Best time to visitN/A
Open hours9 am to 5 pm throughout the week, except on Friday when the museum is closed.
Things to doMake use of the paid guide facility and the touch screen kiosks that provide information about the items that are on display.
BudgetChildren below the age of 15 can enter this museum free of cost while INR 5.00 is charged for adults.
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesCouples, Families, Friends
Rank17 out of 41 attractions in Khajuraho
A decision in the year 1905 was taken by the then government of India to display and preserves the precious artifacts and items found at the excavations at Sarnath. This led to the birth of a site museum at Sarnath that is considered to be the oldest in the fold of the Archeological Survey of India. The brain child of the Director General of Archeology at that period, Sir John Marshall and executed by James Ransome who was the Consulting Architect, the Archeological Museum was inaugurated in 1910 and houses five large galleries and two verandahs that display the items. The museum also has a coffee shop for one to grab a quick bite. Wheelchairs and ramps are provided to help the specially-able people navigate through the museum.