Kempegowda Museum

Museum Address
Mayo hall, Field Marshal Cariappa Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar - 560001
City
State
Karnataka
Pin Code
560000
When was the museum established?
2011
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Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

Located on the first floor of Mayo Hall, the museum is dedicated to Yelahanka Chieftain Kempegowda (1513- 1569), who is considered to have been the founder of the city of Bangalore. An interesting feature of the museum is its glassed floor, which has a print of an 18th century map running all through it. Visitors can walk over it, and see and learn the old names of places, including the four towers that Kempegowda built to mark the limits of Bangalore. There is an imposing fibreglass statue of Kempegowda in the middle of the gallery. The display throws light on the Yelahanka clan, their commerce, water systems, and religious paraphernalia, and the foundation of the city of Bangalore. There are old pictures of forts, temples, and other buildings that Kempegowda built during his reign.

Photography
No
Videography
No
Cafeteria
Yes
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
No
Locker room
No
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
No
Garden/picnic area
No
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
No
Library and archives services
No
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Auditorium
Yes
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
Others
Others:
Government of Karnataka
Person-in-charge of the museum
Curator
First Name
Chiranjeevi , Prof. Deverakonda
Last Name
Singh , Reddy
Reference Link
http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report-museum-showcases-the-life-and-times-of-kempegowda-1529581
What is the average duration to see the museum?
1-2 hours
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Is the museum currently closed?
No
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Museum display
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Museum display
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Copper statue
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Glass flooring showing the old map of Bangalore
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Panels displaying the history and architecture of Bangalore
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Panels displaying the history and architecture of Bangalore
Entry Fee
Not Applicable
Opening Days
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Opening Time
10:00 a.m.
Closing Time
05:00 p.m.