List of Museums in India

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This is a list of museums in India by state.

Contents

Objectives of initiative

Context

Museums are important institutions for the GLAM initiatives. There is no complete and reliable list Museums across the country.

Museums can come under various jurisdictions:

  • Archaeological survey of India
  • Central ministries - Culture, Rail, etc
  • State archaeology departments
  • Run by public sectors
  • Private ownership
  • Run by Trusts or NGOs

Museums can cover various themes:

  • Heritage
  • Archaeological
  • Art and Crafts
  • Folk forms/culture
  • Science
  • and more...

What needs to be done?

Catalog and compile a reliable list of Museums for each of the states and UTs in the country. This will need to done by reviewing various sources online, state and central departments.

Subsequently a subset of these will be chosen for specific initiatives.

Call for volunteers

We are calling for volunteers to assist with this compilation. We need one volunteer for each of the states.

Please volunteer here:

  1. Karnataka - Arunram
  2. <Andhra Pradesh> - <cbrao>
  3. Maharashtra - Nikita

Museums

Museums in Karnataka

GLAM task force volunteer: Arunram

S.No Museum Name Type Jurisdiction Established City Notes Volunteer
1. Bangalore Museum Archaeological Directorate of Archaeology & Museums, Karnataka 1886 Bangalore Collection of archaeological and geological artifacts including oldjewellery, sculpture, coins and inscriptions. <volunteer>
2 Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum Science Museum National Council of Science Museums 1965 Bangalore Artefacts related to Engines, transportation, telecommunication, aviation, rockets, computational device <volunteer>
3 Aerospace Museum (en) Aerospace HAL 2001 Bangalore Showcases of Indian aviation industry & HAL. Aircraft, helicopters, engine models, Flight simulators, a mock Air Traffic Control Tower. <volunteer>
4 Karnataka Folk Museum Folk life, art Janapada trust <established>> Bangalore Folk puppets, costumes, utensils, instruments, weapons and masks. Folk music collections and folk dance videotapes. <volunteer>
5 Gandhi Bhavan Gandhi's life Gandhi Smarak Nidhi 1965 Bangalore Gandhi photo gallery, letters, library, audio visuals. <volunteer>
6 Regional Museum of Natural History (en) Faunal and geological wealth Ministry of Env and Forests 1995 Mysore <notes> <volunteer>
7 Folklore Museum (en) Folklore exhibits University of Mysore 1968 Mysore 6500 exhibits covering folklore, large dolls, literature & art. <volunteer>
8 Jayachamarajendra Museum (en) Art Gallery and Palace <jurisdiction> 1915 Mysore 2000+ paintings of Mysore, Mughal, Shantiniketan styles. Ravivarma and Roerich's work. <volunteer>
9 Mysore Rail Museum (en) Rail heritage. Indian Railways 1979 Mysore Photos & objects related to the development of rail. Royal coaches of Mysore Maharaja from 1899. <volunteer>
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Museums in New Delhi

GLAM task force volunteer: <please volunteer>

S.No Museum Name Type Under Jurisdiction Established City State Notes Volunteer
# <museum name> <type> <jurisdiction> <established>> <city> <state> <notes> <volunteer>
# <museum name> <type> <jurisdiction> <established>> <city> <state> <notes> <volunteer>
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Starter list for New Delhi

  • Air Force Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Archaeological Museum
  • National Philatelic Museum
  • National Crafts Museum
  • National Police Museum
  • Gandhi Museum
  • National Science Centre Museum
  • Gandhi Smriti Museum
  • National Rail Museum
  • Ghalib Museum & Library
  • Nehru Museum and Planetarium
  • Indian War Memorial Museum
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial
  • Sanskriti Kendra Terracotta & Metal Museum
  • Malliah Memorial theater and Craft Museum
  • National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Tibet House Museum
  • Shankar's International Dolls Museum
  • National Children's Museum

Museums in Maharashtra

GLAM task force volunteer: <please volunteer>

S.No Museum Name Type Under Jurisdiction Established City State Notes Volunteer
# <museum name> <type> <jurisdiction> <established>> <city> <state> <notes> <volunteer>
# <museum name> <type> <jurisdiction> <established>> <city> <state> <notes> <volunteer>
# <museum name> <type> <jurisdiction> <established>> <city> <state> <notes> <volunteer>
  • Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Palace, Kolhapur [1]
  • Siddhagiri Gramjivan Museum, near Kolhapur [2]
  • Numismatic Museum, Nasik
  • Shree Bhavani Museum,Aundh,Satara.

Start list for Mumbai

Start list for Pune

Museums in Andhra Pradesh

GLAM task force volunteer: <please volunteer>

S.No Museum Name Type Under Jurisdiction Established City State Notes Volunteer
1. Salarjung Museum <state?> <year> Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh Once a Private collection <volunteer>
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# <museum name> <type> <jurisdiction> <established>> <city> <state> <notes> <volunteer>

Starter list for Hyderabad

Museums in Assam

GLAM task force volunteer: Arunram <p>

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Museums to be tabulated

Gujarat state

Ahmedabad

Tamilnadu state

Chennai

Madurai

Ootacamund

Cuddalore

  • Cuddalore Central Museum, collection of ancient coinage and currency, preserved extinct animals (stuffed), minerals, rocks, ancient armours and weaponry. Museum of natural history, geology and human history and culture. Ancient sculptures and inscriptions are present.

Other states

Aligarh

Chandigarh

Dharamsala

Kanpur

Kolkata

Mathura

Old Goa


Notes

  1. official site

S.No Museum Name Type Jurisdiction Established City Notes Volunteer
1. State Museum] Archaeological 1886 Gauhati. <volunteer>
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