Assam Rajyik State Museum

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priteshkulkarni
Pune, India4,595 contributions
Culture and History
Feb 2020 • Couples
Assam state museum is nice place to see the culture and history of Assam state. It opens at 10AM till 5PM. Around 2 hours is required to see the entire place. Due to time crunch we unable to see everything. Good to visit
Written March 7, 2020
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robinsongreat007
Bharuch, India1,028 contributions
Nice Museum
Sep 2019
Assam Rajyik State Museum is nice option to update the knowledge of Assam.
How people are staying with life style , local culture.
Beautiful and maintained Museum
Written December 26, 2019
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Jajabor
Guwahati, India1,473 contributions
State Museum
Nov 2019 • Solo
People travelling to Assam should visit the museum for easy understanding about rich history of the state. Situated in prime location and easy to locate.
Written November 18, 2019
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Durlav
North Lakhimpur, India4 contributions
Museum
Dec 2018 • Family
Assam State Museum,�also known as Assam Rajyik State Museum, is located in the heart of Guwahati city in Dighali Pukhuri tank. It is one of the most famous museums of the North- East India that gives insights into the rich culture of ancient history and as well as the modern history of North-East India. Its prominent location in the center of the city attracts a large number of history buffs and tourists visiting Guwahati
Written October 19, 2019
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Nish0901
New Delhi, India1,147 contributions
Nice Museum
Aug 2019
Visit this museum if you want to know about Assam. A lots of artifacts are displayed here in a nicely manner. It takes 2 -3 hours to see this museum. Must visit.
Written August 13, 2019
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KA461
Mangalore, India155 contributions
History, Culture, Collection of Artifacts, Way of life, Traditional clothes of the tribes
Apr 2019 • Family
If you would like to know about the civilizations and tribes of Assam state- you would find everything in a nutshell over here.
The weapons for attack, defense and hunting are a standout for me- Everything from claws, knives, swords, bow and arrows, spears can be seen in the museum.
The Agricultural tools, fishing methods, tribal clothing, dance forms give you a sense of the way of life.
Value for your time and money.
Written July 22, 2019
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Discover56916873036
Hyderabad, India44 contributions
Excellent collection of historical artefacts
May 2019 • Family
Must visit and spend atleast 1 hour as the museum has got numerous historical artefacts depicting the Assamese and other NE states culture.
Written May 15, 2019
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wjw2018
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa645 contributions
Whiling away a few hours immersed in culture
Jan 2019 • Solo
I love to visit museums when I'm travelling because they give a great insight into the history of each place along the way. This museum is sited in a grand building, well signed. The entrance fee is practically nothing, and the ticket price is the same for Indians as foreigners which is refreshing when compared to other cities like Kolkata and Delhi where foreigners really get hammered on entrance fees. There's several floors of exhibit rooms, but also some areas that are closed or under renovation. Each room has a title so you know what to expect of the displays. There were many stone sculptures which were very fascinating and located in a multi-level room with interesting design. One of the rooms had a mock-up of what it would be like walking through a tribal home. The display cabinets of all the many tribes in the Assam and North East region was particularly valuable at shedding light on how different each tribe's culture really is. There are lots of fabrics on display from all over Assam and the North Eastern states too. I thoroughly enjoyed this museum and look forward to seeing it again when its renovations have been completed and the other rooms opened up.
Written February 3, 2019
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Somaseshu Gutala
Bengaluru, India1,195 contributions
About Assam State Museum, Guwahati
Nov 2018 • Family
This Museum is a worth-visiting place as it gives a clear picture of Assamese rich culture and art besides the varied traditions and cultures of Northeastern states in general. This museum is located on GNB Road at the southern end of the Dighali Pukhuri Tank. The building looks very big with a beautiful garden in the front. It is one of India’s largest multipurpose museums having more than twelve galleries. Out of the 14,000 objects collected nearly five thousand objects are kept on display in various sections.

In manuscript Section ancient manuscripts in Assamese, Tai, and Myanmarese written on barks of trees are seen. In Arms and Ammunition section swords, daggers and shields used by Ahom kings and ammunitions of Koch and Mughal kings along with modern weapons and ammunition used by Japanese during II world War are seen. The cannons and cannon balls used by Ahom soldiers in wars are also displayed.

In Pre-historic section specimens made of stone, wood, metal and terracotta objects belonging to Indus Valley Civilisation (Harappa and Mohenjodaro) and terracotta objects found in Assam and Northeast India are displayed. In Numuismatic and Sculptures section coins belonging to Ahom and Moghul periods are seen. A coin cabinet holding more than six thousand coins of reveals the large collection of coins of different periods and cultures. The metal statues of Durga, Vishnu and Nataraja are some of the attractive objects in this section.

In Epigraphy section copper plates and stone slabs with inscriptions describing victories, land grants and about construction of temples are seen. These inscriptions dating from fifth to eighteenth century are written in Sanskrit and Assamese in various scripts. In Sculptures and Handicrafts section sculptures of Vishnu, Durga, Surya and Shiva are seen. Objects made of bamboo and metal show the skills of folk art.

In Ethnography section artifacts of ethnic communities of Assam such as Bodo,Rabha, Dimasa,Tiwa,Karbi,Sonowal and Kachari are displayed.Traditional homemade textiles, clay flute and ethnic dress items are seen. In Natural History section models of Rhinoceros, crocodiles, birds, moths and butterflies are displayed.
On the ground floor a replica of Assamese cottage with various domestic tools and weapons are beautifully re-created. The local musical instruments, the village assembly, the festive celebration of tribal society are very picturesque and impressive. In the library established on 26th January,1984 one can see a very rich collection of periodicals, journals and books relating to art, culture, mythology. There is a conservation laboratory here which preserves and restores old sculptures, manuscripts, old coins, garments, sculptures and paintings. Nearly two thousand objects are preserved in this section.

The Museum authorities recently celebrated their 79th foundation day. They declared that they would develop the museum into a world-class museum and would also host a south-east Asian gallery. Really one feels that one has entered a new world and got a new glimpse of Assamese and Northeastern way of life and about their arts and traditions.
This museum was founded by Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti (Assam Research Society) in 1940 and was later taken over by the state Government in 1953. The working hours of this museum are from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. every day except on Monday and second and fourth Saturdays. The entry fee is Rs.10/- per person and for taking photos a special ticket for Rs.20/ is to be taken. In winter the opening hours are from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Written January 29, 2019
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Needysingh
Hong Kong26 contributions
Nice collection
Dec 2018 • Family
The museum had a lot of information on Assam and the neighbouring States. Lot of historical stuff and also information on the tribes there. Well displayed exhibitions.
Written January 8, 2019
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