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Museums in Bhopal

A home to prized collections of sculptures and antiques from far and wide, Bhopal is one of the most visited tourist sites of Madhya Pradesh. Gifted with vibrant landscapes, rich flora and imposing hills, it is one such place where one can experience the mixture of old era and modern period. The distinctiveness of this place lies in the truth that, possibly it would be the only Indian city which was under the control of great begums over centuries. The remains of the ancient time display in the museums, havelis and majestic mosques. These antiques show an amazing amalgamation of European, Islam and Hindu style structural design. It is indeed refurbished into a beautiful city decorated by its splendid past.

The antiquities preserved in these museums set it apart from the other museums in the country. Taking a glimpse of the rich heritage will render you with wholesome experience that will be etched in your mind forever.

State Museum Bhopalstate-museum-bhopal Perched on the charming Shamla Hills near the regional science center in Bhopal, State Museum comprises 16 galleries, classed item wise including excavated objects, paintings, textiles, pre-historic articles, epigraphs, sculptures, miniatures, autographs and royal collection of the state of Madhya Pradesh. A large number of domestic and international travelers pay a visit to this museum every year from different parts of the globe.

Address: Shamla Hills, TT Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Timing: 10 am to 5pm
Closed: Monday and Public Holidays

Birla Museum Bhopal Displaying the rich and diverse culture of Madhya Pradesh, Birla Museum holds an important place amongst museums and monuments of Bhopal. It puts on view many objects from the ancient time onwards. Various artifacts at this museum will grab the attention of the visitors. There is a beautiful model of Bhimbetka rock shelter that will make the bystander flabbergast. All those interested in archeology will be truly overwhelmed by the exhibit of stone sculptures ranging from 7th - 13th centuries.

Address: Vallabh Bhavan, Bhopal
Timing: 9 am to 5pm
Closed: Monday and Public Holidays

Bharat Bhavan Bhopalbharat-bhawan-bhopal A main tourist destination in Bhopal, Bharat Bhavan is a multi-art complex created in the year 1982 overlooking the upper lake. It has an art gallery, a studio, libraries, an auditorium and a fine art workshop. In addition to this, the famous artists, dancers, theater personalities and musicians have been welcomed here to carry out workshop.

Address: J. Swamination Marg, Shamla Hills, Bhopal
Timing: 10:30 am - 5pm
Closed: Monday

Central Museum Bhopal With its precious artifacts, Central Museum puts on view a superb picture of the state's rich culture and heritage. Woodcarvings, coins, paintings, Porcelain object and local handicrafts have been put on display at this museum.

Timing: 10:30 am to 5pm
Closed: Sunday and Public Holidays