While in Kolkata, it makes sense to visit the largest and oldest museum in India, Indian Museum. Indian Museum has rare collections of antiques, armour, fossils, skeletons, mummies and Mughal paintings. This post shares more about Indian Museum, which is located in Kolkata and easily accessible through Metro.
Indian Museum was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata (Calcutta). It was 1814 when Indian Museum took it's shape. The founder curator was Dr Nathaniel Wallich who was a Danish botanist.
Indian Museum has six sections comprising 35 galleries of cultural and scientific artifacts namely Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology and Zoology.
(Note - Because photography is not allowed inside the museum, this post shares a few photographs and appropriate details about Indian Museum in Kolkata)
Along with oldest museum in India, Indian Museum is one of oldest museums in the world. Indian Museum is under Ministry of Culture , Government of India.
If you are planning to visit Indian Museum, ensure that you have enough time to explore it well. It has lot to share and hence you need time to digest the information it shares.