About the walk

The Indian Museum is the oldest museum in India, and was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1814. With numerous galleries and displays on art, archaeology, geology, zoology and anthropology, the museum is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture, a part of the Government of India. From the story of its foundation to the long list of eminent personalities associated with it, the Indian Museum has a long  and interesting history.  It houses numerous collections of artefacts and antiques that showcase our marvellous culture and history.

This walk through the museum aims at discussing the role of the museum itself as an institutional part of history. We will also visit a few galleries such as the Terracotta display, the Decorative Arts gallery, and the Gandhara and Archaeology galleries.

 

This guided tour is free.

 

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
11:15 am
Kolkata | |

Exploring the Galleries of the Indian Museum

Led By

Pallabi Bagchi

Meeting Time

11:15 AM

Meeting point

In front of the Indian Museum ticket counter

Nearest Bus/Metro station

Park Street metro station

About the walk

The Indian Museum is the oldest museum in India, and was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1814. With numerous galleries and displays on art, archaeology, geology, zoology and anthropology, the museum is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture, a part of the Government of India. From the story of its foundation to the long list of eminent personalities associated with it, the Indian Museum has a long  and interesting history.  It houses numerous collections of artefacts and antiques that showcase our marvellous culture and history.

This walk through the museum aims at discussing the role of the museum itself as an institutional part of history. We will also visit a few galleries such as the Terracotta display, the Decorative Arts gallery, and the Gandhara and Archaeology galleries.

 

This guided tour is free.

 

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Please Note

  • No parking facilities available near meeting point. We recommend that you take the metro or any other form of public transport.
  • An entry fee of Rs 50 is to be paid by each participant.
  • Photography is allowed if you buy a permission ticket at the booth outside. Charges for phone photography (Rs 50) and camera  photography (Rs 100) are to be borne by the participants.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and carry a water bottle and an umbrella or raincoat.