8 Museums to explore in Uttar Pradesh
With roughly 200 million inhabitants, it is the most populous state in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world.
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.
Government Museum, Mathura commonly referred as the Mathura museum is an archaeological museum in Mathura city of Uttar Pradesh state in India. The museum was founded by then collector of the Mathura district, Sir F. S. Growse in 1874. Initially, it was known as Curzon Museum of Archaeology, then Archaeology Museum, Mathura, and finally changed to the Government Museum, Mathura.
Khusrau Bagh is a large walled garden and burial complex located in muhalla Khuldabad close to the Allahabad Junction railway station, in Prayagraj. The three sandstone mausoleums within this walled garden, present an exquisite example of Mughal architecture.
The State Museum, Lucknow is a prominent museum located in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, India. The museum is currently located in the Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Gardens, Banarasi Bagh, Lucknow. The museum was established in 1863 from the collection of Colonel Abbot, and was given the status of ‘Provincial Museum’ before being renamed the ‘State Museum’ in 1950.
The Rani Mahal, Jhansi was actually the palace of Lakshmi Bai. The Palace has now been refurbished into a museum that has carefully treasured the remnants of history and also the little artifacts that belonged to the period of Rani Lakshmi Bai. Rani Mahal, Jhansi has been the witness to India's first freedom struggle which is the Great Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. The seeds of Mutiny where first sowed from this Rani Mahal, Jhansi where Lakshmi Bai made plans with Tantya Tope and Nana Sahib to overcome
Government Freedom Struggle Museum, Meerut was established in 1997. The Museum’s main aim is the collection, preservation, documentation, and exhibition of cultural property and to make it available for educational activities as well as for the creation of awareness about our glorious past. Some postal stamps, pictures, postcards, memorial coins related to the events of 1857 and latter coins are also in the collection of the museum.
The Allahabad Museum is a national-level museum in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh established in 1931. known for its rich collection and unique objects of art, and is funded by the Ministry of Culture. Moreover, it is a premier research center for archaeologists, historians, and academicians and carries out extensive research activities and publications in archaeology, art, and literature. Its rock art gallery has the largest collection of prehistoric paintings displayed in India .