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. ISBN 81-7574-118-X.
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  • 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 »
  • Excellent museum at the city of mathura, excellent collection of artifacts and that showcase the history of ancient india. One good place to visit if you are going to mathura.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Very good place for those who love historical things.. Wonderful artifacts..

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Accommodations in the sacred town of Mathura range from four-star hotels to affordable, basic guesthouses lining the gnats, where devotees come to take a dip in the holy river water. The largest cluster of lodgings can be found near the main train station, while a number of establishments line the town streets, including mid-range two- and three-star hotel options.
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