The Uncle Robin’s children museum is located on the main road of the Golaghat town and is a notable tourist attraction of the place. Dr. Robin Banerjee established this children’s museum in the district of Golaghat and you can see this museum within his residence. He was born in Murshidabad and after completing his medical studies from UK, he joined the British army in year 1937. Later on he came to Assam and worked under a Scottish doctor. It was during this time that he became well versed with the traditions and culture followed in the state. The doctor was attracted by the flora and fauna of the state, and thus he decided to settle down in Assam and started working at the Dhansiri Medical Association near Kaziranga. But unfortunately Dr. Robin could not fulfill his dream of building a museum in the district and passed away. This museum is a tribute to this famous naturalist where you can see several mementos, artifacts, dolls and other personal collections of Dr. Banerjee. The museum showcases many paintings done by him and lively photographs related to wildlife clicked by Dr. Banerjee during his stay in Assam. There are 93 artifacts preserved in the museum among which the notable ones are a horse made of Turquoise and a head hunting basket of Naga Warrior. The museum also houses several important documentary files dated from 1953 to 1998.
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This museum is a special attraction for the children where they can see around 587 different kinds of dolls that are displayed here. The museum also has beautiful showpieces which Dr. Banerjee received as gifts during his travel to different parts of the world. Since the district has no other museum, the Uncle Robin’s children museum is a boon for the people living here and has also generated tourism for this place.
The Golaghat district has an easy access from all the major cities of Assam and the local transport is also smooth and easily available.
For the local sightseeing purposes, there are many rental cars and buses that would take you from Golaghat central to the museum.
Best Time to Visit
Trip to the Golaghat district is best enjoyed during the winter months when the climate is apt for holidaying and your exploring hours at the museum will also be pleasant. The museum gates remain open from Monday to Friday from morning 10am to 1pm in the afternoon and then again open from 2pm to 4pm.