Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

Lake View Road
Bhopal, MP - 462013

Type: Science Museums
0755 266 1458
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The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), also known as the National Museum of Mankind, is an anthropological museum located in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Spread over an extensive area of around 200 acres on the shores of the Upper Lake (Bada Talab), the museum aims to depict the rich cultural diversity and heritage of India's indigenous communities.

Established in 1977, the IGRMS showcases a wide range of exhibits related to the lifestyles, traditions, crafts, and rituals of various tribal and rural communities from across India. The museum's collection includes artifacts, sculptures, tools, clothing, household items, and artworks, providing visitors with insights into the unique cultures and traditions of different ethnic groups.

One of the distinctive features of the IGRMS is its open-air exhibition area, which consists of numerous life-size tribal dwellings, village huts, and community structures representing different regions and cultural groups of India. Visitors can explore these recreated habitats and gain a deeper understanding of the architectural styles, social customs, and economic activities of indigenous communities.

In addition to its outdoor displays, the IGRMS also houses indoor galleries showcasing thematic exhibitions on various aspects of tribal life, such as agriculture, hunting, fishing, food habits, religious practices, and social organization. The museum's exhibitions are accompanied by informative panels, audiovisual presentations, and interactive displays, enhancing the visitor's learning experience.

The IGRMS also organizes cultural programs, workshops, seminars, and outreach activities to promote awareness and appreciation of India's diverse cultural heritage. It serves as a research center for anthropology and ethnography, facilitating studies and documentation of tribal cultures and traditions.

Overall, the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya offers a unique and enriching experience for visitors, providing a platform for celebrating and preserving the rich cultural diversity of India's indigenous communities. It serves as a testament to the country's pluralistic heritage and the importance of safeguarding and promoting the cultural identity of marginalized groups.

Besides this science museum, there is one more science museum listed in Bhopal. There's also forty-nine attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya on the map above. If you need any other information on Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya that is not listed here, please call 0755 266 1458 or visit their website.

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