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Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

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Address: Gurusaday Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700019, India
Phone Number: 2289 2815
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A scientific journey

It's a playground of Science. You can see the evolution of basic theory transforming into sophisticated machines. In many applications you can use or ride. One train engine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a playground of Science. You can see the evolution of basic theory transforming into sophisticated machines. In many applications you can use or ride. One train engine prototype is there, where you can ride. Many galleries representing various scientific experiments, showcasing the development of stages. The most amazing part is an underground coal mine prototype. Where you have to... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a kid or someone who is ardent fan of science, this is a great place to be. Here they show simple experiment to demonstrate different scientific phenomenon. Example: Glycerine & Potassium Permanganate = Volcanic Fire They have curious exhibits.

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Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice museum to visit with kids. Exhibits are very colorful and child friendly. They have a learning through play approach. Very advanced concepts described very simply and hands on. Definitely should visit with kids.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Industrial Museum is a large collection of displays, some interactive, that explain the fundamentals of various science and technology topics. Our kids love the place (ages 4 & 7) as they regularly add new displays and temporary exhibitions. We go back on a regular basis as there is so much to see and the kids discover something new each... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I crossed this museum many times but never had the inclination to visit it presuming it to be a dull and boring place. How wrong I was! This is an amazing place, neat and clean with helpful staff, dedicated shows that amaze us with everyday concepts of science that even a layman can grasp. There are sections on maths, electricity,... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a calcuttan and this place remains one of my all time favourites. People from science background will love it. It has all the elements of making a great hangout for young students. You can actually do the experiments and science tricks that you read about in textbooks. I am a science teacher and take my students on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Beautifully maintained with concise explanations. The technological exhibits are very interesting.The metals and ores section could be improved , though.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

A place which is chosen by schools to take their children regularly to inculcate the love for science.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

A lot of exhibits. One can easily spend 3-4 hours. The layout is good but one has to walk a lot. Some of the shows are good, avoid the 3-D show. The mock-up of the coal mine is good.

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Kolkata, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

A museum with lots of informative stuff with a play area as well. Cheap entrance and spread across many levels.

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