Indraprastha Museum of Art and Archaeology

Museum Address
B-17, Qutub Institutional Area - 110016
State
Delhi
Pin Code
110016
Museum website
http://indarchaeology.org/archaeology/museum.htm
When was the museum established?
1997
Main category
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The Indraprastha Museum of Art and Archaeology houses antiquarian items, procured from excavation programmes, conducted by the Indian Archaeological Society at various ancient spots such as Kamrej in Gujarat and Kampilya in Uttar Pradesh. There are also antiquities acquired by individuals and institutions. The museum is even a repository for artefacts and crafts worked on by the present-day artists. Fossils from the Narmada valley and the Sivaliks, and both mammalian and non-mammalian fauna, dated to more than one and a half million years ago hailing from the Middle Pleistocene period, are available. Together with the fossils, there is also on display a massive repertory of Stone Age tools- the Palaeoliths, the Microliths, the Neoliths, and tools of the Upper Palaeolithic period.

Numismatic collection, belonging to different eras, adorns the museum storehouse with its discrete charm. There are coins of different periods starting from the punch-marked coins of 4th century B.C. Modern contemporary paintings occupy a special place in the museum. This entails a fascinating oil painting, done on canvas, and imported from the erstwhile USSR. There are Persian manuscripts and documents, which team up with the other precious preserves of the museum. The highlights at the museum are a diorama on the evolution of man, late Mesolithic painting of a curvilinear abstract bison, terracotta items from Harappan civilisation and Asokan Brahmi alphabets.

Photography
No
Videography
No
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
No
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
No
Garden/picnic area
No
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
Yes
Library and archives services
No
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Who manages the museum?
Others
Others:
Indian Archaeological society
What is the average duration to see the museum?
less than 1 hour
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Is the museum currently closed?
No
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Curvilinear abstract bison, Late Mesolithic, Bhimbetka
Gallery Images
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Curvilinear abstract bison, Late Mesolithic, Bhimbetka
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Variety of Harrapan Pottery
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Molar Segment of Elephas Mamadicus Narmada Valley Pleistocene Period
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Recovered Original Arrows
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Charred Rice Grains
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Asokan Brahmi Script
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The Ascent of Man
Entry Fee
Not Applicable
Getting there
Nearest Metro: Qutub Minar
Opening Days
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Opening Time
11:00 a.m.
Closing Time
04:00 p.m.