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.
Type of Place
- Senior Citizen
- Patna Junction ~ 2-3 km
- Patna Airport 8km
- 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
Budda Relic Gallery
Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayana Gallery
Art Gallery & war-weapon 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