Indian Museum, Kolkata

Indian Museum | One of the best places to visit in Kolkata

LocationPark Street, Kolkata (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsTimings:- Fort William is open from 10 am to 6:00 pm. and closed on all Mondays and Public Holidays Entry Fee: For Adults – INR 75/- , For Visitors Below 18 Years – INR 20/- ,For Foreign Nationals – INR 500/-.
Place TypeGovt. Museum & Memorials, Museums
Place visit withFamily, Kids, Parants
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March, April
Nearest MetroCentral Metro Station (2 KM) Chandni Chowk Metro Station (1 KM) Esplanade Metro Station (1 KM) Maidan Metro Station (1 KM) Sealdah Metro Station (2 KM) New Mahakaran Metro Station (2 KM)

About Indian Museum

The Indian Museum was established by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1814, making it one of the oldest museums in Asia. It was inaugurated in 1817. Over the years, it has expanded its collection and significance, becoming a repository of India's cultural, historical, and scientific heritage.

Architecture of Indian Museum

The museum's architecture is a blend of Indian and British design elements, reflecting the colonial influence on India. The building itself is a piece of historical significance, with its grand columns, high ceilings, and intricate detailing.

Interesting facts about Indian Museum

  • The museum boasts a collection of over 200,000 items, including ancient sculptures, art, coins, and rare artifacts.
  • It houses the world's largest collection of meteorites.
  • The museum is divided into various galleries, each dedicated to a specific type of artifact, including art, archaeology, geology, and anthropology.

How to reach Indian Museum

By Road: Kolkata is well-connected by road, and you can reach the Indian Museum by taxi, auto-rickshaw, or public bus.

By Train: Kolkata has two major railway stations: Howrah and Sealdah. You can reach the museum by hiring a taxi or taking the metro from either of these stations.

By Air: The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata is the nearest airport. From there, you can take a taxi to the museum.

By Bus: Kolkata has an extensive public bus network. You can use local buses or private tour buses to reach the Indian Museum.

Nearby famous places

  • Victoria Memorial:- 2.5 km
  • Marble Palace:- 3.8 km
  • St. Paul's Cathedral:- 3.2 km
  • Maidan:- 2.3 km
  • Mother House (Missionaries of Charity):- 6.5 km
  • Howrah Bridge:- 6.8 km
  • Belur Math:- 13 km
  • Dakshineswar Kali Temple:- 12 km

Indian Museum FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Park Street, Kolkata.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Indian Museum: Timings:- Fort William is open from 10 am to 6:00 pm. and closed on all Mondays and Public Holidays Entry Fee: For Adults – INR 75/- , For Visitors Below 18 Years – INR 20/- ,For Foreign Nationals – INR 500/-..

𝒜. You should visit Indian Museum during January, February, March, April months for best experience.

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