Indian Museum

Museum Address
27, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Colootola, Dharmatala - 700016
City
State
West Bengal
Pin Code
700016
Email
indianmuseumkolkata@gmail.com
Museum website
http://indianmuseumkolkata.org/
When was the museum established?
1814
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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.

Photography
Yes
Videography
No
Cafeteria
Yes
Museum shop
Yes
Wheelchair friendly
Yes
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
No
Parking
No
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
Yes
Garden/picnic area
No
Audio/visual guides
Yes
Guided tours
Yes
Library and archives services
Yes
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Auditorium
Yes
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
Yes
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
Others
Others:
Ministry of Culture
Person-in-charge of the museum
Director
First Name
Jayanti
Last Name
Sengupta
What is the average duration to see the museum?
3-4 hours
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Is the museum currently closed?
No
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Indian Museum
Gallery Images
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A display of a skeletal figure in the interior of the museum
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A sculpture of the trinity displayed in the Indian Museum
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Display of the Gandhara School sculptures
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First floor of the museum
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A glimpse into the interior of the museum
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Display of a mummy
Entry Fee
Applicable
Entry fee information
Indians: ₹20
Foreigners: ₹500
Library Membership Fees: ₹50

Photography fees: ₹ 50, and with stand: ₹100
Opening Days
Sunday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Opening Time
10:00 a.m.
Closing Time
05:00 p.m.