About Indian Museum

This is the largest and the oldest museum in India, with good preservation of the historical artifacts. It has a collection of the rarest things from all over the world. The museum building reminds one of the European architecture. It has Anthropology, Art, Archaeology, Zoology, Botany, and Geology gallery sections. The museum has the rarest collection of coins, fossils, paintings, an Egyptian mummy, skeletons of a dinosaur, a whale, and a mammoth to name a few. A visit to the museum is a must for history lovers, students, and teachers as it provides an educational experience by throwing light into the ancient heritage and culture.

Must See

  • Interactive display of living organisms.
  • Egyptian Mummy.
  • Anthropology, Art, Archaeology, Zoology, Botany and Geology galleries.
  • Skeletons of a dinosaur, a mammoth, and a blue whale in the animal section.
  • The architecture of the museum.
  • Coin collection.
  • Collection of bird species.

How to reach

The nearest metro station is Park Street. One can hire a local bus or taxi to reach the museum. Basic bus fare is Rs.7 for up to the first 4 km and Rs. 15 for 9 km and after that the fare increases by Re.1 for every 4 km. The buses are available every 10 minutes.

Basic taxi fare is Rs. 30 for up to the first 2 km and after that the fare increases by Rs. 3 for every additional 2 km. The taxis are available at a regular frequency with 0 to 5 minutes wait time. 

Tips

  • Lift facility is available for elderly people.
  • Photography is allowed except at the Egyptian exhibit.
  • Cultural programs are also held in the museum during winters.
  • Deposit lockers are available to keep your luggage or belongings.
  • Food stalls are available outside the museum.

Visit Time

Sunday:10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (March to November), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (December to February)
Monday: Closed
Tuesday:10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (March to November), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (December to February)
Wednesday:10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (March to November), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (December to February)
Thursday:10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (March to November), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (December to February)
Friday:10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (March to November), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (December to February)
Saturday:10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (March to November), 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (December to February)

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Waiting Time

None

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

 

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

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