The city of Kolkata in West Bengal is known as the City of Joy as it is a lively city and a city of palaces as it is full of mansions and buildings. The city has numerous parks, bridges, a majestic Garden of Eden, temples, libraries, statues and memorials, and even a museum.
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Here is a list of famous museums in Kolkata, India.
1. Indian Museum:
Founded in 1814, the Indian Museum is the oldest museum in India. It has six sections, Archaeology, Art, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Botany, spread across 35 galleries. It houses rare antiques, ornaments, skeletons, Egyptian mummies, animal dummies and more.
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2. Netaji Bhawan:
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s home was transformed into his memorial, telling us about his life and everything he fought for freedom. The museum displays his used objects. Inside were his desk, his bed, his clothes, shoes, the pen he used to write on, the “kagi” costume he used to wear, and some weapons and ammunition.
3. Marble Palace:
The Marble Palace is a mansion made of marble on the north side of the city, built in the late 1800s. It is one of those well maintained mansions since its inception and looks very classy. It was made by a wealthy art-loving businessman, and the house features Western sculpture, Victorian furniture, and paintings by Indian and European artists. In addition to this, it has chandeliers, old clocks, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and more.
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4. Academy of Fine Arts:
The Academy of Fine Arts in the oldest art gallery in India. It has paintings by different famous artists from all over India in different galleries; it also has a space for exhibitions in schools or other institutions. The art gallery is connected to the theatre stage of the regular theatre of interest to the people of Kolkata.
5. Birla Industrial Technology Museum:
The Birla Museum of Industry and Technology on Gurusaday Dutt Road is managed by the National Council of Science Museums. It was the first science museum established in India in 1954. Chief among them is information on Birlas’ industrial and commercial enterprises. They illustrate in biotechnology, life sciences, mathematics, television, transportation, and hold regular events and programs to keep those involved knowledgeable.
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6. Victoria Memorial Hall:
The Victoria Memorial Hall was built by the Indian Ministry of Culture during the British rule to commemorate Queen Victoria. After the Queen’s death, Lord Curzon took the initiative to erect a monument with a garden, pictures, statues, and display the history of India through various objects. There is also a library inside the memorial. It is believed to be the Taj Mahal in Kolkata.
7. Police Museum:
The Kolkata Police Museum is a repository of documents, photographs, weapons and ammunition (such as guns, swords, knives, bombs), as well as the history of the Kolkata police and the clothing there. They show how the police have supported ordinary people from the past to the present.
8. Asutosh Museum of Indian Art:
The Asutosh Museum of Indian Art is located on the campus of the University of Calcutta. It is named after the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Sir Asutosh. The main purpose of the museum is to collect specimens from the stage of Indian art, with an emphasis on Bengali art.
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9. Guru Sadi Museum:
The Gurusadhi Museum on Diamond Harbor houses a collection of Bengali folk art including handicrafts, terracotta warriors, kantha stitches, folk quilt stitches and more. It was established by Sir Guru Saday Dutt, hence the name.