Best time to visit11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open hours10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Things to doMuseum tours
BudgetRs 10 for Indians, Rs 150 for foreigners
Best MonthsAll year
Contact91 33 2249 9902
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples, Friends, Solo
Rank21 out of 199 attractions in Kolkata
Built in the Italian style in the year 1875, this is one of the oldest museums of the world and also the largest of the country. This was built by the asiatic Society and was opened to the public in the present location in the year 1878. There are three floors of the museum with over 60 galleries and also a library and a publication unit. This is a round building with a fountain seating arrnagement in the middle. The museum halls are divided under six main sectors- Art, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology, Industry and Zoology.
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Reviews • 2
It is the largest and the oldest museum of India. It has rare collections of armour, ornaments, antiques, skeletons and Mughal paintings.
This Museum is by far the best museum I've been to. From History, to Biology to evolution to textile to god knows what! This museum seems to never end! A must visit for nerds... kidding! A must visit for everyone! Local's tip: Make sure you use to Metro to reach this place. It's fun and it's also for free. Remember to pay for your camera and video cameras if you wish to take pictures there. You don't want to land in trouble without the pass, do you?