Odisha State Museum, Bhubaneswar

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Odisha State Museum is a museum in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. In its original form it was established in 1932 and later moved to the current building in 1960. The museum is divided into eleven sections, viz, Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Armoury, Mining & Geology, Natural History, Art & Craft, Contemporary Art, Patta Painting, Anthropology and Palmleaf Manuscripts. The museum is headed by a superintendent and the administrative control lies in the hands of Cultural Affairs Department, Government of Odisha.HistoryThe origin of this museum can be traced back to 1932, when some historians and professors, like William Jones, Ghanashyam Das, N. C. Banerjee, Harekrushna Mahatab established a museum in Ravenshaw College, Cuttack. In 1945-46, the Museum was shifted to Brahmananda building in old Bhubaneswar and given the status of a State Museum by the Government of Odisha. Later, the Museum was shifted to Patel Hall in 1950 and again to another building in Unit - I, Bhubaneswar. In 1957, the foundation of the Museum was laid by then President of India, Rajendra Prasad, and finally the Museum in the current building started operating from 1960.
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  • Easily one of the best museum’s you will see. Very educative. Has a big section of Architectural findings of Odisa, one section on Coins, weapons, paintings, Natural History. There is also a sound and...  more »
  • I think it is the best place to visit if you want to know about the history, culture, and geology of the Odisha state. Inside the museum it has several sections displaying great collections of artifac...  more »
  • It spans over quite a large area. The exhibits are worth a visit. It is not only about artillery and coinage which most museums do. I really liked the painting in the main hall which represented a vis...  more »
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  • Outdoor is well maintained . Interior is with low light. Many relic artifact are there for show. Any body want learn history will love this place . Many are original but some are for showing purpose made by artist but not original. Love this place what's your opinion write on review box
  • Arranged beautifully section wise. Spread over a large area and has a lot of collection. Different sections, very educating. Can easily spend 2-3 hours or longer depending on interest. Easy to notice in moving traffic. Gets a little stuffy inside as there not sufficient fans and AC's dont work.
  • So nice place. Outside decoration is wonderful. Very large number of Historic artecraft is there. Communication facility is always available.
  • An amazing collection of different items pertaining to the history and culture of Odisha. The section on archeology is amazing, so is the manuscript section. The jewellery and music section are very well arranged but not indexed properly. There was a small section on prehistoric Odisha. And the information person said they had a huge collection of it. Would love to see a complete section on it. Sadly, the geological section is on a very bad state. But a must visit!
  • Good and a must for your checklist in bhubaneswar tour. You will find almost all things related to orrisa culture and history

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Accommodating large numbers of pilgrims year-round, Bhubaneswar offers a variety of options for overnight stays. A wide array of hotels grouped between Nanpath Road and CTC Road and northwest to Nandan Kanan Road give a range choice for everyone’s budget. Luxurious four-star hotels are located away from the city’s bustle and have beach view. With many universities in town, Bhubaneswar offers a wide range of low-budget accommodations. Inexpensive government- or state tourism-run hotels and hostels, guest houses and youth hostels are scattered around town.
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