Government Museum Mathura, Mathura

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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  • 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 »
  • Government museum Mathura is one of the major attractions of UP. There is a huge collection of sculpture of the Mathura school. Also known as the Mathura museum,the place is extensively used for resea...  more »
  • World known Buddhist Museum have big Budda statue, stoop, old coins, utensil and many more things.
  • Best place for tourism and very clean and green place. Every want to visit here. My experience was very good at meusem.
  • Neat museum in a heritage structure. Has good collection of sculptures. No drinking water facility. Get very very bad experience with the Auto drivers in Mathura, v arrogant, irritating, arguing. There is no meter, they agree to some amount for the destination and lateron they fight for more amount
  • 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.[
  • Objects are very nice, but museum staff is very rude. UP tourism is in a bad state.

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