State Museum of Madhya Pradesh

State Museum of Madhya Pradesh

State Museum of Madhya Pradesh
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Vikas Singh
Ghaziabad, India4,144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a pretty large museum with several galleries. It is simply overwhelming to visit all the galleries in one single day. Therefore plan to spend 2-3 hours daily for 3-4 days to see all the exhibits in detail. There is a small entry fee and small fee for taking photographs. There is also a small souvenir shop on the campus.
Written March 29, 2020
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Apotri77
Bhopal, India332 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
Narmada valley civilisation is one of the oldest known to mankind & a lot of its history is still being excavated.
MP state museum exhibits some of the oldest artefacts,stone sculptures,fossils,coins & weapons that predates 20000-25000 years.
It was sad to see that it’s not maintained as it should be.
Ticket for Indian adults cost ₹20/-
Foreign adults ₹200/-
Admission to Kids under 10 years is free.
Written November 5, 2019
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mayaKasaragod
Kasaragod95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
I got spellbound at the entrance of the building.Beautiful sculptures resembling tribal arts every where. History and culture of different tribes in different rooms. May require more than 2-3 hours if you want to go though the details.
Don't miss this attraction.Many rooms are still under decorations. one theater is also coming up.Good job
Written April 1, 2015
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ArchiTwins
Bhopal, India44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
A museum not at all like conventional Indian museums.
Very well planned and well connected that one need not come out of any gallery in order to go in the other.
Spacious and inviting.
With galleries containing rare musical instruments, archaeological excavations, manuscripts, coins, stamps, sculptures, letters, autographs, photographs et cetera it is informative yet in some galleries one feels the need of a curator.
Since it is located on the Shyamla hills, the view of Bhopal is simply amazing.
One sees the best utilization of natural light at the State Museum.
A must-see while visiting Bhopal.
Ticket for an adult is very economical at Rs 20.
And the Tribal Museum beside it should not be missed either.
For photography inside the museum one needs to pay additional Rs 50 at the ticket counter.
Written November 4, 2013
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rajeev_poet
Bhopal, India111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
it is a very well curated museum .glimpses of history exhibited here so nicely and lively .that u impressed like any thing ..all the galleries are very well mantained .a nice auditorium and a garden enhanced the beauty and utility .
Written April 13, 2015
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Apotri77
Bhopal, India332 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
If you are an avid history buff and archeologist, a visit here is a must, if traveling to Bhopal.It houses some of the most valuable antiques, Idols and scriptures.some of them even predating back 3000-4000 years.
Written February 15, 2017
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Prabhakar K
Cape Girardeau, MO152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
This museum has a wonderful collection of artifacts collected over several decades. Takes at least two hours, perhaps longer to appreciate it. While there, visit the world class museum of tribal artifacts also. Simply marvelous.
Written February 19, 2015
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Ami Sanyal
New Delhi, India50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
A fantastic collection housed in a wonderful building. Having seen more than half a dozen government-funded museums in India, I would say this is one of the best maintained. The new building, opened in 2006, is a beautifully flowing space that is also friendly to those who find it difficult to climb steps. The collection is beautiful and invaluable. My favourites in the collection are the Yakshi's head from Bharhut (some of the treasures form the place are also in the Indian Museum in Kolkata), 2nd centure BCE; and a black-stone Kartikeya from Gajendraghat, Mandsaur, 3rd/4th century CE. Will surely go back if I can.
Written January 20, 2015
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dilipdhamankar
Pune District, India15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Friends
It give the evolution of man. But there is no a/c so it gets very hot and uncomfortable! The various tribes and their styles of dwellings in different regions and states are depicted very well. It is both indoor and outdoor so we have to walk a lot. It is near the Badi Jheel and just before the zoo so if you plan an outing for the whole day it would cover the zoo the museum and recreation on the lake with boating and top it with dinner at Hotel Ranjeet or Wind and Waves.
Written December 10, 2014
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Elisabeth K
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The State Museum is a modernistic building next to theTribal museum, and it houses various collections and archives. The most stunning part, where we spent close to two hours, were the two sculpture galleries and the courtyard in between, which is also lined with sculptures. All of these artworks were found in the state of Madhya Pradesh and some date back as far as the 5th century AD, if not farther in time. There are Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain statues belonging to different sites and dynasties, and the quality of the art, as well as the state of preservation, is just amazing. Be prepared for some surprises, because some of the pieces are very rare and highly unusual. It's worth paying some extra rupees for the photography permit!
There is also a gallery dedicated to the (Buddhist) Bagh cave paintings, which serves more as a teaser, as it contains only tired replicas, and the originals are, as far as I could tell, no longer open to visitors. One can only hope that one day this Ellora of Madhya Pradesh will be restored and accessible.
Other rooms and galleries are devoted to coins, stamps, textiles, archives, but by the time we reached them we were quite tired, so we visited only the Royal Collection and kept the rest for another time. The Royal Collection consists of artefacts purchased or received as gifts by the Nawabs and Begums during their rule. Some are travel souvenirs, others objects of daily use. It's a small but fascinating collection and I wish it had better descriptions. There is a delicate silver filigree object supporting a number of very fine miniature painted medallions that look vaguely Mongolian. I'd love to know more about it but it's described as "Photo Frame."
The museum regularly hosts special exhibitions and events.There is a little bookshop by the ticket booth and a decent restaurant just outside which is shared with the Tribal Museum.
Written October 30, 2017
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