Virtual Experiential Museum

Museum Address
Virtual Experiential Museum, Man मंदिर ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat Rd, Observatory, Man Mandir, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
City
State
Uttar Pradesh
Pin Code
221001
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
No
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Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

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.

Photography
Yes
Videography
Yes
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
No
Drinking water
No
Locker room
No
Parking
No
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
No
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
Yes
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
ASI
Person-in-charge of the museum
Other
First Name
Amit
Last Name
Singh
Additional information ( if any)
Videography: Rs 25
Museum Membership: Rs. 75 per year.
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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Main Entry
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Street ambience
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Virtual information about the traveller's log and celebrated citizens
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Music of Varanasi
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Five-Faced Ganesha - Wooden toys
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Brass and copper metal items
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Silk threads
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Faith and spirituality
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The main attraction of this museum, the laser light show is about the river Ganga. 

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Laser light show
Entry Fee
Applicable
Entry fee information
Below 15 years: Free
Indian: Rs 25
Foreigner: Rs. 300
Getting there
Near Dushaswamedh Ghat
Opening Days
Sunday
Monday
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Wednesday
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Public holidays
Opening Time
06:00 a.m.
Closing Time
06:00 p.m.