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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  • The oldest museum in Bhubaneswar it contains relics of the unique arts Odisha is famous for (paintings, handicrafts, sculptures, handloom products, paper mache etc) from ancient times apart from objec...  more »
  • You get to learn much about Odisha state in this museum. Odisha has always been in limelight in the history of India. Kalinga war, Ashoka's transformation, influence of Jainism and Buddhism culture in...  more »
  • It was a small museum of 1932 converted into a state museum of Odisha, had a long journey to reach the current state. It has many galleries which include Archaeology, epigraphy, numismatic, armory, mi...  more »
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  • Great collection! Well maintained. AC was being installed. Will be an absolute requirement in summer. Well located. Good parking space. Not very crowded.
  • Great collection and the exhibits were presented in a very systematic manner as per Indian History for a proper idea of various ages in Indian History.
  • If you visit Bbsr you must visit this place once. It has some great artifacts n it is well maintaiNed too.
  • An honour to visit this place, we can know better know our past & it's relevance today.
  • Best museum to see art and crafts. And you can learn about Odisha's culture , mines , crafts and many more things.

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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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