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Founded by a Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1814, the Indian Museum aka Imperial Museum at Kolkata is the oldest museum in India. The museum is decorated with a rare collection of antiques, fossils, skeletons, mummies, armour and ornaments.

Top Attractions of Indian Museum 

Six Galleries of Indian Museum

Bharhut Gallery

All the history buff! This is something relatable. The Bharhut gallery consists architectural remains from Burhat in Satna district, Madhya Pradesh. 

Bird Gallery

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This gallery consists the exhibition of birds and their ecosystem relationship. 

Botanical Gallery

The gallery consists a collection of a wide range of plants. 

Bronze Gallery

The gallery consists a sizeable number of metal images. The metal images are mostly ranged from the dates 8th to 14th century CE. 

Things to Do in Indian Museum

Shop around Sudder State

You can roam around the Sudder street and have a glimpse of Bangal clothing and garments.

New market at Lindsay Street

Another shopping spot you can explore is the New Market.

Best Time to Visit Indian Museum

The museum is opened for all day of the week except Monday. The timings are 10AM to 5PM. The entry fee is INR 10/Person for Indians and INR 150 for Foreigners.

How to Reach Indian Museum?

Air- The city is conveniently connected with major international & domestic airports. The Netaji Subhash Airport (Dum Dum Airport) is 20km away from the city. The ‘to and from’ Kolkata service directly serves the main cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow etc.

Rail-The major two railway stations are  Howrah and Sealdah stations in Kolkata. The railway line is connected to major cities all over the country.

Road- Buses mostly depart from the Esplanades bus stand in Maidan near Chow

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