FAMOUS MUSEUMS IN INDIA


Famous Museum in India

For a culturally rich country like India, which also boasts one of the most
diverse heritages in the world, it is only imperative that steps have been and
should be taken to preserve the past to set an example for the future.
Fortunately, for the current and future generations, there are more than just a
a handful of museums that curate the best specimens from history to represent our
rich heritage.
National Museum, Delhi
Established in 1949, the National Museum of India in New Delhi is home to an
impressive collection of displays and exhibits. The displays chronicle the history of
India right from the days of the Mohenjodaro and Harappan civilizations to
modern times. On display are relics dating back to the Vedic civilization, the
personal effects of Gautama Buddha, arms and weapons used by Indian kings
over the centuries (including an elephant’s armour), artwork, woodcarvings,
textiles, musical instruments, and sculptures. A tour of the museum promises to
be a fantastic experience. This is also one of the most visited museums in the
country.
Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
The Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad is probably one of the best-known in the
country. The museum was established in 1951 at the palace of Nawab Mir Yousuf
Khan, popularly known as Salar Jung III. The museum houses a collection of over
1.1 million artefacts and art pieces – all personally collected by Salar Jung III
himself. One of the best collections here is the Clock Room – a gallery of clocks
and timekeeping devices from across the world from historical times. The Quran
The collection here is also impressive. Do not miss out on the antiques from the
Mughal period. Aurangzeb’s daggers, Tipu Sultan’s wardrobe, Mughal sculptures
and artwork, and the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma are part of the astounding
collection of Salar Jung.
GOVERNMENT MUSEUM, CHENNAI

The Government Museum or Madras Museum is a museum of human history and
culture located in the Government Museum Complex in the neighbourhood
of Egmore in Chennai, India. Started in 1851, it is the second oldest museum
in India after the Indian Museum in Kolkata and is the tenth oldest Museum in the
World. It is particularly rich in archaeological and numismatic collections. It has
the largest collection of Roman antiquities outside Europe. Among them, the
colossal Museum Theatre is one of the most impressive. The National Art
The gallery is also present in the museum premises. Built-in Indo-Saracenic style, it
houses rare European and Asian painting of renowned artists, including that
of Raja Ravi Varma. It is the third-largest museum in the world and with millions
of visitors every year. It has the richest collections of bronze idols, 500 of them
dating to 1000 BC in Asia.

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