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Visit Indian Museum

One of the most popular tourist attractions of Kolkata, the Indian Museum is located at 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Park Street area. Founded in the year 1814, at the present building of the Asiatic Society, this museum is the oldest and the largest museum in India as well as the Asia-Pacific region of the world. It comprises six gallery sections namely Archaeology Section, Art Section, Anthropology Section, Geological Section, Zoological Section and Botany Section.

One of the most popular tourist attractions of Kolkata, the Indian Museum is located at 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Park Street area. Founded in the year 1814, at the present building of the Asiatic Society, this museum is the oldest and the largest museum in India as well as the Asia-Pacific region of the world. It comprises six gallery sections namely Archaeology Section, Art Section, Anthropology Section, Geological Section, Zoological Section and Botany Section. A museum shop that sells children’s books, Art Albums, photographs and Picture Postcards and a library that houses a vast collection of some 50,000 books and journals are also situated inside the museum.

Before planning a visit to this interesting museum, please keep in mind the following important informations:

  • Opening Times: March to November (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), December to February (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • The museum remains closed on every Monday, Republic Day, Independence Day, Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday, Holi, Dussehra, Diwali and Id-ul-fitr.
  • Guide service is available for visitors.
  • Tickets: For Indian Adults - Rs. 10, For Foreigners - Rs. 150
  • Popular place of interest like Eden Gardens, Victoria Memorial Hall, Birla Planetarium, Park Street and Esplanade are located close to the museum.
  • Nearest Metro Station is Park Street (350 m).

Timing

All days of the week except Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

Wanderers, History Buffs, Photo Fanatics, Experience Seekers

TIME SPENT

1 to 2 hours

ENTRY FEE

Rs 10 per person for Indians Rs 150 per person for Foreigners

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    City
  • Altitude

    9 m
  • STD Code

    033
  • Best Season

    Oct - Mar
  • State/Code

    Kolkata/700xxx (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Bengali, Hindi, English