Witness the remains of the pre-historic Bhopal in the perfectly preserved exhibition of the Birla Museum. The rich collection of Birla Museum includes objects used by the Paleolithic and Neolithic man, stone sculptures from 7th to 13th century BC, and manuscripts from the 2nd century that will delight every history enthusiast.
Timing: 9 am to 5 pm (Monday closed)
Location: Arera Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh .
Entry Fees: Rs.5 for Indians, Rs.50 for foreigners
Situated in the proximity of Birla Mandir in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, and was constructed in 1971, the Birla Museum showcases the exemplary collection of ancient art from Madhya Pradesh along with the Paleolithic and Neolithic tools, prehistoric paintings, ancient statuettes, and a scale model of the Bhimbetka Rock Shelters. Basically, the museum displays the ancient remains of the pre-historic era of Madhya Pradesh and mainly Bhopal. The highlight of the museum are the sculptures dating back to the 7th century that was excavated from the archaeological sites in Madhya Pradesh. The terracotta from the 2nd century BCE to 6th century AD along with some rare manuscripts and coins make this museum quite a special one.
The Birla Museum is a part of the Birla Temple Complex which is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and Lord Narayan as the chief deities along with statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The museum showcases the city’s rich culture and unmatched appeal with a vast collection of edifying and fascinating exhibits that will lure any history enthusiast. The Birla Museum in Bhopal is one of the major tourist attractions because of its stunning display of exhibits and other artifacts.
The museum has Shiva Gallery dedicated to Lord Shiva and his different avatars and the other one is a Devi Gallery dedicated to Hindu Goddesses. Other departments in the museums are science, games, the environment, and amazing facts about nature. Though the museum is relatively small in size, the varied collection of artifacts, sculptures, stones, manuscripts, and other tools of the ancient era make up for the museum’s architecture. All the exhibits in the panel are properly displayed and are labeled as well as explained in English.