Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Pay a visit to the oldest institution of its kind in the country at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), home to an array of artifacts, exhibits, and displays featuring artwork, fossils, and more. One of the nation's premier museums, the facility occupies a grandiose Victorian-era building, first opened in 1875. Wander the extensive collection of more than 100,000 items to see sizable areas dedicated to local ethnology, covering cultural developments from the Mughal era all the way back to prehistoric times. Marvel at intricate Indian paintings, pottery, and textiles, gawk at oddities like skeletons and preserved animals, and don't miss the museums Indian coin collection--the largest on the planet. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) by using our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip maker site.
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  • The building is in pristine white and exudes a class of its own. It is the oldest and biggest museum in India, founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal. It houses a brilliant plethora of antiques...  more »
  • The Indian Museum (established in 1814) is the oldest and biggest museum in India. It is older than the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC established in 1849, as well as the Uffizi in Florence...  more »
  • It's a really nice museum with lot of interesting n informative things to keep u interested. The building is of British- India architecture. Cool experience n suitable for all age groups. Many tourists visit this museum with some saying it to be one of the best in India. Entry ticket/fee is Rs. 50 for adults n 20 for below 18 yrs. No fee for 3yrs or less. I especially loved the mummy.
  • Huge collection that might take entire day if you really keen. But staff here not helpful and no guide for available. Cloak room is there but don't keep valuable items. Clean restroom. 2 stories that can be assessed by wheelchair too but no lift. There is a 4000yr old mummy from Egypt. And geology section is vast. Especially good for kids to learn Biology. They close it at 4.30 sharp

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