Displaying an assortment of rare and splendid artifacts ranging from the pre-historic era to the contemporary time, the Central Museum located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh is an informative institute offering insight into the glorious past of the state of Madhya Pradesh and into the time of the Holka Dynasty.
Timing: 10 am to 5 pm (Monday closed)
Location: Near GPO Square, Residency, Navlakha, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Entry Fees: Free
Established in 1929, the Central Museum in the city of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, is one of the most significant museums of the state in terms of its value and the exhibits it displays that offers immense information and knowledge about the state and its rich history. Known for its stunning assortment of antique and elegant items that are well-maintained by the museum authority for the generations to see, the Central Museum mainly showcases Parmer Scriptures, ancient coins, armors, and artifices.
During the time of the Britishers, the Holka Kings of the Holka Dynasty were forced to give submit their valuables and a large part of the kingdom to the Britishers which also comprised their capital, the present Cantonment. The Holkas then decided to change their capital to Indore and made it a prestigious and financially stable city in the entire state of Madhya Pradesh. The collection at the museum includes ammunitions, arms and armors of the Holka, antiquities gathered from the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, possessions of the Holka Kings and the exhibits of the bravery rewards of the nobles who won battles. The Central Museum also displays an exquisite collection of Palmer Scriptures which were the ancient style of architecture that was instigated here along with several stones caved into distinct shapes depicting emblematic figures. Many ancient coins and other artifacts are also on display in the museum that attracts numerous visitors everyday and serves the purpose of imparting knowledge to the youth about the glorious history of the state.