Virtual Experiential Museum is a specialised museum in Varanasi. It is located in Man Mahal, a structure from the 16th century. The eastern facade of the building faces the river. This museum was inaugurated on February 19, 2019, by the Prime Minister of India. Before being converted to a virtual museum, it was an information centre.
The museum showcases different cultural aspects of the city through the digital medium. The ambience of a street flows seamlessly as the viewer moves from one section to another. There is a laser light show about the mythology and history of the river Ganga, and guests can also engage in virtual activities such as offering diyas or ringing bells in the river.
Other important things to see in this museum are wooden toys, metal products, stone craft, and a puppet show Ramleela. Some essential aspects of Kashi are illustrated here, which makes it makes an interesting place to visit. There is also an observatory, made by the son of Raja Man Singh (Sawai Jai Singh), on the terrace of Man Mahal to calculate astronomical and astrological data.
Museum Membership: Rs. 75 per year.
The main attraction of this museum, the laser light show is about the river Ganga.
Indian: Rs 25
Foreigner: Rs. 300