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Indian Museum Kolkata-Place to National Importance

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The Indian Museum, Kolkata is the ninth oldest museum of the world that has an exquisite collection of armors, antiques, ornaments, skeletons, fossils, mummies and Mughal paintings. Locally famous as Jadughar of Kolkata, this largest museum of India is divided into six sections with over 60 galleries of scientific and cultural artifacts. It is a great place to visit in Kolkata.

The Indian Museum exhibits some of the finest collection of contemporary paintings, the sacred relic of Buddha to ancient sculptures. The museum has art section, Nepal-Tibet Gallery, Anthropological Section showing tribal and non-tribal Indians, Archaeological Section showcasing stone-age artifacts, geological section, zoological section and Industrial section. The museum is a knowledge center in Kolkata for kids as well as adults. The museum is a great place to visit with children in Kolkata as they can learn numerous things and also know about the rich cultural heritage of India.

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West Bengal, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
22.5581000°N, 88.3508000°E
Distance from Kolkata city center to Indian Museum Kolkata
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Indian Museum Kolkata..

Overall Rating:4.2

  '4' out of 5
"I love visiting museums but the Indian Museum of Kolkata is a different. it has a charm, it has spark. this Museum is India's biggest and oldest museum. The entry fee is only 20 rupees. This Museum is so big that it will take to your whole day. It has 1 floor and the spread over a long area. it has many departments like the coins of India, the history of India, animals of India, nature of India and much more it also has a history from other civilisations like Africa. It has Egyptian mummy also it has stones from all over the world this is amazing place to visit for a history lover."
  '5' out of 5
"Museums are my favorite place and this is situated in kolkata. It has two different floors. Tips: dont take ohotos unless you pay for it or else they will fine."
  '3' out of 5
"I was looking forward to visiting the Indian Museum. I also could not believe the cost was only 20 Rupees, the equivalent to about 45 cents in Canadian Dollars. When I arrived I ended up paying 500 Rupees (10 Canadian Dollars). This is the posted foreigners rate. Also half of the exibits were closed for maintanance. Had I known I would have either paid more money and spent more than an hour there when the exhibits were open again or not gone at all. Please contact the website before you visit so that you are not dissapointed, especially if you are a visitor to India."
  '5' out of 5
"A pretty good museum with a large collection of exhibits. Well maintained and well kept. A must visit for sure. Make sure you have time in your hands to be able to see most if not all the exhibits. "
  '5' out of 5
"Related to historic place. The person who loved ancient items and things must go here... Many types of fossils and real mummies from Egypt are in the museum. Good."

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