Archaeological Museum Khajuraho in Khajuraho

This museum gives you a peek into the history of Khajuraho.

This museum gives you a peek into the history of Khajuraho. | Photo credit: Jeff Hart/Flickr

Archaeological Museum Khajuraho Overview

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The Archaeological Museum Khajuraho, a noted tourist attraction of the destination, gives insight into the royal past of India. Khajuraho has been identified as UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to its beautiful temples with the erotic carvings. Though most of the temples here are well-preserved, some are partially in ruins. This museum was established with the aim to protect the ancient sculptures and remains of those temples.

W.A. Jardine, an ex-officer of the British government posted in Bundelkhand, was behind the foundation of this museum. Initially, the remnants of the temples were assembled and preserved in an enclosure near the Matangeshwar Temple.

This open-air museum was known as Jardine Museum but in the year 1952, the Archaeological Survey of India took over and renamed it as the Archaeological Museum. The present museum was established in 1967 and comprises five galleries that have sculptures symbolic of the Jaina, Brahmanical and Buddhist faiths.

  • Opening Closing Time 05:00 am - 12:00 pm
    04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
    Open all days

  • Entrance Fee Rs. 5 (Free for Children up to 15 years)

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Khajuraho, 464661, District Chattarpur, Madhya Pradesh