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Museums in Agra

The Taj City, as Agra is sometimes referred to, boasts of a number of museums. The great Museums in the city themselves speak about the powerful Mughal dynasty and their contributions. They offer a sneak peek into the rich cultural heritage of the past.

The Taj Mahal Museum and the Spiritual Museum are among the few popular museums in Agra city. The museums of Agra have a special regard for architecture due to the presence of some of the breathtaking structures within the city. The museums are glorious remembrance of the antiquities of architectural brilliance. The Taj Mahal Museum in particular illustrates this idea. Even Spiritual Museum is no exception. This wonderful museum too exhibits models that are in a way associated to the idea of structure and form reflecting a unique combination of architecture. The museums in Agra are magnificent places for aspirant architects and the arts lovers.

The Taj Mahal Museum is an extended part of the Taj Mahal Complex. The museum is positioned towards the west of the Taj Mahal. This museum is one of the most attractive museums in Agra. The Taj Mahal museum is popular as it houses the records and plans of construction of the great mausoleum. The museum houses original drawings of Taj Mahal, precious and semi precious stones to be used in the construction and celadon plates. The celadon plates are famous as it is believed that the color of the plates gets changed or the plate itself breaks into pieces if poisonous food is served in these. It was very popular in Mughal times and foods were served to the great emperors in these celadon plates. The museum also has drawings providing the viewing perspective of the graves in the mausoleum.

The city of Agra which is famous for its architectural brilliance is provided with few institutes that are the proud exemplary of the rich heritage of Agra. Quite discrete from the popular museum the Spiritual Museum in Agra has a concept of its own. Agra museums draw tourists from all across the world because it houses the true essence of Agra city. The Spiritual museum which is still in its early stage of development has been built for the newly founded movement called 'Brahma Kumaris'. The participants of the movement divine the self realization of God as their father. The museum houses many shapes, colors and forms that establishes various physical phenomena. The Spiritual Museum has been constructed near the Taj Mahal. Tourists visiting the museums in Agra can visit the world famous Taj Mahal which is the sole monument in the world that has been constructed to salute the undying love between two souls. The museums in Agra are visited by a fair number of people who constitute both the art lovers as well the tourists.