Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Pay a visit to the oldest institution of its kind in the country at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), home to an array of artifacts, exhibits, and displays featuring artwork, fossils, and more. One of the nation's premier museums, the facility occupies a grandiose Victorian-era building, first opened in 1875. Wander the extensive collection of more than 100,000 items to see sizable areas dedicated to local ethnology, covering cultural developments from the Mughal era all the way back to prehistoric times. Marvel at intricate Indian paintings, pottery, and textiles, gawk at oddities like skeletons and preserved animals, and don't miss the museums Indian coin collection--the largest on the planet. Work out when and for how long to visit Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) and other Kolkata (Calcutta) attractions using our handy Kolkata (Calcutta) tourist route planner.
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  • The Indian Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India and a must visit place in Kolkata. Rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings can...  more »
  • This is a very good place for one day tour with family.Here we able to see many exciting things historical type.  more »
  • It's a place to visit for all tourist for Kolkata. Indian Museum opens from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Sunday closed. You will find old artifacts. Coin collection, Old textiles made of gold threads and silver t...  more »
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  • Being a history lover, I keep visiting the Museums. This is one of the best maintained museums in India. This is located near to India Gate and nearest Metro is Central Secretariat. One can reach here auto and buses. (please check the transport details). Tickets price is not high and that includes the still photography too. Though, they do not allow tripods. One can get assistance by digital guide or with limited options, volunteers too. There is sales counter on ground floor for replicas and printed materials. These are good choice for souvenir or artifact collections. Price is reasonable. The museum is spread in three floors and are arranged in a systematic way. Sculptors, paintings, artifacts from all ages can be seen in their respective galleries. I would recommend to carry a gallery map (can be collected at entrance hall) that will help to visit the desired gallery. There is a library adjacent to the entrance hall. I hope researches and scholars can find a great help with materials. I do not have much details on accessing/using the library. If you are a history lover and want to know more about the past of India-prehistoric, historic or culture, must visit this place once.
  • Wonderful wonderful place. One of the best museum in world. Very large numbers of articles. Difficult to cover in one day. It has attraction for all ages. Very rare Mummy is there.
  • Amazing place. It will take whole day. But truly a fantastic place for everyone of age 8 to 80. Few benches are available for resting. So, sometimes one will be too tired to walk. Visit once & take your children too. They will enjoy it :)
  • Its really a nice museum. But I could see some lack of maintenance as many statues were unmarked. Otherwise it is very good and has a huge collection of artifacts and historical items. Good place to visit
  • Amazing preserved art and history.. Very well maintained.. A Huge Museum with many things to look for... Idle place for Learners..Interesting indeed.. 😍