-4 hours
Managed by
Others Ministry of Culture
Person In-charge
Director , Jayanti Sengupta
+91 (33) 22861702, +91 (33) 22861699