10 museum of Bhopal

10 Museums Of Bhopal

10 Museums Of Bhopal
Face Of Women, Drawing by Jogen Chaudhary 76 x 56 cms from Roopankar at Bharat Bhawan Bhopal
  1. Roopankar, Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal : Roopankar is the only museum of its kind in India which houses contemporary folk and tribal art together with urban art. Its objective is not just a historic collection of works of art, but also creative participation in the art scene emerging in the last decades of the century. Roopankar has two fully equipped workshops for print making and ceramics. Facilities for bronze casting and stone carving are also available. Camps and workshops are organized off and on to bring urban and folk artists face to face and to open new avenues of creativity through dialogue and confrontation. Several solo and group exhibitions of Indian and foreign artists have been organized by Roopankar.There are about 6,000 tribal and folk art objects and nearly 2,500 urban art works in the collection of Roopankar Museum. Address: J. Swaminathan Marg, Shamla Hills, Near Upper Lake, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462013 Phone: 0755 266 0239 Hours: 9 AM – 8 PM


Archeological museum Bhopal

2. Archeological Museum, Bhopal : Located at Shyamla Hills, adjacent to the tribal museum, this huge museum houses the treasures of archilogical finds from across the state.  A full day is required to explore the huge collection, showcasing the ancient to the recent history of Madhya Pradesh. Address: Shyamla Hills Rd, NITTTR Campus, Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002 Hours: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM Phone: 0755 255 3307

Tribal Museum Bhopal

3) Tribal Museum, Bhopal : This extremely well-done museum is dedicated to the tribal people who make up over 10 million of the population of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Opened in 2013, this is not a storehouse of dead objects. Created with the labours of a thousand tribal artistes arriving in batches, from every part of the state, recasting myth and life in amazing visuals, out of traditional materials like wood, iron, jute, mud, clay, straw, hemp and leaves, as well as canvas, acrylic and glass. Seven major tribes of Madhya Pradesh (MP) Gond, Bhil, Baiga, Kol, Korku, Sahariya, Bhariya — have recorded their fast disappearing traditions in the tribal museum in Bhopal, transforming the oral narratives into huge paintings and sculptures. Address: Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002 Hours: 12 to 8 PM (Monday closed) Phone: 0755 266 1948


Remember Bhopal Museum Bhopal

4) Remember Bhopal Museum, Bhopal : The memories of December 2, 1984 have been collected under one roof, just a few km from the Union Carbide factory. Split into five sections — Trauma Room, Health Room, Anderson Wall, Toxic Water Wall, Compensation Room and the Movement Room — it has at least 50 original audio recordings of gas survivors, doctors on duty on the fateful night, the forensic expert who conducted mass autopsies and those who survived the tragedy. Designed and conceptualized by museologist Vivek Seth, it is the brainchild of a curator and Washington Post journalist, Rama Lakshmi. Address: Sr HIG 22, Housing Board Colony, Berasia Road, Karond, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462001 Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM Phone: 095893 45134


Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya Bhopal

5) Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal : Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) or National Museum of Humankind or Museum of Man is an anthropology museum located in Bhopal, India, to present an integrated story of the evolution of man and culture with special reference to India. It spreads over an area of about 200 acres on the Shyamla Hills in the city. This museum depicts the story of mankind in time and space. Located on Bhopal’s upper lake, ‘Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya’ can be accessed either from Lake View Road or from another road near Demonstration School. Address: Via Depo Square, Above Tribal Museum, Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462013 Hours: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday closed) Phone: 0755 252 6508

Sanchi museum, Sanchi

6) Sanchi museum, Sanchi : With the view of housing the object discovered in course of excavations at Sanchi, a small museum was established on the hilltop, in 1919, by Sir John Marshall, former Director General of ASI. Later on, due to inadequacy of space as well as for aesthetically displaying the museum objects, Archaeological Survey of India acquired a college building at the foot hill of Sanchi Stupa and got the exhibits shifted to the new building in the year 1966. The museum comprises of a Main hall and four galleries. Majority of the objects are from Sanchi itself and a few from its neighbourhood i.e. Gulgaon, Vidisha, Murelkhurd and Gyaraspur. Address: At the foothills of the Sanchi Stupa Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM Friday Closed Entrance Fee: Rs 5/- (Children upto 15 years free)

National Telecom Museum Bhopal

7) National Telecom Museum, Bhopal : National Telecom Museum, only one of its kinds in Asia, was inaugurated on 18 August, 1995, by Sh. P. S. Saran, Member(Services), Telecom Commission, New Delhi. It is located at Arera Telephone Exchange, Bhopal. The National Telecom Museum is full of unique exhibits, some of which are:-1) Heiten Galvanometer used for Morse Telegraph link between Calcutta and Diamond Harbour 2) Red sandstone pillers used to erect India’s first long distance telegraph line between Calcutta and Agra in 1851 over a distace of about 1000 miles 3) 900 kg bronze gong of the clock tower of Simla Telegraph Office, a 1880 vintage. 4) Office table of Sir C. V. Raman, 1930 Physics Nobel Laurate along with his office ceiling fan. It is of the period when he worked with P&T Audit in early 1920s 5) Chair of Mr. S. N. Bose – who was a co-scientist of Albert Einstien and discovered atomic particle – Boson. Thera re many more unique exhibits. Address: Office of Divisional Engineer (Internal), Arera Telephone Exchange, Bhopal Phone: 0755-2576351

Regional Science Museum Bhopal

8) Regional Science Museum, Bhopal : The Regional Science Center Bhopal was opened on 12th January 1995 by the then president of India late Shankar Dayal Sharma. This center is one of the 25 constituent units of National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) which is an autonomous scientific organization under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, engaged in popularizing Science and Technology amongst students in particular and the masses in general, through a wide range of activities and interactive programs. The Science Centre is open to public on all days including Sundays and public holidays.Address: Banganga Road, Shymala Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002 Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM Phone: 0755 266 1655

Doll museum Bhopal

9) Doll Museum, Bhopal : Rechristened recently as Kanha emporium, this museum at former jail houses dolls and other handmade items from different jail inmates across the state. Popularly known as the “Guria ghar” (the doll house) this museum located at the Jail road is open on all days. Address: Jail Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002 Hours: 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.


Birla museum Bhopal

10) Birla Museum, Bhopal : Small but significant collection of archeological artifatcs. In the bygone era, when Bhopal lacked the infrastructure for conserving its historical and archeological artifacts, this museum was used as a collection point for archiological finds. Address: Next to Birla temple,Arera Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462011 Phone:090396 33192

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