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Odisha State Museum, Bhubaneswar
(4.2/5 based on 80+ 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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  • Best, Fantastic Museum maintained by Odissa State which cannot be found anywhere in India. Every department is taken care, Natural history, epigraphy, anthropology, archaeology, Numismatics, coins, Ge...  more »
  • You learn about Culture and History of Odisha while you visit this Museum. The museum is well maintained but currently undergoing modificatioons. Understand Elevators are being provided which would be...  more »
  • The state of Odisha has a special place in the history of India. The state has been witness to religious revolution brought up by Jainism and Buddhism. It's the place where Emperor Ashoka gave up his ...  more »
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  • Decent size museum with different sections. Well maintained and organized except for few exhibits. Wish they have some people who would keep an eye on miscreants and also help people in understanding more about the artifacts in the museum.
  • It is a Govt. of Odisha initiative to exhibit old saves from all ages of Odisha formation and also has some scientific exhibits. Children and even people of all age can experience a great museum feel, when they visit this museum situated just nearby Kalpana Chouk of Bhubaneswar. It has very nominal entry fee. Seeing the collection of this state Museum nobody will mind to pay fee, rather it will be felt some more fees should have been charged.
  • 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 archaeological collection is superb. Cleanliness 5/5. Animal and art section are a pleasure to look at. Overall a very nice experience.
  • Great Experience… Nice collection…. Good administration ….. Nicely preserved ….. True evidence of history ………