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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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  • Patna is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of Bihar. The must-visit attractions around Patna include Patna Museum, Sanjay Gandhi Botanical Gardens and the Patna Planetarium. The Patna Museum is the ...  read more »
  • As patna is a historic place same us the patna museum. In the heart of city., Easily accessed through railway station. Good environment. Not so rush. You can found many old monuments and equipment her...  read more »
  • Patna Museum is located on Vidyapati Marg. It is a decent place to visit. Not many exclusive exhibits but a good place to visit nonetheless. 
  • Visited this museum in 2006. This museum houses caskate of Buddha relics. To see them requires additional fee. The keys are kept in nearby police station. These are shown in the presence of Police person only. One can also offer prayers, the place has seating arrangement to facilitate prayers.
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  • very good collection of antiquities. very well maintained.
  • Nice historic building to visit....
  • For history lovers best place.
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