Among the Museums in Haryana, the Site Museum in Pinjore is one of the prominent museums which had been constructed to preserve and put on display the works of art excavated at the time of the scientific cleaning at Bhima Devi Temple in Pinjore. With the initiative of the Haryana Tourism Corporation, this museum was founded at a cost of about 20 lakhs.
Sri Krishna Museum
Sri Krishna Museum is situated in Kurukshetra. The museum was constructed in the year 1987. It attempts to portray the versatile character of Lord Krishna with various works of art dating back to 1st century to the 11th century AD. It also puts on display a number of primitive and modern objects of art associated with the Hindu epic, Mahabharata. There are also some historical objects on display in this museum which have been gathered from various parts of Kurukshetra. Apart from the various characteristics of Lord Krishna, this museum also holds several articles which have been collected from different parts of India. Sri Krishna Museum possesses six galleries where Lord Krishna is presented in the way he has been expressed in the Mahabharata and Bhagavata Purana.
The first and the foremost thing which immediately gets the attention of the visitors is the attractive statue of Lord Ganesha, who is shown in a dancing pose at this particular museum of Haryana. The items on display in the galleries of this museum cover superb carvings on wood, bronze casting, wooden panels, palm- leaf etchings, archaeological artifacts, ivory works, stone sculptures and miniature paintings. Tableaux constructed by Papier Mache and Clay based on Mahabharata and Bhagavata also deserve special mention. Sri Krishna Museum is definitely a legitimate attempt to expose Sri Krishna as the embodiment of lucid thinking and spirituality.
Urusvati Museum of Folklore
Urusvati Museum of Folklore is another significant museum in Haryana situated at Madhram, Gurgaon. This is a very special museum as it holds the valuable treasures of the folk stories and presents them before the visitors with the help of paintings, diagrams, sculptures etc. This museum displays costumes, musical instruments, jewelleries and various folk art and crafts. With the Aravalli Mountain Ranges as its background, this museum is situated in the middle of a Jasmine garden and stretches over a luxuriant green field of over five and half acres. The Urusvati Museum of Folklore is a very peculiar museum which depicts the traditional love stories of India through paintings, trans-lights, dioramas, prints and sculptures. There is also a cafeteria, souvenir shop and terracotta garden. The convenient location of the museum on the way towards Jaipur attracts tourists for a timely halt at this place to get an insight into the immense Indian cultural heritage.
Other Museums in Haryana
Some of the other museums of Haryana are Haryana Prantiya Puratatva Sangarhalaya, Heritage Transport Museum, Panipat Museum etc.