Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), Kolkata (Calcutta)

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. Put Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip maker site .
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  • The Indian Museum is the most famous and prominent amongst the museums of India.Located near the Park Street Metro station this colonial era building boasts of many artefacts starting as early as the ...  more »
  • Indian Museum with its variety in collection of fossils and stupas make it a place worth visiting when you are in Kolkata. I have probably been to this place 5-6 times already , but each time I step i...  more »
  • It is one of the best attraction for visitors of Kokata. It has a lot of collection. Especially the collection of Bharhut , and other many related to Buddhist period. It has one Egyptian Mummy in coll...  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.. 😍

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