Indian Museum Kolkata with Egyptian Mummy

The Indian Museum is situated at Kolkata (Calcutta) in West Bengal state, India. This museum is the oldest museum in India and is having the largest and rare collection of Antiques, Armour and ornaments, fossils, mummies, Mughal paintings, skeletons, etc.


Egyptian human mummy at the Indian Museum, Kolkotta

4,000 yrs old Egyptian human mummy at the Indian Museum, Kolkotta..

This Calcutta museum has a 4000 year old Egyptian mummy. Except heart, other organs were taken out of mummy. Heart is kept in special chamber. Buddhist Stupa from Bharhut is on display here. Buddha’s ashes, Ashoka pillar, fossil skeletons of prehistoric animals, collection of meteorites, etc, are also displayed here at the Indian Museum at Kolkotta. It has also a huge collection of art and rare antiques.

The Kolkotta Museum has 6 sections; Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Economic Botany; consisting of 35 galleries, displaying the various cultural and scientific artifacts.

Indian Museum at Kolkotta is under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and is an autonomous organization. Asiatic Society started this Museum in 1814 and was paying salary for the staff till 1836, when their bankers became insolvent. Then the Government started paying salary for the staff from its public funds.

How Do I Go to Indian Museum?

Indian Museum is situated at Chowringhee alias Chourangi, in Kokotta city. Kokotta, which was previously known as Calcutta, is well connected by all modes of transport to other parts of the country and to the rest of the world. There is an International airport, many railway stations, seaport, etc, at Kolkotta.

Calico Museum of Textiles, Sarabhai Foundation

Calico Museum of Textiles is at Ahmedabad, Gujarat state, India, maintained by Sarabhai Foundation.

Calico Museum of Textiles, AhmedabadCalico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad. Image courtesy –Calico Textiles Museum website, calicomuseum.org,

This museum was established in 1949 at Calico Mills Premises by Industrialist Gautam Sarabhai and his sister Gira Sarabhai, along with the industrial house of Calico. The Museum of Textiles was shifted to Sarabhai House in 1983, when the collection grew and the premises was not enough to accommodate those.

Ahmedabad is the textile industry capital of India and one of the major trading centers of textile industry in the Asian sub-continent for the last 5 centuries or so. Initially, Calico Museum of Textiles was having historical and technical study of Indian handicrafts and industrial textiles. Later on, the textile museum started concentrating on handicraft textiles. The Museum also launched two publications which are well read now.

Collections from The Sarabhai Foundation are also displayed here. Sarabhai Foundation was established in 1959 by the family members of the Sarabhais, who established Calico Museum of Textiles. This textile museum is a must-see place for any visitor to Ahmedabad city. It is a unique museum in India,

How Do I Go To Calico Museum of Textiles?

Calico Museum of Textiles, a leading Indian museum, is situated at Shahibaug, a locality in the city of Ahmedabad. (Shahibaug was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 16th century, then Viceroy of Ahmedabad.) Ahmedabad is well connected by roads to other parts of the country. Ahmedabad Junction railway station is the nearest major railway station. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport at Ahmedabad is the nearest airport to the Calico Museum of Textiles.

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