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Patna Museum


Patna Museum is the state museum of the Indian state of Bihar also known as 'Jadu Ghar' in Hindi. Started on 3 April 1917 during the British Raj to house the historical artifacts of the periods belonging to Mauryan, Sunga, Gupta, Kushan, Mughals and British era. It was built in the style of Mughal and Rajput architecture.


The Museum was built by the British to conserve and display the historical artifacts found in the region of the state capital. The concept of having a museum arose in 1912 after separating of Bihar and Bengal. Patna Museum started in 1915 from the commissioner's bungalow, on the campus of A. N. Sinha Institute. In 1925 the land that was chosen for the museum, was on Patna-Gaya road (now Budh Marg).In 1928 the two-storeyed building, designed by Rai Bahadur Bishnu Swarup, was completed. It was opened as the first museum of the Bihar state.

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Type of Place

  • Museum
  • Historical

Prefered For

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids
  • Senior Citizen
  • Couples


  • Patna Junction ~ 2-3 km
  • Patna Airport 8km

Important Information

  • Timing - 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Monday Holiday) Entry fee - Rs 15 , Rs. 250 (Foreigner) Buddha relics gallery visit - Rs 100 (Indian), Rs. 500 (Foreigner) Student group fee : Rs 2 per student on the production of identity-card Lock room fee: Rs 2 per bag Auditorium fee : Rs 10,000 Photo clicking fee: If anyone wants to click photos inside the museum, then one has to buy an extra ticket.


  • The museum consist of two floors, with each floor having different Galleries to display the artifacts in the best way. The galleries are: Natural History Gallery Stone Sculpture Gallery Orissan Stone Sculpture Indian Stone Art Tradition Terracotta Gallery Budda Relic Gallery Bronze Galley Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayana Gallery Art Gallery & war-weapon Gallery Painting Gallery Patliputra Gallery Rajendra Gallery
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Things to Buy

  • One can buy Handicrafts and Leather goods from outsides market in city.

Things to Eat

  • Litti chokha is one of the famous things to eat in Patna.

Things to enjoy

  • Didarganj Yakshi Buddha Relic casket Buddha Relic casket It is situated in a corridor of Natural History Gallery on the right side of the Ground floor.
  • Nearby Places: Indira Gandhi Planetarium ~ 0.1 km Buddha Smriti Park ~ 1.0 km Maurya Lok Marketing Complex ~ 0.5 km