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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) by using our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip maker site.
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  • I am a staunch believer in Buddhist philosophy. Quite recently I attended the exhibition titled - Indian Buddhist Art, organized by The Indian Museum in Kolkata. The exhibition illustrated the... 
    I am a staunch believer in Buddhist philosophy. Quite recently I attended the exhibition titled - Indian Buddhist Art, organized by The Indian Museum in Kolkata. The exhibition illustrated the...  more »
  • We all have heard about the beautiful city of India, Kolkata. It is a place of cultures. This is the palace where the oldest and biggest Indian museum is located. I always wanted to visit this... 
    We all have heard about the beautiful city of India, Kolkata. It is a place of cultures. This is the palace where the oldest and biggest Indian museum is located. I always wanted to visit this...  more »
  • Even after being born and brought up in Kolkata, my visit to Indian Museum was long overdue. Therefore, today I used the Google Arts and Culture app to explore the integral part of heritage of "The... 
    Even after being born and brought up in Kolkata, my visit to Indian Museum was long overdue. Therefore, today I used the Google Arts and Culture app to explore the integral part of heritage of "The...  more »
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  • Oldest and largest museum of India. So, obviously it's marvelous. Countless items to watch. Some are very very very precious. Maintenance is not that good though. Ticket price of an adult is 50 rupees. You have to pay extra charges for photography. 10 minutes walking distance from the Esplanade metro station. If you have great interests in History, Geography and science you should definitely visit this place.
  • Awesome architecture. Indian museum, i think the name is enough to describe it. If anyone is planning to visit there, you should keep all day in your hand. The museum and the adjacent place is clean and well maintained. All credits go to the museum authority. The toilet is not that clean. The canteen food is quite expensive and there is always a long queue outside the canteen. I don't know if the outside food is allowed there. But Indian Museum is great and it is highly recommended.
  • A place full of historical evidences & knowledge... A must go watch for history lovers.. I am quite amazed at the skeletons of dinosaurs preserved for centuries 👌👌 It's of 2 floors & the 2nd floor is full of quite interesting things... It will take at least 3 hrs to watch the whole museum at a glance & if you are a history lover then it might took a day... There's also a well maintained cleanly washroom at the 1st floor (ground floor). Hope this will help u...
  • A great place to go with both kids and adults to get lost in the world of history. This is four storied building and has many rooms with ancient collections. On an average it might take around three to four hours to completely check the entire collection. There are many resting places and benches for all. In case you are planning to click pictures then you have to pay some charges while collecting the ticket.
  • Very nice. Many things for old memories. Indian Museum, in Calcutta, oldest museum in India and one of the most comprehensive in the Orient; its collections depict the cultural history of India from prehistoric to Muslim times. The present building, opened in 1875, comprises sections devoted to geology, zoology, industry, archaeology, art, and ethnology. The coin room contains the largest collection of Indian coins in the world. The art section is noted for its textiles, carpets, lacquer-work, glass and pottery. The gallery displays examples of Persian and Indian paintings, and the geological section is the largest in Asia and one of the most important in the world. There is a large collection of statues and bronzes from various Asian civilizations, including life-size models of people and animals of the regions of India.

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