Andhra Pradesh is a state ruled by several dynasties in the past. The rich history of this state can be attributed to these dynasties. They have contributed in molding the culture of the state. The culture of Andhra Pradesh can be described as multi hued, which is reflected in each and every aspect of Andhra society. The museums of Andhra Pradesh will intimate it’s visitors with its diverse culture. These museums are considered to be of national importance. The scholars of history and specialists of ancient civilization frequently visit these depositories where they get elaborate details about the most exotic phase of humankind.
Some of the museums in the city of Visakhapatnam (Vizag) in Andhra Pradesh are INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, Kursura Sub-Marine Museum, Araku Tribal Museum and Naval Museum (also known as Swarna Jyoti Museum). The ones located in the city of Tirupati in Chittoor district are Sri Venkatesvara Museum, Regional Science Centre and Sri Vari Museum. Museums situated in Vijayawada in Krishna district are Amaravati Museum and Victoria Museum. Amaravathi in Guntur district , within the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region houses the Amaravathi Archaeological Museum. The Chaitanya Jyoti Museum and the Spiritual Museum are located in Puttaparthi and Anantapur, respectively, in Anantapur district. Rajahmundry in East Godavari district has a museum called the Rallabandi Subbarao Government Museum. A museum called the Bhagavan Mahavir Government Museum is located in the city of Kadapa, a district headquarters of YSR Kadapa district.
Exhibits of the Museums of Andhra Pradesh
The museums of Andhra Pradesh serve as homes to a variety of objects of great antiquity. More specifically, these museums contain a variety of rare antique pieces that are of great historical and cultural value. Some of the authentic ancient items preserved in this museum are sculptures, paintings, handicrafts, palm leaf manuscripts, anatomy and excavated objects, figurines of terracotta, coins, pottery, beads of ancient period, metal statuettes, statuettes of Indo-Seracenic architecture and household objects of Buddhist era. These museums also houses weapons, arms and epigraph. Some of the museums are the centre of the arts and objects of Neolithic, Megalithic and the contemporary era. Some of the museums have also preserved ornaments and utensils of the past. These museums attract a lot of tourists and are therefore tourism products of Andhra Pradesh.