142 Museums in India that you should visit - With photos & details

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142 Museums to explore in India

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Agra FortAgra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India

It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.

Air Force Museum7th mile, HQ, EAC, Shillong, Meghalaya 793005, India

The museum offers its visitors an insight into the history of the Indian Air Force and its events, especially during the Indo - Pak War of 1971. Among other things, the museum provides information on the history of planes and aircraft, models of aircrafts, the world's oldest airport, and the Wright brothers’ memorial.

Albert Hall MuseumRam Niwas Bagh, Ram Niwas Garden, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302007, India

It is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the state museum of Rajasthan. The building is situated in Ram niwas garden. It is also called the Government Central Museum.

Alwar MuseumCity Palace, Mohalla Ladiya, Alwar, Rajasthan 301001, India

Situated in the vicinity of City Palace, the Government Museum in Alwar was established in 1940. Housing a brilliant collection of paintings, frescoes, and artifacts, the museum boasts of rich ancient heritage of the royal families.

Amar Mahal Museum and LibraryPalace Road, Karan Nagar, Jammu Tawi, Karan Nagar, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 180001

Constructed by King Raja Amar of Dogra in 1890s, this museum was planned by a French architect and looks like a French chateau with Indian artisans. It was home to the royal family for many years. Made of red sand stone, the palace was turned into a museum with rich collections of paintings, books, inscriptions and sculptures. The Durbar hall of the museum is adorned with family portraits of rulers of Jammu and Kashmir along with magnificent Pahari paintings.

AMARAVATI MUSEUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA DEPARTMENTMAIN ROAD, OPPOSITE AMBEDKAR STATUE, Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh 522020, India

This is an Archaeological museum in Guntur district runs by Andhra pradesh tourism. Home for a great number of relics that are known to have been existing for more than thousand years now. These remains were found during the excavations and this museum discloses the wealth of this region that belonged to the 3rd century BC. The museum discloses the sculptures in the form of galaxy and the images showcase content that were once a part of the Mahachaitya or Giant Stupa.

Ambalavayal Heritage MuseumAmbalavayal, Kerala 673593, India

One of the largest collection of artefacts in Kerala is housed in the museum.

Anand Bhawan Museum AllahabadNear Balson Chauraha, Allahabad - Faizabad Road, Tagore Town, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh 211001, India

The Anand Bhavan is a historic house museum in Allahabad, India, focusing on the Nehru Family.  It was bought by Indian political leader Motilal Nehru in the 1930s to serve as the residence of the Nehru family when the original mansion Swaraj Bhavan (previously called Anand Bhavan) was transformed into the local headquarters of the Indian National Congress. A planetarium named Jawahar planetarium is situated here.

Anna Park30/68, Ondikadai, Salem - Yercaud Ghat Road, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu 636601, India

This is a place to rejuvenate your mind. There are so many things to see, to study and all.

APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial, RameswaramRamanathapuram, Tamil Nadu 623529, India

This is a memorial for the former president of India DR APJ Abdul Kalam. This is the hometown of Kalam and place where he was buried.

Arakkal Kettu MuseumAyikkara Govt Hospital Rd, Near District Hospital, Ayikkara, Thavakkara, Kannur, Kerala 670013, India

A Museum that reflects the history of Arakkal Kings and Queens.

Archaeological MuseumBhagat Singh Nagar, Rupnagar, Punjab 140001, India

A museum that houses the archaeological remains of the excavated site near Ropar, the first Harappan site excavated in Independent India located at Rupnagar town on the banks of Sutlej river.

Archaeological MuseumMalhar, Chhattisgarh 495551, India

Malhar is an ancient town in Chhattisgarh. Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains of National Importance’ list that is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. Few of the remains found in Malhar date back to 1000 century BC and are attributed to the Kalchuri regime.

ASI Museum- SanchiNH-86, Near Sanchi Stupa, District Raisen, Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh 464661, India

This Archaeological Museum was opened in 1919 which was located in a hilltop in Sanchi.  It consists of a main hall, four galleries, and a wide array of exhibits in the verandah and in the open courtyards. In the main hall, the exhibits will surely take the visitors to different eras in history.  It represents the Indian historic periods like Mauryan, Satvahana, Gupta, Sunga, and Kushana.

Assam State MuseumGNB Rd, Near, Dighalipukhuri, Guwahati, Assam 781001, India

The Assam State Museum, established as the Assam Provincial Museum was inaugurated in the year 1940 by the then Governor of Assam, Sir Robert Neil Reid. The Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti established in 1912 along with the Assam State Museum was the brainchild of Rai Bahadur Kanak Lal Barua, whose untiring efforts gave birth to both the institution, serving a common objective i.e. preservation and promotion of Assam’s history and cultural heritage through the collection, research, and publication.

bagore ki haveliGangaur Ghat Marg, Hotel Gangaur Palace, Silawatwari, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India

A Haveli in Udaipur right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangothri ghat .The palace has over a hundred rooms, with displays of costumes and modern art. The glass and mirror in the interiors are Haveli work.

Bapu MuseumMG Rd, Buckinghampeta, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh 520002, India

Earlier known as The Victoria Jubilee Museum . This is an archeological museum that was established way back in the year 1887. Even after the passage of more than a hundred years this museum has managed to retain its popularity because of its varied and unique collection of arts and artifacts. It is located on the Bandar Road in Vijayawada.

Bardhaman Science CentreGolap bag, near Bardhaman University, Bardhaman University, Bardhaman, West Bengal 713104, India

The planetarium is located near the front gate of Burdhaman University. It is the classic spectacle of scientific evolution. Human Performance, Life Science, Fun Science Galleries, 3D Theatre, Taramandal, Science Park are the major attractions.

Baroda Museum And Picture GalleryUniversity Rd, Dak Bunglaw, Sayajiganj, Vadodara, Gujarat 390018, India

built-in 1894 on the lines of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum of London. Major Mant in association with R.F. Chisholm who refined some of Mant's finest works to make genuine Indo-Saracenic architecture designed the Building of this Museum. It preserves a rich collection of art, sculpture, ethnography and ethnology.

Bhartiya Lok Kala MandalPanchawati Road Opp Yes Bank, Chetak Cir, Madhuban, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India

This is a cultural institution in Udaipur engaged in studying Folkart, culture, songs, and festivals of Rajasthan.