9 am to 5 pm throughout the week, except on Friday when the museum is closed.
Make use of the paid guide facility and the touch screen kiosks that provide information about the items that are on display.
Children below the age of 15 can enter this museum free of cost while INR 5.00 is charged for adults.
All year
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17 out of 41 attractions in Khajuraho

Archaeological Museum 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.
   For in-depth knowledge about chandela history and architecture of the temples, this should not be missed. If  you are on a budget visit here first, and won't need a guide. We visited here afterwards and it was an immersive experience.    We continued our exploration to eastern and southern group of temples scattered all over the village with a local guide. He had various legends and folklores to narrate and we were interestingly all ears.     These temples have a lot to offer. Some carvings are really unique and can't even seen on western group of temples. The only temple facing west, Chaturbhuj temple is a must visit at the sunset.   After a tiring day, we went watch Light and sound show at the western group of temples in the evening. The story is narrated by a master sculptor starting with a folklore and continued with the history of temples and chandela kings. It was pompous and spectacular.