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Odisha State Museum, Bhubaneswar

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4.3/5 based on 60 reviews on the web
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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  • It is a state owned museum, located at BJB Nagar, Lewis road.If you are planing to visit this museum, make sure you have at least an hour so that you could to finish sightseeing museum.It has huge col...  read more »
  • Its not with everyone that museums interest the irresistible insight looking out for activity and action outside. But for those settled ones who are deeply seeking to understand the heritage and histo...  read more »
  • This is very near to Bhubaneswar Railway and Bus station. It is very big with numerous sections like Archeology,Numismatics, Tribal etc. The collection for sculpture is also very good. A small fee is ...  read more »
  • One can see different types of real ancient war weapons ,monument statues, archeological discovery of Odisha, Different civilization tools instrument, sushurt describing human body details in stone form, tantra statue, mantra stone symbol, million worth palm scripts etc. Incredible museum that show real Odisha timeline from ancient to modern under one roof.
  • It has a very good collection of artifacts, scripts, murals etc and you get to know a lot about the rich history and culture of Odisha. Overall a very enriching experience. The only downside - no drinking water available inside the building.
  • I loved it I am from odisha and when I am coming odisha I always go there
  • The location is easily accessible via public transportation and is close to both airport and railway station. The museum has numerous number of items related to various topics ranging from the History of Kalinga, it's geography etc. Don't mistake it as a place for children to learn, you will also learn a thing or two! Must visit
  • Good place to see the history of odisha. Good staff.
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