Mizoram State Museum

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Mizoram State Museum

The Mizoram State Museum is in Aizawl, Mizoram, India. It is an ethnographic museum with multipurpose collections on display. There are five galleries: Textile Gallery, Ethnology, History, Anthropology, Natural History, and Archeology Terrace. The collection occupies four floors.

The museum was established in April 1977[1] by the Tribal Research Institute under Education Department. In 1989 it came under Art and Culture department, up till now. The museum was earlier housed in a rented building but on 14 July 1990 it was moved to a new building, at Mc Donald Hill. The museum galleries have undergone a lot of renovation under the care of Indian Museum, Kolkata. Financial assistance was also received from Victoria Memorial, Kolkata.[2]


Model of Mizo house
Mizo traditional costumes (left: male; right: female)
Young men are studying near their bachelor dormitory
Mizo folk musical instruments
A knife (called dao) specially made for chopping off heads of killed enemies


  1. ^ "Art & Culture Department, Government of Mizoram". Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ "General information about the Mizoram State Museum, Aizawl" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.

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Coordinates: 23°44′17″N 92°42′56″E / 23.7381°N 92.7156°E / 23.7381; 92.7156