Bishnupur Museum - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Bishnupur Bus Station): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: At Dalmadal Para

Transportation Options: Cab / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Jor Bangla Temple and 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Bishnupur Museum is a museum located at Dalmadal Para in Bishnupur town of West Bengal. Officially known as Acharya Jogesh Chandra Purakriti Bhawan, it is one of the prime places to visit in Bishnupur.

Established in 1951, Bishnupur Museum is the only museum in the entire district of Bankura related to art and archaeology. The museum is now under the control of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Ministry of Information and Culture, Government of West Bengal. The museum has nearly 5000 manuscripts, 100 sculptures of the 10th-12th century CE, British history and several invaluable specimens of textiles, various photographs, and folk arts and crafts.

From microliths of the Mesolithic era to sculptures of the 12th century, the museum has an invaluable collection. This Museum accounts for the coins and artifacts from the very ancient days of rulers in Bishnupur, starting from the Gupta kings to the Pal kingdom. Also, there are contemporary art and paintings, manuscripts and rare photographs. The museum also contains a music gallery and a tribal art gallery which is often overlooked.

Timings: 11 AM - 6.30 PM

Entry: Rs. 5 for Person