Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha is famous for beautiful temples. Apart from this, the capital city also boasts of certain eclectic museums and art galleries. The museums contain pre-historic sculptures, rare manuscripts, age-old coins and other artifacts that offer an insight into the lifestyle of the ancient rulers.
1. Odisha State Museum
Odisha State Museum is a worthy place to visit for students and history lovers. It was founded by two famous historians named Professor N.C. Banerjee and Professor Ghanshyam Dash of Ravenshaw College in the year 1932. The museum’s amazing collection of coins and plates of copper, stone inscriptions, sculptures, rare manuscripts on palm leaves, age-old bronze tools and traditional musical instruments are must to see.
The Epigraphy Gallery of the museum contains rare epigraphic records. One can find beautiful miniature painting, patta paintings, brassware, stone sculptures and very well known silver filigree work of Odisha in the Handicraft Museum.
Address: Near Kalpana Square, BJB Nagar, Lewis Road, Bhubaneswar
Timing: 10:00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed: Monday and Public Holidays
2. Regional Museum of Natural History