Archeological Museum - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Fatehpur Sikri Railway Station): 1 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Inside Jama Masjid Complex

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1.5 km from Fatehpur Sikri Railway Station, Archaeological Museum is situated about 100 m from Diwan-i-Am in Fatehpur Sikri Fort. The structure housing the Archaeological Museum is known as Treasury Building, a centrally protected monument. It was built during Akbar's period. It was in a dilapidated condition and Archaeological Survey of India restored it extensively during 2002-04.

The Museum showcases both pre-Mughal and Mughal artifacts excavated at Fatehpur Sikri. There are four galleries in the Museum. First Gallery displays the objects including micro lithic stone tools of pre-historic period collected during surface exploration from Rasulpur and Patsal near Fatehpur Sikri, Ochre Coloured Pottery, Painted and plain grey ware pot shreds, associated Black and Red ware shreds of Painted Grey Ware culture of early Iron Age, Kushana period from excavation near Hada Mahal and Red ware pottery of different shapes from excavation at Bir Chhabili Tila.

Jain sculptures discovered from excavation at Bir Chhabili Tila near Fatehpur Sikri are displayed in Second Gallery. The images include Sruti Devi Jaina Saraswati which is displayed as this centerpiece of this gallery. In addition, image of Yakshini Ambika, 1st tirthankara Adinatha in Kayotsarga, Adinatha image in Padmasana posture and 3rd Jaina tirthankara Sambhavanatha in Kayotsarga posture are displayed here. Most of the tirthankara images contain Nagari script inscription on the pedestal providing valuable historical information.

Small stone sculptures, miniature human heads in stone, terracotta animal figurines, terracotta human figurines, terracotta gamesmen and metal objects like iron axe, iron clamp, copper bell, bowl etc. from excavations at Fatehpur Sikri belonging to different cultural periods from early iron age to Mughal period are on displayed in the 3rd Gallery.

Terracotta lamps of different types discovered from excavations at Fatehpur Sikri including Bir Chhabili Tila, Miniature pots, vases, are displayed in the last gallery. Jewellery molds in stone and terracotta, beads of terracotta, semi-precious stones, bone stylus etc. are also displayed in the museum.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Friday.

Entry: Free.