Indian Museum

27 Jawaharlal Nehru Road
Kolkata, WB - 700016

Type: Arts Museums, History Museums
033 2286 1699
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The Indian Museum in Kolkata is India's oldest as well as largest museum that houses a rich collection of ornaments, antiques, armour, skeletons, fossils, Mughal paintings, as well as mummies. The Museum was established in 1814 by the Asiatic Society of Bengal. There are six scientific d cultural sections inside the museum, each having a number of galleries: Archaeology, Art, Geology, Anthropology, Economic Botany, and Zoology. The Indian Museum is known for its collections of unique and rare specimens. The Museum is also considered one of the world's oldest. The Museum is also known for its Egyptian Mummy and other exhibits that include the skulls of the inhabitants of the Indus Valley, the Ashok Stambha, etc. 

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