(Last Updated on : 14/02/2009)
The state where several dynasties reigned serves as the amalgamation of different cultures, history, craft and art. This has enriched and added an extra hue in the existing sociological and cultural structure of the state. The diversity and different tints of cultural aspects were represented by the museums of the state.
The museums of Andhra Pradesh manifest the artistic craftsmanship of sculpture, paintings, handicrafts, palm leaf manuscripts, anatomy, and a variety of rare antique pieces that are of great historical and cultural value.
The museums are the depository of the artistic, historical and cultural excellence that includes marvel statuettes, the finest example of Indo Seracenic architecture etc. The museums attract a lot of tourists as they depict the ancient culture and society of the then Andhra Pradesh. Among the well-admired museums preserve excavated objects, figurines of terracotta, coins, pottery, beads of ancient period, metal statuettes and household objects of Buddhist era while some belong to the prehistoric times. The museums of Andhra Pradesh are a showcase of weapons, arms, epigraph etc.
Besides being architecture of ancient time the museums stand as exemplary structures of ancient time. Some of the museums are the centre of the arts and objects of Neolithic, Megalithic and the contemporary era. They are of also great historical significance and considered as of National importance. Materials, household objects, ornaments, utensils and other objects are displayed in certain museums.
Andhra Pradesh museums that are of immense historical importance include A.S.P. Government Museum and Research Institute of Kakinada, Birla Planetarium and Science Museum of Hyderabad, Tribal Cultural Research and training Institute, Yeleswaram Pavilion State Museum are of prestigious distinction.