Rabindra Bharati Museum, Kolkata was established at "Jorasanko Thakurbari" on 8th May by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India. The Jorasanko Thakurbari building is two hundred and seventeen year old the museum in Kolkata is a storehouse of memoirs of Rabindranath Tagore. It comprises the original paintings, photographs and other valuable documents of the great poet.
Earlier, the Rabindra Bharati Museum, Kolkata covered approximately 3000 square feet floor area. It displays original paintings of Rabindranath Tagore. Forty of them were acquired from Rathindranath Tagore by West Bengal Govt. and hundred photographs are from permanent loan from National Library.
The Museum in Kolkata forms an integral part of the Rabindra Bharati University which was established in 1962. It helps students in highest education in various disciplines of Humanities and Performing Arts. Some archival documents contained by this museum since 1963 include:
- Personal letters
- First edition books
- Books on Tagore
- Clippings on Tagore
- Bazar paintings
- Literature of the House and outstanding personalities of the 19th and 20th centuries
- Records of songs in the voices of exponents
- Paintings both in Indian and Western style and the Anglo-Indian school respectively and traditional schools of Bengal district
The Rabindra Bharati Museum, Kolkata includes 716 paintings, 168 Utensils, 208 Personalia, 27 Craft and Sculpture, 10 Miscellaneous, 89 Spool, 53 Furniture, 593 Disc. / Records, 3297 Photographs, 3746 Archival Documents 3746, 2701 collection of books and 770 total collection of journals.