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Patna Museum, Patna

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Patna Museum is the state museum of the Indian state of Bihar. Built in 1917 during the British Times to house the historical artefacts found in the vicinity of Patna, it is in the style of Mughal and Rajput architecture and is known locally as the Jadu Ghar.HistoryThe Museum was constructed by the British to conserve and display the historical artifacts found in the vicinity of the state capital. The concept of having a museum arose in 1912, after Bihar and Bengal were separated. Patna Museum started functioning in 1915 from the commissioner's bungalow, on the campus of A N Sinha Institute.The artifacts were then shifted to a new rooms of Patna High Court building before being taken to the present building in 1929. the land of present building was selected on Patna-Gaya road (now Budh Marg) in 1925. The two storeyed building, designed by Rai Bahadur Bishnu Swarup, was completed in 1928. It was opened as the first museum of Bihar and Orissa Province by then Governor of Bihar and Orissa Sir Hugh Lansdown Stephenson.CollectionsItems on display in the multipurpose museum include archaeological objects, coins, art objects, paintings, instruments, textiles, paintings, thankas, bronze images and sculptures and terra cotta images by Hindu and Buddhist artists. It has a rare collection of British-period paintings depicting day-to-day life, as well as a fine collection related to the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. It also houses a First World War cannon.
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  • This place is full of artefacts, paintings, statues, manuscripts, and this list can go on. If you want to have a taste of history and culture this is a must visit place.  more »
  • Another name and famous on the name of Jadu Ghar(Magical House) but actually not like that. A place to see ancient stuff. Entry fee is applicable.  more »
  • location peak, no problems in getting public transport nearby. entry ticket very low ( when i visited few months ago it was Rs 10) lots of collection however a new museum has been opened for public so...  more »
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  • Awesome place to visit & know about our indian culture & tradition through this we refresh ourselves & enhance our knowledge. Finest place of Patna to enjoy with families & friends.. Miniatures of different animals & birds & a lots of amazing statues & attrative paintings are present here.
  • Situated in the heart of city. A very precious heritage in patna. Must visiting..
  • You can see many archeological, historical and much more thins. Great place to visit with children and family
  • This museum depicts the grand history of bihar as well as india. It has a large collection of ancient monuments, idols, paintings etc. A treAsure of the country. Never miss.
  • Underrated museum because the art and culture stored here is not being appreciated. It has mostly become a place for school trips but it offers more than that.