These 6 museums of India are old, one has 5000 years old coins, school children will like it

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale  - Senior Editor
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Museums play an important role in preserving the cultural heritage of any country. Through these the new generation gets information about our culture, tradition and history. By going here we can know the history from ancient times to modern times. You will get to see many museums in different states of India.
Although you must have seen many museums in the country, but today we are telling you about some such museums of India, where you will get to learn a lot. So let us know about the best museums of India. (All images below courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

Indian Museum, Kolkata

The Indian Museum in Kolkata is the largest and oldest museum in India. This museum has a unique collection of paintings, sculptures and rare artefacts. The Egyptian mummy and Ashoka Pillar kept here are its prized possessions. Apart from its immense architecture and collection, this museum is a great place to visit for history lovers.

National Museum, New Delhi

The National Museum located in New Delhi is one of the most beautiful and largest museums in India. This museum preserves 5000 years of art and history. By coming here you will get to know about ancient sculptures, coins, paintings and clothes of the medieval period. The museum has a gallery that depicts the Indus Valley Civilization. Let us tell you that this is one of the oldest urban civilizations in the world.

Mumbai Museum

Mumbai Museum

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Museum in Mumbai is also a museum worth visiting. It was earlier known as Prince of Wales. This is the best place for art lovers. It includes ancient Indian sculptures, miniature paintings and decorative objects from different cultures. The building itself is a beautiful blend of Indo-Saracenic and Western architectural styles. This adds to the overall attraction of the museum.

Government Museum, Chennai

Government Museum, Chennai

If we talk about other big museums of India, then the Government Museum of Chennai is very good. The history, culture of Tamil Nadu and sculptures of Amaravati can be seen in this museum. Here you will also find an important collection of artefacts including bronze sculptures, ancient coins and traditional costumes. The main attraction of the museum is the Amravati Gallery. Where you can see the amazing sculptures of the ancient Amaravati Stupa.

Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad

Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad

Do you know that Salarjung Museum located in Hyderabad is the result of one man's passion for art and collecting. That person was Salar Jung 3. This museum is so big that it will take you 3 to 4 hours to see it. It houses an excellent collection of beautiful artefacts from around the world including rare manuscripts, sculptures, textiles and beautiful furniture. The main attraction of the museum is the Weil Rebecca. Rebecca is a marble statue, seeing which the craftsmanship of an artist can be estimated.

Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur

Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur

If you haven't seen the Albert Hall Museum yet, you should see it. Albert Hall Museum is one of the popular tourist places in Jaipur. It is known for its architecture and beautiful collections. Paintings, sculptures, carpets and artefacts can be seen in this museum built in Indo-Saracenic style. Egyptian mummies and Persian carpets mesmerize the tourists coming here.


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