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Address: 27 Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Kolkata 700016, India
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huge collection of artifacts

The Indian Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India. It has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. It has... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Bokaro Steel City, India
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Bokaro Steel City, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Indian Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India. It has rare collections of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. It has six sections comprising thirty five galleries of cultural and scientific artifacts namely Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Economic Botany. At present, it includes six cultural and scientific sections, viz. Art, Archaeology,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worth visiting to see a huge range of stone sculptures. The presentation was on par with other museums in India There is a really good exhibit of miniature mogul paintings. It also has some time capsules of what museums where like a long time ago. Nb. The geological exibition

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Thank Robin071973
Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has one of the biggest collection of ancient Indian idols and artifacts inside a museum. I especially loved the fossils of Stegadon Ganesa and antique idols. For me, the place was a fragment of less remembered history preserved in the old capital of British India. I did not take my camera with me. However, I took few pictures... More 

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Calcutta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, everyone goes for the Egyptian room here, or more specifically, the old Mummy, and then there's that huge dinosaur skeleton, but one should also check out the other stuff- a good collection of paintings, especially the Bengal Renaissance, a great collection of coins dating back to the Guptas and Indus Valley seals, the anthropology section is my personal favourite,... More 

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Dijon, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good old fashioned museum with some impressive fossil remains, an amazing sort of armadillo. The best thing was the people we met there!

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Kolkata, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Indian Museum with my 8 year old son, who was thrilled to see a mammoth's skull & tusks fossil and those of a leather back turtle, swordfish, porcupine fish and many many more creatures... both flora and fauna. A peep into the ancient culture through the old sculptures, coins and art pieces was quite educative too. While quite... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful display of Indian textiles, reptiles, rocks, statues, amazing ivory carvings and even a real mummy. Bit too expensive for the tourists compared to the locals, but that's India. Even the building was spectacular.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Indian museum in Kolkata has been renovated few years back and now it is well organised and has a number of good collections. Located in the heart of the City of Joy Kolkata, very close to Park Street Metro s Station. It's a must see when in Kolkata.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting option to visit while adding it is a large building with multiple exhibits over 3 floors. Currently the cafeteria is closed with staff reluctant to permit a return later in the day to see the rest on offer. However, they did accept cajoling since it's too much to see if you don't have time. An interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge with 20 rs entry ticket Lot of eateries nearby Inside restaurant is also good Toilet available Main attractions may be sometime closed for renovations Huge exhibits with lots of departments like Egypt, temple, coins, textile, birds animals aquatic etc Each require atleast half hour so if you have time to spare then try to spend atleast half a day... More 

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