Allahabad Museum, Allahabad

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The Allahabad Museum is a national-level museum in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Established in 1931, it is known for its rich collection and unique objects of art, and is funded by Ministry of Culture. Moreover, it is a premier research centre for archaeologists, historians and academicians and carries out extensive research activities and publications in archaeology, art and literature. Its rock art gallery has the largest collection of prehistoric paintings displayed in India dating from 14,000 B.C to 2000 B.C. The museum, using solar power system, has become the first museum in the country to become self-reliant in power generation.
A museum was originally set up in Allahabad in 1863 by North-West Province Governor General Sir William Muir, before being shut down for unspecified reasons in 1881. After the initiative to reopen the museum was taken by Jawaharlal Nehru, the then President of the Allahabad Municipal Board, stalwarts like Madan Mohan Malviya and the then leading newspaper The Pioneer, the museum was eventually opened in the Municipal Board building in 1931. Due to space constraint, the museum was shifted to the present building at the Alfred Park. The foundation stone of the present museum building was laid on 14th December 1947 by Jawaharlal Nehru and the museum was opened to the public in 1954. In 1985 it was declared an Institution of National Importance.
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  • Location of museum is good.It has many things to see.It is located in side Chandrasekhar Azad Park ,earlier known as Alfred Park or Company Bagh.This Place is having a small library walkable distance....  more »
  • Excellent place to view chandrashekhar pistol and many more for family and friends you will see more trees  more »
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  • One of the best museums in whole country. Where you can find real archaeological stuff. Guys who are interested in archaeological studies and appreciate the work of historical artisans should definitely do visit here. Entry fee is around 50 per person but a lot can be seen and enjoyed here.
  • Great museum with nice exhibits of stone work from locations across the country and from all eras. Good collection from the independenti movement as well. The staff were very friendly. The director is an awesome person and let us in even after the closing hours, as we were visiting from it if town.
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