Odisha State Museum, Bhubaneswar

Odisha State Museum


About the Museum

Though the building which currently houses the museum came into existence in 1960, this beautifully curated museum was originated in the year 1932 & owes its origins to two noted historians Prof. N.C. Banerjee and Prof Ghanshyam Dash of the prestigious Ravenshaw College, Cuttack.
Both the esteemed professors started collecting archaeological treasures of the state and established the museum in the college premises.
In the year 1938, Govt of Odisha converted it into a provisional museum by passing a decree. Subsequently the state capital shifted from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar and the museum was shifted and finally found a permanent residing place.
The museum grew manifold under the aegis of the then Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Harekrushna Mahatab who was a noted historian himself.
The museum exhibits a range of rare timeless antiquities which are divided into eleven segments like archaeology, art and craft, palm leaf manuscripts , numismatics, armoury, etc to name a few.
The manuscript gallery is a section worth your time; these delicate yet rare scriptures are amongst the largest collection in the country and sheds light on the manifested culture of Odisha. The museum is truly a repository of artistic expression for generations.
The newly opened Paika Rebellion gallery to commemorate the 200th Year of the uprising of the Paika’s against the British is an added attraction. The Paika gallery as of now opens at 2pm till 5pm

Location: Near Kalpana Square, BJB Nagar, Lewis Road
Timing: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed on Mondays and Odisha Government holidays
Entry fee for Indians– Rs.10/-
Entry fee for Children – Rs.2/-
Entry fee for Foreigners- Rs.100/-
For more details log onto the website –www.odishamuseum.nic.in


Heritage Links

In And Around Lingaraj Temple

Bhubaneswar is known as the City of Temples, the old town part is dotted with many beautiful temples which are reminiscent of a glorious past. The Lingaraj Temple being the epitome. We have jotted down a few of the famous temples that showcase the heritage of the state.

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