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Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a museum that could be in 1850 or 1900 and has hardly moved on. The stuffed tiger had seen better days. But it was a wonderful first stop. There are mammoth teeth and reconstructed old temple bits, and jars and art and textiles and all sorts. We spent a really contented two hours just wandering from room to room with delight. The museum is carrying out a modernisation programme, so some bits were closed off. It doesn't matter. It's just a joy to enter a new room (oh look -t's about tea plantations). This place is an experience worth making time for if you are in Kolkata.

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed February 17, 2015

This museum has an amazing collection, but it is poorly laid out and sometimes seems needlessly embarrassed of its colonial roots. However, perseverance will lead you to see some wonderful sculptures and other exhibits. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed January 30, 2015

The Bharhut Gallery in this museum is part of the famous, and well-maintained Buddhist Stupa in Madhya Pradesh. It depicts relief figures from 2nd century B.C. in a vivid manner, also scenes of everyday life.

Also nice sculptures of the Buddha, and of Nataraja (dancing Shiva) and other deities. There is also a Natural Museum section upstairs, and the skeleton of a huge Dinosaur, excavated not far from Kolkata, and numismatic collection. A nice green park inside to hang out. Unfortunately too often visited by classes of school-children, like most important museums in India: So best to be visited it on a Saturday or Sunday.

Date of experience: February 2014
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Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

The Indian Museum/Jadughar in Kolkata is a vast endless ocean of what not things starting from the mummies of Egypt to geological rocks to paleontology & glimpses of history. One can never finish exploring the Jadughar in one day. Even it calls you back for more. Has an enormous skeleton of the blue whale.

Too bad the Indian & the state govt. do not take enough good care of such a plethora of priceless possessions & displays.

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Reviewed January 20, 2015

Billed as having been recently renovated, this museum is cheap to visit and actually has quite a range of artifacts housed within it's very grand building. Unfortunately the poor condition of many of these artifacts, and the absence of any useful information for many items, rather undermines what could have been a very good museum. Hey ho! It was worth a try.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Graham B
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