Kangra Art Museum in Dharamshala

Admire beautiful Kangra paintings at the Kangra Art Museum

Admire beautiful Kangra paintings at the Kangra Art Museum | Photo credit: Anilbhardwajnoida/Wikimedia

Kangra Art Museum Overview

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The Kangra Art Museum is a fascinating museum displaying artifacts from Tibetan and Buddhist cultures. Inaugurated in 1990, the museum has preserved a treasure trove from Kangra valley’s cultural past, crafts, arts and other ancient artifacts including miniature paintings, temple carvings, fabrics and embroidery, weapons, and palanquins belonging to local royalty.

It has a collection of rare pottery, coin memorabilia, sculptures and anthropological materials. It showcases jewelry of various tribes, embroidered costumes and wooden carvings. Some of the items displayed in the museum go back to 5th century. A section in the museum is also dedicated to contemporary artists and photographers.

Located close to the bus station in Dharamshala, you can spend about an hour exploring the museum.

  • Opening Closing Time 10 am to 1.30 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm (Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays)

  • Entrance Fee Rs. 10 (Indian), Rs. 50 (Foreigner)

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Location

Near Kotwali Bazaar, Dharamshala