One of the best ways to discover and get to know a place is to visit the museums which are often - and undeniably - the repository of the very culture, spirit and essence of the land. Indian Museum in Kolkata is one such place to have a rendezvous with the undying cultural spirit of India.
Rayed as one of the top tourist places to visit in Kolkata, Indian Museum houses an enchanting collection of anthropological, zoological, industrial and geological wealth and heritage of India. Founded in 1814 by Asiatic Society of Bengal, by the founder and curator Nathaniel Wallich, the Indian Museum in Kolkata with its grandiloquent collection of cultural and scientific artifacts spreading over 35 galleries is one of the oldest museums in the world. It has been righty included as an Institute of national importance in the seventh schedule of the Constitution of India.
The Indian Museum in Kolkata exhibits an Egyptian mummy, houses a great mansion, the Buddhist Stupa from Bharhut, the Buddha’s ashes, the Ashoka pillar, fossil skeletons of pre-historic animals, art collection and other rare antiques.
Entry Fees of Indian Museum Kolkata
- Indian- INR 20 per person
- Foreigner- INR 500 per person
Indian Museum Kolkata Timing
- 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (March to November)
- 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (December to February)
Every Monday, Republic Day, Holi, Independence Day, 2nd October Mahatma Gandhiji’s Birthday, Dusshera, Diwali and Id-ul-fitr.