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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  • August 18, 2017
    This is the biggest and oldest museum of India. This museum has everything you want to see. This place will amaze you totally.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    The kind of museum enthusiasts want to visit. Different sections with numerous artifacts to appease different kind of people. The mummy is rarity for Indians, so are the fossils.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    This place holds a huge nostalgia for me, when almost every vacation we used to visit this as kid. Visited it last time when I visited Kolkata and was equally nostalgic about the enormous spread and p...  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    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.
  • June 1, 2017
    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 :)
  • July 12, 2017
    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
  • July 10, 2017
    Amazing preserved art and history.. Very well maintained.. A Huge Museum with many things to look for... Idle place for Learners..Interesting indeed.. 😍

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