Archaeological Museum
Archaeological Museum
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Near Chaukhandi Stupa Near Sangharama Monastery, Varanasi 221007 India
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Wander19777324188
Itarsi, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The Archaeological Museum is a good collection of four headed Ashoka lion, lord buddha, at Sarnath, and gives you an excellent insight into the rich history of ancient India
Written 21 June 2024
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seema60
Toronto, Canada959 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
This museum contains the four headed Ashoka lion which fell of the Ashoka pillar which is in the Sarnath ruins. It also has a beautiful Buddha statue which shows the first sermon by the Buddha at Sarnath. There are several interesting artefacts in this museum.
Written 25 January 2023
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DipuKV
Pune, India3,122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
The museum is a good collection of relics, and gives you an excellent insight into the rich history of ancient India!
Written 15 December 2022
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Gurus49
Mumbai, India94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The Museum houses very interesting items excavated including the original pillar from which we derived the national emblem.
Very well arranged and displayed.
Wheelchair friendly.
Written 1 September 2022
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ARVIND K
Bengaluru, India701 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The Sarnath Museum is located close to the stupa, where cameras and phones are not allowed inside. To view the entire Museum, it may take atleast an hour but since I was in a hurry to visit the BHU campus before sundown, I completed the visit in 30 mins. It is one of the oldest museums that houses the findings and excavations from the archaeological site of Sarnath. It has close to 7,000 sculptures and artefacts from the bygone era. The premises is kept spic and span especially the toilets.
Written 18 February 2022
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Dinesh
Chandigarh, India56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The museum is air conditioned, so one may keep it for last, to cool off on a hot day. All kids should be shown at least the exceptionally well preserved original Lion Capital, from which India takes its national emblem.
Written 10 January 2022
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S. Singh
India5,925 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Must see the Archaeological Museum at least for The Indian National Emblem which is taken form Ashokan pillar in ruined stage.

Must have - Easy shoes, Proper clothing , water bottle not allowed inside the main building .
Ticket - Applicable.
Ticket purchase only by digital mode of payment not from cash.

Photography from Mobile phone is not allowed .

Must know this place is spiritual value because of The buddha relative sculptures and ruined artefacts .

Also same time this place have The National pride " India Emblem "
So both ways this place have own very powerful dignity itself .

Surrounding garden have a calm and cool place to relax

Nearby the proper paid parking for vehicles .
No snacks or fast-food shops inside the museum boundary.

Outside too many counters of fast-food & snacks on the side of main road
Written 17 June 2021
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Poornima Shenoy
Patna, India49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
the highlight of the museum are the huge statues of the Buddha, various achitectural finds and of course the piece de art - the pillar/ lion of sarnath ..amazing sculpture
Written 10 November 2020
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,784 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This museum is basically dedicated to displaying statues and other objects recovered from the adjacent archaeological site where Buddha last preached. There's a very nice statue of Buddha in the museum, in fact. The key piece, though, is in the entrance and is of four lions on an upturned lotus flower and is India's national emblem. There are some other interesting pieces in the museum also. Worth a visit if in the area.
Written 3 March 2020
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Krishna Kumar
Bangalore District, India153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The museum is best and informative..The best place to visit for picnic with your children..There are many things related to history which will enrich your knowledge..
Written 29 February 2020
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