Allahabad Museum

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Allahabad Museum
Allahabad Museum Jan 2014 AJ.jpg
Allahabad Museum
Established 1931
Location Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Allahabad
Website theallahabadmuseum.com

The Allahabad Museum is a museum in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.[1] Established in 1931,[2] it is known for its rich collection and unique objects of art, and is funded by Ministry of Culture.

Collection[edit]

Ancient sculpture from Mathura, Bhumra, Jamsot, Terracottas of Kausambi; Rajasthani Miniatures; Paintings of Nicholas Roerich and those of the Bengal School of Art, autobiography of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru; manuscripts of well-known Hindi authors, .32 bore Colt pistol of Chandra Shekhar Azad and the 'Gandhi Smrithi Vahan' are some unique items among the collection in the museum.

Location[edit]

The museum is situated on Kamla Nehru Road, within the historic Alfred Park, where freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad sacrificed his life.

Overview[edit]

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, and offers free guide service, free entrance for conferences and educational programmes and provision of publication, plaster-cast replicas and photographs on cheap rates and facilities of an air-conditioned library for scholars and students.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spread awareness on rich cultural heritage: Governor". The Times of India. May 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Allahabad Museum to celebrate Foundation Day". The Times of India. Mar 5, 2010. 

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