27, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Colootola, Dharmatala - 700016
When was the museum established?
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.
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.
Information in Braille
Library and archives services
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
Conference/ Seminar hall
Who manages the museum?
Ministry of Culture
Person-in-charge of the museum
What is the average duration to see the museum?
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Is the museum currently closed?
Image for museum exterior/building
A display of a skeletal figure in the interior of the museum
A sculpture of the trinity displayed in the Indian Museum
Display of the Gandhara School sculptures
First floor of the museum
A glimpse into the interior of the museum
Display of a mummy
Entry fee information
Library Membership Fees: ₹50
Photography fees: ₹ 50, and with stand: ₹100