Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

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Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) or National Museum of Humankind or Museum of Man is an anthropology museum located in Bhopal, India, to present an integrated story of the evolution of man and culture with special reference to India. It spreads over an area of about 200 acres on the Shyamla Hills in the city.[1][2] This museum depicts the story of mankind in time and space. Located on Bhopal's upper lake, 'Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya' can be accessed either from Lake View Road or from another road near Demonstration School. IGRMS has a few permanent exhibitions, broadly categorized as a) Open-exhibitions, b) Indoor galleries (Veethi-Sankul and Bhopal Gallery) and c) Periodical/ Temporary exhibitions. It also has other exhibitions categorized as 1. Online exhibitions, 2. Travelling exhibitions, 3. Special exhibitions and 4. Ongoing exhibitions.

Clusters of the following open-air exhibitions partially developed and opened for the public: Tribal Habitat. Coastal Village, Desert Village, Himalayan Village, Mythological Trail, Traditional Technology park.

Simadri Ota is the current director-in-charge of this beautiful place.

The museum also has a regional centre for the South India region at Mysore in Karnataka.[3]


  1. ^ IGRMS website
  2. ^ "International Museum Day to be celebrated on May 18". The Times of India. Apr 27, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Seminar on tribal and analogous culture". The Hindu. Aug 2, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 

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