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Museums in India

Museum is the place or building where objects of historical, artistic, or scientific interest are preserved, exhibited or kept for study. Likewise, it is the place where you can get opportunity to see thousands of years old objects and various other artistic and unique things. So, if you are planning to make tour of India then do not forget to make list of Museums in India. In the museums of India, you can have the real knowledge of Indian history.

There are dozens of museums in India and most of them are categorized on the basis of the objects kept in. However, some of the top visited and popular museums of India are:

National Museum of Delhi: Located on Janpath, New Delhi, National Museum is the largest museum of India. Varieties of historic and artistic articles are kept into this museum. You can see here the objects of pre-historic era to modern artistic objects. It is said that the huge building of National Museum is store house of the artefacts starting from the Indus Valley Civilization to Modern era including Mughal era.

The Prince of Wales Museum of Mumbai: Store house of various historic and other artefacts, Prince of Wales Museum is one of the most popular museums of India. However, its name has been renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Majaraj Vastu Sangrahalaya. The museum is perfect store house of invaluable collections of antique objects, rare coins, sculptures, old firearms and many more.

Indian Museum Calcutta: Located in Kolkata, former capital city of India, Indian Museum is the 9th oldest regular museum of the world. So, along with the historic collection, the huge building is itself pretty old and antique.

Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad: located on the southern bank of the River Musi, it is one of the most popular museums of South India that stores various wonderful collections including valuable articles like Marble Sculptures, Ivory and many more. Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad is world-wide famous because it is largest one-man collections of the World.

The Calico Museum of Textiles of Ahmedabad: Located at Ahmedabad city of Gujarat, the Calico Museum of Textiles is one of the most unique textile museums of the world. The Calico Museum itself adorned in a wooden-carved Haveli that fascinates more the tourists.

Hawa Mahal Museum of Jaipur: Built of Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799, Hawa Mahal is one of the most unique structures of India that resembles like a honeycomb. It is more popularly known as ‘Palace of Winds’ because it has hundreds of small windows. By virtue of being a Royal Palace, it has also various collections of Manuscripts, Coins along with Armoury Gallery. It is must visit Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

The National Gandhi Museum: Located at New Delhi, the National Gandhi Museum is very special for Indians because it stores the several memories and personal belongingness of Rashtrapita (National Father) Mahatma Gandhi.

Allahabad Museum: Located at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad Museum is the store house of sculpture, Jamsot, Bhumra, Terracottas, 32 bore Colt pistol of Chandra Shekhar Azad along with Rajasthani Miniatures and paintings of Nicholas Roerich. You can also get autobiography of first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and many manuscripts of well known Hindi authors.

Other Popular Museums of India are:

• Indian Air Force Museum, Palam, Delhi

• Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum, New Delhi

• National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi

• National Rail Museum, New Delhi

• National Science Centre, Delhi

• Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi

• Shankar's International Dolls Museum, Delhi

• National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi

• National Museum, New Delhi

• National Museum of Natural History, New Delhi

• Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, Maharashtra

• Cowasji Jehangir Hall, Mumbai, Maharashtra

• Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra

• Joshi's Museum of Miniature Railway, Pune, Maharashtra

• Government Museum, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

• Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, West Bengal

• Science City, Kolkata, West Bengal

• Netaji Bhawan, Kolkata, West Bengal

• Nehru Museum of Science and Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal