States Odisha Museums Tribal Museum

Tribal Museum Odisha

Such is the charm of Tribal Museum that over time it has been one of the top tourist attractions in Odisha for all ages of people. Located in the capital city of Bhubaneswar, the museum showcases the culture and livelihood of tribal people of Odisha through a rare collection of clothes, jewellery, musical instruments, tools, weapons, and more. Established in 1953, the Tribal Museum is also revered as ‘Museum of Man’ and is one of the popular tourist attractions in Bhubaneswar. The museum includes 5 life-sized tribal huts built by the local tribal artists. These dwellings represent the tribes of Juang, Santal, Saora, Gadaba, and Kandha. Along with that, the museum also includes 5 halls that display a great assortment of arts and artefacts depicting the tribal lifestyle. The first one includes personal adornments. However, the second and third showcase personal belongings, paintings, art, photographs, weapons of offence and defence, and hunting & fishing implements. The fourth gallery consists of housing object and agricultural implements. Lastly, the fifth hall boasts an assortment of dance, dhokra items, and musical instruments. In total, there are more than 1900 artefacts that give a great insight into tribal people, their culture, and way of living.

Visiting Timing:

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday Closed)

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