Government Museum Mathura, Mathura

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Government Museum, Mathura commonly referred as Mathura museum is an archaeological museum in Mathura city of Uttar Pradesh state in India. The museum was founded by then collector of the Mathura district, Sir F. S. Growse in 1874. Initially it was known as Curzon Museum of Archaeology, then Archaeology Museum, Mathura, and finally changed to the Government Museum, Mathura.OverviewThe museum houses artifacts pottery, sculptures, paintings, and coins primarily from in and around Mathura, plus discoveries made by noted colonial archaeologists like Alexander Cunningham, F. S. Growse, and Fuhrer. The museum is famous for ancient sculptures of the Mathura school dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD., during Kushan Empire and Gupta Empire. today it is one of the leading museums of Uttar Pradesh.The Government of India issued a postage stamp on October 9, 1974 on the centenary of the museum.Notable collectionFurther readingSharma, R. C. 1976. Mathura Museum and Art. 2nd revised and enlarged edition. Government Museum, Mathura.Growse, F. S. 1882. Mathura A District Memoir.Kumar, Jitendera. Masterpieces Of Mathura Museum. Sundeep Prakashan..
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  • Visit this museum in mathura only if you are interested in history. There are various sculptures in this museum, some are 2000 years old.  more »
  • This is the place for who love history. The museum have wide collection statues - specially lord buddha and others,stoop, old coins, utensil and many more things.  more »
  • This museum has artifacts from mathura,taxila as well as gandharwa sites. Apart from Buddha,you would find sun god, bodhisattvas and other in this place.  more »
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  • nice place to visit. inside looks are totally different then what the museum appears to be from outside. -one of the oldest museum. -ash pots of MK Gandhi is also kept here.
  • It's the one and only museum in the holy land of Mathura. You'll find many many statues- most of them are from Buddha times. 2 unexpected things i saw there are funerary urns of Mahatma Gandhi and JN Nehru. Also the ticket price is too nominal- only ₹5.
  • Nice place but monotonous things in the museum. After 5 minutes there are chances that any one can get bor. But if u are history lover its a good place to spent some time. The ashes of Pt. Nehru is the USP of place for me.
  • A simpls place. Not many things to see just old sculptures and some bronze articles. A place to look for the tourist. One time visit recommended.
  • A great place for people who would like to view historic craftsmanship. It helps relate history to our religious beliefs and practices.
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