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Address: Varanasi Hindu University, Varanasi, India
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The museum has a great collection of clay and bronze sculpture...

The museum has a great collection of clay and bronze sculpture, paintings, silks and embroidered textiles.

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Archeological museum

History of Varanasi is documented and archaeological findings during excavation are kept here. Can gauge the trajector of the development of civilisation along the banks of Ganga

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

History of Varanasi is documented and archaeological findings during excavation are kept here. Can gauge the trajector of the development of civilisation along the banks of Ganga

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By itself the museum and its collection is not bad, but problem is we visited the amazing national museum in New Delhi just a few days ago, so this one simply pales in comparison... There is a nice display of miniature paintings and some stone carvings, about one hour needed to have a good look around... Entrance fee for foreigners... More 

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Dehradun, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

one of the best maintained , well kept , orderly and tastefully laid out museum. I spent many leisurely hours in its hallowed precinct during my decade long years of studies in the University. My recent visit reemphasized my appreciation of this place and its charm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A must visit ! Bharat Kala Bhavan, located inside the BHU campus, is an art and architecture museum and houses a vast collection of paintings, Hindu and Buddhist sculptures and other materials of archeological importance. Bharat Kala Bhavan also has a great collection of miniature paintings from the courts of Mughals and other Kingdoms and principalities. Some of the important... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It is situated in Asia's largest university campus i.e. Banaras Hindu University, If you are one of those who like to unfold history secrets and sculptures, then this is one of the museum for you, but better have atleast 1-2 hours to roam into the museum fully and read everything. There were computer placed in every room of the museum... More 

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Nantes, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

One of the worst museum I visited in India. Very badly maintained and run. Quite a disgrace. As it is supposed to represent BHU, the university should do some serious cleaning up and revamping. As it is, it is not worth the trouble going there.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Bharat Kala Bhavan is a museum situated in campus of Banaras Hindu University. one can get detailed view of ancient Indian History and Culture. Must visit for every tourist.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is inside the BHU campus. The painting gallery was under renovation. But the overall collection is awesome. It has a strong room with several precious items also. Nicely maintained.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The collection is really fantastic. However, the items are not that well displayed, information is lacking and the conservation is not done that well. Although there is quite a lot to see, you just need 1 hour the whole museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Situated in the precincts of the Banaras Hindu University, this place is a must for art and history. It has a huge collection of sculptures, paintings, textiles and decorative art. The entry fee is Rupees ten only. It is probably the best University Museum in Asia. One could spend several days in this museum. But we were short of time... More 

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