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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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  • It is a place to see older generation.You can many items of British.Many old statue.20/- for indians & 500/- for foreigners.  more »
  • The monumental building houses many archaeological finds from all over India, particularly sculptures chandela and Gandhara and the wonderful balustrade of Bharhut, don't miss
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  • I was kindly greeted at the entrance desk, and I was struck by the difference in price for Indians and foreigners (but that's understandable). This beautiful old neo-classical building contains a collection of exceptional quality. Not to be missed! In addition to the essential sculptural and pictorial masterpieces, I was particularly seduced by geology rooms, which have a charm that is hard to find elsewhere. I particularly appreciate the fact that it is not prohibited to photograph. I was also struck by the fact that the Indians have retained a statue of Queen Victoria, despite the criminal abuses they have suffered on the part of the English colonalistes.
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  • Very bad maintains, there are dusts over the sculptures and no ac at all. Many spitting spots over the stairs. Omg! U can't imagine that India's largest and oldest library has spitting spots in it's stairs. Really bad maintains. But the collections are really good. Many rare items are there. You can see old gold coins, Egyptian mommy and many more. Take a visit obviously. The visiting is only Rs. 20/- for Indians and 500/- for foreigners.
  • The Indian Museum is no longer the place it was about 10 years ago. 10 minutes into mine adventure, I was pretty sure to leave. The atmosphere inside was nauseating due to the lack of air conditioners and also with the absence of air vents. There's nothing much to see in here and all to the stuff thats here is seriously not worth your time. To be honest, Indian Museum isn't a place I would recommend you to visit, the Park Street as well New Market area is more interesting than this place.
  • The Indian Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata, India, in 1814. Wikipedia Address: 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Colootola, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal ,700016.
  • Personally, I really like this place. A lots of things are there like mummy, fossils, different types of rocks ( for those who love geology), different types of handcrafts and a lot more. This is really a good place for spending a lot of time, specially at weekends.
  • one of the oldest museum in asia. tremendous collection. bt staffs should be more helpful. must visit for kolkata tour.