The museum encompasses six galleries and an open-air gallery. Among these, two galleries have been reorganized in order to display the pre and proto historic material, epigraphy and architecture. Another gallery exhibits bird's eye view model of Aihole and its hinterland. The displayed items comprises of the sculpture of Saiva, Sakta, Ganapatya, Vaishanva, Jaina and Buddhist affinity. In addition to these, there are also Hero stones, Sati stones, and inscribed slabs in the open-air gallery. Other exhibits include, stone sculptures of Brahmanical, Jaina and Buddhist faith, fragmentary carved architectural members, inscriptions, hero stones, sati stones etc. Apart from these items, there are also a variety of Ganesha sculptures, Saptamatrikas with archaic features, Nataraja, Ambika of Jaina affinity, attractive sculpture of Bodhisatva and a mutilated anthropomorphic figure of the Megalithic Period.
The visiting hour of the Archaeological Museum is from 10am to 5pm except on Friday.