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Museums in Mathura

The city of Mathura is located on the western bank of the river Yamuna, in Uttar Pradesh. The city is famous as it is recognized to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna, a Hindu God. Along with being a major Hindu pilgrimage, Mathura is also one of the well-known Buddhist sites in India. There are a number of tourist attractions in Mathura. Among them you can take a visit to the museums of Mathura which will give you a vivid picture of the city and its history. Museums provide detailed information and help you in your research work. While tours to Mathura check out the two famous museums which furnishes interesting information about the city and its proud history.

The Government Museum of Mathura showcases an outstanding collection of sculptures which dates back to the ancient Mathura school of art is one of the leading museums of not only Uttar Pradesh but also India. In the year 1874 Sir F.S. Growse originally founded this museum. Government Museum of Mathura is also called Mathura Museum and is regarded as one of the leading centers for research, study and the protection of the heritage left by the Mathura School of Sculpture.

The Museum also displays proud collections of stone sculpture Kushana sculptures and terracotta. Most of these collections dating back to the Kushana period and of much later period are on display. Apart from that, the museum also has a splendid collection of gold, silver and copper coins, clay seals, ancient pottery, paintings and bronzes among others. It is one of the most visited museums in Mathura.

Among all the Mathura museums the Archeological museum houses rare treasure unearthed by Cunnigham, Growse, Fuhrer and others including stone sculptures, bas-reliefs, architectural fragments, inscriptions reflecting different faiths, antique coins, terracotta and bronze items, pottery, bricks, clay seals and paintings, mostly belonging to the Mathura region. The museum offers fine material on Indian Art and Iconography along with showcasing earliest forms of drapery, ornamentation and hairdressing and articles of domestic or special uses.

Museums in Mathura will give you enough detail about the history of the city. It claims to educate and inform tourists who come here. A visit to these impressive museums is a must for every locals and tourists.