(Last Updated on : 08/11/2016)
are considered to be an integral part of a nation's history
and culture and India has a plethora of ancient and historical museums. The Indian museums provide the visitors and seekers a chance to know about the rich cultural and historical heritage of India. They provide ample knowledge and material evidences of Indian society prevalent during the ancient, medieval and even present times. Indian museums are quite famous all over the world for their wonderful collection of ancient properties.
Museums are located in all the state
s of India and the Indian state museums cover mostly the heritage and cultural history of that particular state. Most of the Indian state museums are managed and governed by the State Governments
. Museums in India are usually named according to the name of the state like Mizoram State Museum
State Museum, Assam
State Museum and Goa State Museum
Indian Museums can be divided into different categories like Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Archeology, Music
, Craft, Anthropology and Ethnology, History, Cultural History, Natural History, Military History, Science, Technology, Industrial, Children's Museums, Numismatics, Botanical and Zoological Gardens and Philately etc. However, there are some other museums also which specialize in particular subjects within these categories like Museums of Modern Art, Local History, Aviation History, Agriculture
or Geology etc.
The Indian art museums and galleries are considered to be one of the most favorites among the tourists from all over the world. These museums wonderfully represent the rich culture of Indian art and try to give the tourists a taste of Indian art. Two of the most famous art museums and galleries in India include the Indian Museum in Kolkata
and the National Museum
of India in New Delhi
. Indian museums house a large number of art works from the ancient India like jewellery
, decorative arts, manuscripts
, arms and armor, stone sculptures
en objects, bronzes, numismatic collection, anthropological objects and clay models etc.
Among the large number of Indian museums, the archeological museums
hold a special place. The Indian archeological museums represent the Indian civilization wonderfully and houses several evidences of the civilization. Quite efficiently, the archeological museums present a vivid picture of the history of India.
Another type of museum which has supported in showcasing the historical wonders of India is the Indian historical museum. Located in most of the major historical places in India like Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur
, etc, the historical museums house all types of historical evidences.
Apart from the Indian art museums and galleries, Indian archeological museums and Indian historical museums, the Indian science museums
also attract a large number of visitors. They mainly collect, preserve and display the scientific records of India. Some of the famous Indian science museums include the Birla Industrial and Technological Museum
, Kolkata; Nehru
Museums of Science and Technology, Kharagpur
; Regional Science Centre
; Science Centre, Dhenkanol