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Museums in Paschim Banga (West Bengal), India

Located in the eastern part of India, West Bengal, now renamed Poschim Bongo is a state of India most well known for its rich culture, heritage and traditions. Festivals in this region are celebrated with great fervour.

Let's take a look at some well known Museums in Poschim Bongo (West Bengal) -

1. Crafts Museum, Kolkata

As the name suggests, Crafts Museum in Kolkata is dedicated to preserving and displaying arts and crafts from rural India. On display here are a variety of textiles and metal objects etc from different regions such as Assam, Tripura and Paschim Banga, etc.

Crafts Museum,
9-12, Old Courthouse Street, Kolkata

2. Nehru Children's Museum, Kolkata

The Nehru Children's Museum was established in 1972 by the National Cultural Association as a mark of respect to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Here you will find 4 main sections - Toys, Dolls, Ramayan and Mahabharat section.

Nehru Childrens Museum,
94/1 J.L. Nehru, Kolkata - 700020

3. Victoria Memorial Museum, Kolkata


The Victoria Memorial is one of the most well known and frequently visited landmarks in Kolkata. Built in 1921, the Victoria Memorial was later converted into a Museum. Today, at the Victoria Memorial Museum you will find several paintings, coins, manuscripts and sculptures. In addition, there are several items which serve as reminders of the British colonial period.

Victoria Memorial Museum,
Cathedral Road, Kolkata

4. Indian Museum, Kolkata

The Indian Museum is home to several cutlural artifacts as well as items of huge importance such as fossils, meteorites etc. The different sections in this museum include Rare Exhibits, Art collections, Special exibits, etc.

Indian Museum,
J.L. Nehru Road, Kolkata - 700016

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5. Birla Academy of Art And Culture Museum, Kolkata

The Museum at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, in Kolkata has 3 main sections - Traditional, International, and Contemporary. The traditional section includes Paintings and Sculptures, the International section includes Paintings and the Contemporary section includes Painting, Sculpture, Graphic and Drawing.

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6. Rabindra Bharati Museum, Kolkata

Rabindra Bharati Museum is the ancestral home of Nobel Prize winner, writer and poet Rabindranath Tagore, the pride of Bengal. His home was converted into a museum and till date, houses some of the most treasured items such as journals, paintings, utensils, furniture, sculptures, and photographs, etc.

Rabindra Bharati Museum,
6/4 D.N. Tagore Lane, Kolkata - 700007

7. Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art, Kolkata

The Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art was established in 1937 with an objective of preserving art work from India, especially Bengal. The museum was recognised as the first public museum established in a University of India. The museum is home to a variety of sculptures based on different styles.

Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art,
Centenary Building, Kolkata University,
College Street, Kolkata - 700073

8. Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata

The Birla Industrial & Technological Museum in Kolkata is focussed at preserving historical objects, as well as showing the growth of science and technology.

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata,
19 A, Gurusaday Road, Kolkata - 700019

In addition to the museums mentioned above, there are several other museums and galleries in West Bengal including Asiatic Society Museum, Kolkata Panorama At Town Hall, etc.

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Note: This listing is meant for informational purposes only. Please confirm the days and dates on which the museums are closed before visiting them. Prior permission may be required to visit some of these museums. The links to these sites may change without prior notice and we are not responsible for any errors in links.






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