Himachal State Museum in Shimla

Himachal State Museum Overview

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The Himachal State Museum is a colonial building that was built in the year 1974 with the aim of preserving the state's rich cultural and archaeological artefacts. Surrounding the museum are sprawling lawns that greatly enhance its beauty.

The museum is divided into many galleries, including Rajasthan Miniature Painting, Photographs and Pahari Miniature Painting that attract general visitors. The Pre-Historic and Archaeology galleries are worth exploring for historians, archaeologists and subject scholars.

From rare sculptures and beautiful paintings to old coins and exquisite handicrafts, the museum has a lot on display. The most striking of all the items are the stone works of Bajaura and Masrur belonging to the 8th century. The Pahari miniatures and Mughal and Rajasthani paintings are among the museum's proud possessions. Do not miss to check out the unique collection of Himachali dolls in the museum.

There is also a library at the museum that stocks several historical books and manuscripts. It is a perfect place for art lovers and people who want to know about the history and culture of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Opening Closing Time 10:00 am – 05:00 pm. Open all days, except Monday

  • Entrance Fee Rs. 10 for Indians<br /> Rs. 50 for Foreigners<br />

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Mall Road, Shimla, 171001, Himachal Pradesh