Like any other archaeological museum, the District Archaeological Museum in Anantpur preserves a collection of ancient paintings, sculptures, bidri ware, etc., to keep the Indian history alive. This Archaeological Museum in Andhra Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh is one of the most popular tourist spots and an exciting place for any history or art lover.
Timing: 10:30 am to 5 pm (Friday closed)
Location: 10, Pasaluru – Upparapalli – Anantpur,Adimurthy Nagar, Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh.
Entry Fees: Rs 3 for adults, Rs 1 for children
Constructed in October in the year 1992, Sri K.S.R. District Archaeological Museum in Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh has a cultural history. Established with an aim to gather the archaeological items of Anantpur and the adjacent areas, the museum is housed in a government building named after the freedom fighter, Sri PadmasreeKalluruSubba Rao. People who are interested can make a visit to this museum to witness the beautiful historical sculptures, bidri, paintings, utensils, arms and weapons, coins, bronzes, copperplate epigraphs, stampings, stone tools, celadon wares, and enameled wares.
There are 50 unusual stone sculptures that can be time-stamped between the 3rd century Ad and the 18th century AD. Not just the sculptures but the antiques from the premedical times to the 20th century are also showcased in the museum. The artifacts and ancient treasures in the museum were found during the excavation, surveys from village to village, and some were traded from other museums. There is also a museum shop where you can buy souvenirs and some precious collectibles which are located at the entrance of the museum complex. A visit to this archaeological museum will give you an opportunity to relish the past and know more about our history.