Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata (Calcutta): Hours, Address, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Science Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Sakshi bharat bhujbale
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Craft
Aug 2021 • Family
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Written August 15, 2021
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atulya_sinha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India735 contributions
VISITOR-FRIENDLY SCIENCE MUSEUM
Feb 2021
Birla Industrial and Technological Museum, established in 1959, is the oldest science and technology museum of the city. The building was originally the residence of Raja Baldeo Birla (1863-1956) and it was donated to the Government by his heirs for setting up museum. Now a new wing has been constructed perpendicular to the original three-storied building and some exhibits are displayed outdoors as well. There is a well-maintained garden, where statues of great scientists have been installed.

In addition to basic physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, electricity, electronics etc., there are galleries devoted to technologies such as television, motive power, transport, metals, etc. A special feature is a mock-up of a coal mine. There is a dedicated gallery for children as well. There are several small auditoriums, where documentary films are regularly screened.

As a mechanical engineer, I was particularly interested in the motive power and transport galleries, both of which have rich collections. The latter includes a narrow gauge steam locomotive and a vintage car which belonged to Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose, the eminent scientist.

The exhibits are generally well-maintained and efforts are made to improve them from time to time. For example, the interactive exhibits which were operated by touching a button are now modified to be activated without any physical contact.

The museum is visitor-friendly and their website is quite informative. Parking facility is available inside the compound, but there is a separate charge for it. Washrooms are well-maintained
Written April 9, 2021
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India2,863 contributions
VERY EDUCATIVE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Nov 2019
Being the first scientific and industrial museum in India since 1959 , Birla Industrial and Technological Museum, is located on the Gurusaday Road., is the prime attractions of Kolkata Initially as Birla Park and then converted into a museum. The palatial structure of museum became famous amongst tourist due to its galleries and 3D shows organized in the premises.
Birla Park was transformed into BITM under the influence of Dr B.C. Roy, who felt that a developing nation like India needed museums in its vicinity. Therefore, Mr. Birla handed over the property to Govt to set up to set up the museum which took nearly three years to complete.
BITM is also the pioneer of the Mobile Science Exhibitions with the first exhibition on wheels. With its galleries, diverse activities and the growing chains of the satellite centers, this museum is now the place where science manifests itself through means of interactive and animated models.
Very educative for you children .With simple models, the basic principles of science & technology have been explained. An amazing place and a must-visit for all the science lovers !
Written April 3, 2020
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Mrudula
111 contributions
Museum
Apr 2019
This is one of the famous museuem in Kolkata which is known for ancient memories and science fares for childeren
Written February 27, 2020
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Mitesh
Dhanbad, India418 contributions
Just amazing
Dec 2019 • Business
Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM) is one of the prime attractions of Kolkata and is located on the Gurusaday Road.
Written January 24, 2020
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Chakrabertty
Kolkata (Calcutta), India80 contributions
Fantastic Place to visit
Jan 2020
Visited with family . Enjoyed the shows of Bubble what a great person who conducts the show .Also enjoyed the 3 D show . It was great . Not possible to complete at 1 go so will visit again sometimes soon .
Written January 20, 2020
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Faizan Ahmed
Bhopal, India52 contributions
Science Museum
Dec 2019
Being the first scientific and industrial museum in India is one of the prime attraction of India, science manifests itself through means of interactive and animated models.
Written January 2, 2020
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Dr_Vimal_Saradava
Rajkot, India33 contributions
Excellent Informative place for STUDENTS
Dec 2019
Visited BITM kolkata on 14 Dec. Excellent and very Informative place for Kids of all age. Science model of all speciality will be loved by kids. Small kids also love to play games there. Advise to spare more time if you want to enjoy this place. Four to Five hours are best
Written December 29, 2019
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adityainc
bhagalpur451 contributions
Great place for visit
Dec 2019
The Birla technological museum provides great options to visit the old technological advancements in the country.
Written December 21, 2019
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Shreya Sharma
Kolkata (Calcutta), India286 contributions
Great museum to visit
Nov 2019
The Birla museum is a great place to cherish the ancient artifacts which are a must visit for today's generation.
Written November 20, 2019
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