List of museums in India

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This is a list of notable museums in India by state and union territory:

Indian Museum, Kolkata, established in 1814, is the oldest and the largest[1] museum in Asia. It has a collection of 1,002,646 artifacts (as on 31 March 2004).[2]
National Museum, New Delhi, established in 1949, is one of the largest in the country with a collection 2,00,000 plus artifacts.[3]
Government Museum, Chennai complex by Willie Burke, c. 1905, established in 1851, is the second oldest museum in India.
Salarjung Museum in Hyderabad, established in 1951, is the largest collection of antiques of an individual in the world.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Price of Wales museum) in Mumbai, established in 1922.
National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, established in 1954, at the Jaipur House.
Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery in Vadodara, established in 1894.
Napier Museum in Thiruvananthapuram, established in 1855.
Patna Museum, Patna, established in 1917.
Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur, established in 1887.
Government Museum, Bangalore, established in 1865.
Cowasji Jehangir Hall, Mumbai, is a modern art museum established in 1996.
Odisha State Museum, established in 1932.
Virasat-e-Khalsa, established in 2011, showcases the history of sikhism.
Chennai Rail Museum, established in 2002.
Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, established in 1921.
Tripura State Museum, established in 1970 in the Ujjayanta palace, is the largest museum in Northeast India.

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Name City/Town State/Territory Year Established
Archaeological Museum, Amaravati Amaravati Andhra Pradesh
Bhagwan Mahavir Government Museum Kadapa Andhra Pradesh 1982
Victoria Jubilee Museum Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh 1887
INS Kursura (S20) Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
Telugu Saamskruthika Niketanam Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 2015
Visakha Museum Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 1991
Jawaharlal Nehru Museum Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh
Shankardev Kalakshetra Guwahati Assam 1998
Assam State Museum Guwahati Assam 1940
Mayong Central Museum and Emporium Mayong Assam
Bhartiya Nritya Kala Mandir Patna Bihar 1963
Bihar Museum Patna Bihar 2015
Jalan Museum Patna Bihar 1919
Patna Museum Patna Bihar 1917
Chandradhari Museum Darbhanga Bihar 1957
Government Museum and Art Gallery Chandigarh Chandigarh 1968
Goa Chitra Museum Benaulim Goa 2010
Big Foot Museum Loutolim Goa
Ashvek Vintage World Nuvem Goa 2004
Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery Old Goa Goa
Museum of Christian Art Old Goa Goa
Goa Science Centre Panaji Goa
Goa State Museum Panaji Goa 1977
Museum of Goa Pilerne Goa 2015
Naval Aviation Museum (India) Vasco da Gama Goa 1998
Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum Ahmedabad Gujarat 1984
Calico Museum of Textiles Ahmedabad Gujarat 1949
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya Ahmedabad Gujarat
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial Ahmedabad Gujarat 1980
Swaminarayan Museum Ahmedabad Gujarat 2011
Sanskar Kendra Ahmedabad Gujarat 1954
Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad Gujarat
Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery Vadodara Gujarat 1894
Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum Vadodara Gujarat
Kirti Mandir Porbandar Gujarat
Watson Museum Rajkot Gujarat 1888
Kaba Gandhi No Delo Rajkot Gujarat
Kutch Museum Bhuj Gujarat 1877
Aina Mahal Bhuj Gujarat
Prag Mahal Bhuj Gujarat
Saraswati Mandir Surat Gujarat
Science Centre, Surat Surat Gujarat
Shristhal Sangrahalay Siddhpur Gujarat 2017
Jahaj Kothi Zonal Museum Hisar Haryana
Rewari Railway Heritage Museum Rewari Haryana 2002
Dharohar Museum Kurukshetra Haryana
Heritage Transport Museum Taoru Haryana 2013
Rakhigarhi Indus Valley Civilisation Museum Rakhigarhi Haryana
Shivalik Fossil Park Sirmaur Himachal Pradesh
Library of Tibetan Works and Archives Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian and Kargil Trade Artefacts Kargil Jammu and Kashmir 2004
Dogra Art Museum Jammu Jammu and Kashmir 1954
SPS Museum Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir 1898
Ranchi Science Centre Ranchi Jharkhand
State Museum Hotwar Ranchi Jharkhand
Government Museum, Bangalore Bangalore Karnataka 1864
National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore Bangalore Karnataka 2009
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum Bangalore Karnataka 1962
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath Bangalore Karnataka 1960
HAL Aerospace Museum Bangalore Karnataka
Venkatappa Art Gallery Bangalore Karnataka
Aloyseum Mangalore Karnataka 1913
Srimanthi Bhai Memorial Government Museum Mangalore Karnataka 1960
Manjusha Museum Dharmasthala Karnataka 1989
Regional Museum of Natural History Mysuru Karnataka 1995
Railway Museum, Mysore Mysuru Karnataka
Folklore Museum Mysuru Karnataka
Archaeological Museum, Thrissur Thrissur Kerala
Mural Art Museum Thrissur Kerala
Vallathol Museum Thrissur Kerala
Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum Thrissur Kerala
Indo-Portuguese Museum Kochi Kerala 1910
Kerala Soil Museum Thiruvanthapuram Kerala
Arakkal Museum Ayikkara Kerala
Teak Museum Nilambur Kerala
8 Point Art Cafe Kollam Kerala
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Police Museum Kollam Kerala
Pazhassi Raja Archaeological Museum Kozhikode Kerala 1976
Krishnapuram Palace Kayamkulam Kerala
Indian Business Museum Kozhikode Kerala
Museum of Kerala History Kochi Kerala
Napier Museum Thiruvanthapuram Kerala 1855
Keralam - Museum of History and Heritage Thiruvanthapuram Kerala
Kerala Science and Technology Museum Thiruvanthapuram Kerala
Wayanad Heritage Museum Ambalavayal Kerala
Hill Palace Thrippunithura Kerala
Revi Karunakaran Memorial Museum, Alappuzha Kerala
Indore Museum Indore Madhya Pradesh 1929
Bharat Bhavan Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 1997
Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum Dhubela Madhya Pradesh
Gujari Mahal Archaeological Museum Gwalior Madhya Pradesh
Sanchi Archaeological Museum Sanchi Madhya Pradesh 1919
Vidisha Museum Vidisha Madhya Pradesh
Bhau Daji Lad Museum Mumbai Maharashtra 1872
National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra 1996
Mani Bhavan Mumbai Maharashtra
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Mumbai Maharashtra 1922
Nehru Science Centre Mumbai Maharashtra
Cowasji Jehangir Hall Mumbai Maharashtra 1996
INS Vikrant (R11) Mumbai Maharashtra 1943
Nagpur Central Museum Nagpur Maharashtra 1863
Ballard Bunder Gatehouse Mumbai Maharashtra 1920
Piramal Museum of Art Mumbai Maharashtra 2016
Joshi's Museum of Miniature Railway Pune Maharashtra
Mahatma Phule Museum Pune Maharashtra
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum Pune Maharashtra
Antarang – Sex Health Information Art Gallery Mumbai Maharashtra
Cavalry Tank Museum, Ahmednagar Ahmednagar Maharashtra
Indian Institute for Research in Numismatic Studies Nashik Maharashtra
Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum (Kaneri Math) Kolhapur Maharashtra
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum of Indian History Pune Maharashtra
Raman Science Centre Nagpur Maharashtra
Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Museum Kolhapur Maharashtra
Sarmaya Arts Foundation Mumbai Maharashtra 2015
Mizoram State Museum Aizawl Mizoram
National Museum Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi 1949
Sanskriti Kendra Museum Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
National Science Centre Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art National Capital Territory of Delhi Delhi 2010
Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
Indian Air Force Museum, Palam Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
Madame Tussauds Delhi Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
National Museum of Natural History Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
National Rail Museum Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi 1977
National Gallery of Modern Art Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi 1954
Teen Murti Bhavan Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi 1930
Gandhi Smriti Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
Nehru Memorial Museum & Library Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
Parliament Museum Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
National Gandhi Museum Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
Sulabh International Museum of Toilets Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
Shankar's International Dolls Museum Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
Red Fort Archaeological Museum Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi 2010
Odisha State Museum Bhubaneshwar Odisha 1932
Tribal Research Institute Museum Bhubaneshwar Odisha
Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhubaneswar Bhubaneshwar Odisha
Pondicherry Museum Puducherry Puducherry
Virasat-e-Khalsa Anandpur Sahib Punjab 2011
National Institute of Sports Patiala Punjab
Sanghol Museum Sanghol Punjab
Partition Museum Amritsar Punjab 2017
Sikh Ajaibghar Balongi Punjab
Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar Punjab
Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur Rajasthan
Albert Hall Museum Jaipur Rajasthan 1887
City Palace, Jaipur Jaipur Rajasthan
City Palace, Udaipur Udaipur Rajasthan
Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur Rajasthan
Jaisalmer War Museum Jaisalmer Rajasthan
Vintage and Classic Car Museum Udaipur Rajasthan 2000
Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History Sawai Madhopur Rajasthan 2007
Sardar Government Museum Jodhpur Rajasthan 1936
Namgyal Institute of Tibetology Gangtok Sikkim
Chennai Railway Museum Chennai Tamil Nadu 2002
Government Museum, Chennai Chennai Tamil Nadu 1851
Vivekanandar Illam Chennai Tamil Nadu
Gandhi Memorial Museum Madurai Tamil Nadu
Gass Forest Museum Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
Saraswathi Mahal Library Thanjavur Tamil Nadu
Government Museum Cuddalore Tamil Nadu
Government Museum, Karur Karur Tamil Nadu
Government Museum, Pudukkottai Pudukkottai Tamil Nadu
Government Museum, Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
Railway Heritage Centre Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
Mahakavi Bharathi Memorial Library Erode Tamil Nadu
Alampur Museum Alampur Telangana
Birla Science Museum Hyderabad Telangana
City Museum Hyderabad Telangana
Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art Hyderabad Telangana 1976
Nizam Museum Hyderabad Telangana 2000
Khazana Building Museum Hyderabad Telangana
Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad Telangana 1951
Telangana State Archaeology Museum Hyderabad Telangana 1930
Warangal Museum Warangal Telangana
Tripura State Museum Agartala Tripura 1970
Forest Research Institute Dehradun Uttarakhand 1829
State Museum, Lucknow Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 1863
Allahabad Museum Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 1931
Kanpur Sangrahalaya Kanpur Uttar Pradesh 1999
Government Museum, Mathura Mathura Uttar Pradesh 1874
Sarnath Museum Sarnath Uttar Pradesh 1910
Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal and Green Garden Noida Uttar Pradesh
Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences Aligarh Uttar Pradesh
Swaraj Bhavan (old Anand Bhavan) Allahabad Uttar Pradesh
Bengal Natural History Museum[4] Darjeeling West Bengal
Indian Museum Kolkata West Bengal 1814
Victoria Memorial Kolkata West Bengal 1921
Asutosh Museum of Indian Art Kolkata West Bengal
State Archaeological Gallery Kolkata West Bengal 1962
Sabarna Sangrahashala Kolkata West Bengal
Kolkata Museum of Modern Art Kolkata West Bengal
Gurusaday Museum Kolkata West Bengal 1961
Marble Palace Kolkata West Bengal
Metcalfe Hall Kolkata West Bengal
Nehru Children's Museum Kolkata West Bengal
Kolkata Town Hall Kolkata West Bengal
Fort William Kolkata West Bengal
Jorasanko Thakur Bari Kolkata West Bengal
Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata West Bengal
Kolkata Rail Museum Kolkata West Bengal
Smaranika Tram Museum Kolkata West Bengal
Currency Building Kolkata West Bengal
Postal Museum Kolkata West Bengal
Raja Rammohun Roy Memorial Museum Kolkata West Bengal
Kolkata Police Museum Kolkata West Bengal
Mother's Wax Museum Kolkata West Bengal
Asutosh Museum of Indian Art Kolkata West Bengal
Presidency University Museum Kolkata West Bengal
Ahuja Museum of Arts Kolkata West Bengal
Command Museum Kolkata West Bengal
Maritime Gallery Kolkata West Bengal
Museum of Bengal Arts Kolkata West Bengal
Fanattic Sports Museum Kolkata West Bengal
Ahuja Museum of Arts Kolkata West Bengal
The RBI Museum Kolkata West Bengal
Durga Exhibition Museum Kolkata West Bengal
Dymantion Hall Kolkata West Bengal
Malda Museum Malda West Bengal
Rabindra Museum Mungpoo West Bengal
Hazarduari Palace Museum Murshidabad West Bengal
Pragati Aerospace Museum Ozar Maharashtra 2001

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Indian Museum
  2. ^ Comptroller & Auditor General of India report No. 4 of 2005 (Civil) of Chapter III: Ministry of Culture, p: 31
  3. ^ "Delhi- 100 years as the Capital". The Hindu. 1 February 2011. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Bengal Natural History Museum, Darjeeling". www.darjeeling-tourism.com. Retrieved 24 July 2021.