5 Museums you should visit in Bangalore

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These museums not only display a treasure trove of information and artifacts from the city’s past, they also offer a glimpse of the culture and tradition that existed in the by-gone days.


Best Museums

Bangalore is a city with glorious past and captivating present. The amazing past of the city is well preserved its various museums.

Government Museum


This museum was established in 1865 by the Mysore State and Second oldest museum in South India and One of the oldest museums in India.


It has a vast collection of interesting artifacts such as coins, paintings, vessels, jewellery, weapons.

Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum


An airplane and a steam engine are displayed in its compound. Inside there are five galleries, each dedicated to a particular aspect of technology.


You can monitor your voice as you speak, and learn how things are made – from motion pictures to alarms. Most beneficial for school children but you just want to visit this place once.

Nehru Planetarium


Nehru Planetarium is the name given to five planetariums in India, named after India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.


Established in 1989, the Planetarium is a visual delight for children and adults The experience of watching the night sky and learning about the solar system.

The charming show of ‘The Sky Theater’ is a must-see.

Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Hall


It was built in commemoration of K. Seshadri Iyer, the Diwan of Mysore State. This red beautiful building which was set up 1915 serves as the State Central Library, which holds a special place among the city bibliographers.

It is interspersed with many heritages.


You would also find beautiful marble statues of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, Major General Sir Mark Cubbon, Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar and Sir K. Seshadri Iyer in front of these historical buildings.

Karnataka Folk Museum


The museum is divided into three sections – Lokamahal, Lokamatha Mandira and Chitrakuteera. The major attractions in the museum are the excellent collection of folk music.


On your visit, you would find a vast collection of costumes, masks and artifacts You can also find few folk music collections and folk dance videotapes displayed.

The structure spans across 15 acres of the land.

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