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Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

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Oasis of calm and history

the way items are displayed is simple. Some more information on some exhibits would have been... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KTS_trip
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UK
Good but a bit outdated

Renovation required. Entrance fee for foreigners is Rs.500. Mostly not crowded even in weekend. It... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
matthewpark0702
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Seongnam, South Korea
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27 Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Kolkata 700016, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago

the way items are displayed is simple. Some more information on some exhibits would have been useful. That said it's lovely to get a feel for some of the history of India away from the buildings and temples, The arches around the green open space...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Few important tips to visit 1. You can put your luggage under the security if it is not too big at specific location adjacent to entrance. They kept my back pack and a trolley bag with out any cost. 2. Make sure that you have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sudeeppandey
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Renovation required. Entrance fee for foreigners is Rs.500. Mostly not crowded even in weekend. It is located near the downtown, you may pass all the old backstreets on your way.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely remarkable. Address: 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Park Street, Kolkata. Founded in 1814. Every single gallery is amazing. My personal favorites were the Bharhut remains of a 2000 year old stupa railing; the Gandhara sculptures, Archaeology, the botanical collection (begun in 1901 with over 15,000...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely loved this place. I am a history buff in general and I was amazed by their collections ranging from fossils to old coins. I will definitely recommend this place if you are staying or visiting Kolkata.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Abanerjee26011989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hopping through a museum is like figuratively going back in time and visiting the prehistoric era. It is like moving in reverse, to the Palaeolithic eons, to human discovering fire, however with the same innate inquisitiveness and thrill. The reminiscence of visiting a new place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank doibedouin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Liked everything about this museum, presentation was excellent and such a variety on show although the taxidermy needed looking at in the large mammal section

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ian G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the largest and oldest museum of India. During Kolkata tour, it is a must visit. The ABC auditorium is also large and can accommodate huge crowds. Parking is a challenge.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RBan26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place has a large variety of different artifacts. It is so huge, that to explore everything in detail, you'll need atleast a day to cover everything. But you can skim through everything in about an hour or so. Worth visiting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rohanpillai1
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Indian Museum of Kolkata is perfect place for the explorers. It includes huge ranges of historical to geological to cultural items collections. Some of them are really very rare. But my favourite one is the collection of Egyptian Mummy in the rightest corner of 1st...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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sudeeppandey
27 November 2018|
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Response from Jennifer L | Reviewed this property |
Most hotels will also allow you to keep bags there even after checkout. Can then get uber to museum with no hassle of bags.
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Jack C
22 April 2018|
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As expected for foreigners. Thanks for the answers. Will visit there on November. :)
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