Guwahati, the beautiful capital city of Assam, is a place of rich history and traditions that are greatly reflected in its art and culture. The museums of Guwahati showcase best collections of elegant pieces of rare artifacts and relics dating back to the ancient times. The museums include the finest metal work of prehistoric era, items made from terracotta, tribal arts and manuscripts. The desire to get an insight about the culture and history of the place compels the people to add a visit to the magnificent museums in their travel itinerary plan besides visiting other popular places of the city.
Given below is a famous museum in Guwahati that is worth a visit to have an unforgettable experience:
Assam State Museum The museum exhibits the unique culture, tradition and diversity of Assam culture. It was established in 1940 located at the southern end of Dighalipukhuri water tank. The collection includes some of the bygone era metal work, ivory paintings, folk art, copper plate inscriptions of 5th and 12 century, bamboo items, royal garments, coins and musical instruments. There is also a well stocked library in the museum that contains books and journals on various fields like the art, biography mythology and encyclopedic works. The proximity of museum to the Guwahati railway station (10 minute walk) and Guwahati Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (24 km) makes it one of the popular attractions of the city.
Address: Gopinath Bordoloi Rd, Mawhati, Ambari, Guwahati, Assam 781001 Timing: 10 am to 5 pm (summer) and 10 am t to 4.30 pm (winters) Closed: Monday, 2nd and 4th Saturdays and Government Holidays and Public Holidays