The State Museum, Lucknow, located within the premises of the Lucknow Zoo, was established in 1863. The multi-purpose museum has several galleries with artefacts on display, ranging from natural history objects to objects from the Stone Age.

The four-storey museum has numerous galleries, including a Jain art gallery, Indian sculpture gallery, archaeological gallery, Nawabs art and coin gallery, Egyptian gallery, metal art gallery, natural history gallery and Buddha gallery, among others.

The museum organises several events and screens films for school children and college students.

Multi - Purpose
Opening Days
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Public holidays
Visiting Hours
10:30 a.m. - 04:30 p.m.
Entry Fee
Applicable For children above 5 years: ₹2
For Indian adults: ₹5
For foreign nationals: ₹50
Average Duration
1-2 hours
Narhi, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001
Getting There
The museum is located in Narhi, in the Hazratganj area of Lucknow. The nearest bus station is Kalidas Marg Bus Stop. The museum is located at a distance of 4.2 km from Charbagh Railway Station. Local transport such as taxis and autorickshaws can be hired to reach the museum.
Managed By
State Government
Docent Guide
Person In-charge
098072 94411
Additional Information
Camera fee: ₹ 20
Free guided museum tours are available from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm; and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Entry for groups of school children is free.