Historical Places and Monuments

Fun-Filled Experiential Trips to 10 Famous Museums in India

Museums are among some of the most fascinating places in the world where you can find out a lot about our environment, history, culture, and habitat. It is also one of the places where you can be amused at the many wonders that are found around us and easily lose the track of time immersed in this ocean of knowledge. It is also an equally enjoyable experience to visit these wonderful places with your family and friends, especially if accompanied by children whose curious minds will be amazed at the unique sites. Here is a list of some of the famous museums in India that you can visit to get a rich and fulfilling vacations experience.

10 Famous Museum in India in 2021

1. Indian Museum, West Bengal

The famous museum in Kolkata is also one of the largest as well as oldest museums in the country. The museum houses a huge list of multipurpose displays such as remains, fossils, paintings, artifacts, and many more. These are divided into several categories like Botany, Art, Archeology, etc. A visit to this beautiful museum will not only help you to see various interesting things but you can also gain a lot of knowledge.

  • Opening and closing time: 10 am to 5 pm (Monday closed)
  • Entry fee: INR 10

2. Shivalik Fossil Park Museum, Himachal Pradesh

As you plan a road trip to famous museums in India, you must visit Shivalik Fossil Park Museum in Sirmour. You can find here a wide collection of fossils as well as skeletons of animals that existed during prehistoric times. These animals were the kinds that were only found in Shivalik and nearby places. You can also come across lifesize models of several extinct animals and mammals which are made of fiberglass and resins.

  • Opening and closing time: 10 am to 5 pm (Tuesday closed)

3. Sulabh International Museum Of Toilet, Delhi

This is one of the famous yet unusual museums that you can go to in Delhi. The museum exhibits sanitation and toilets of more than 50 countries in the world.

  • Opening and closing time: 10.30 am to 5 pm (Monday closed)
  • Entry fee: Free

4. National Museum, Delhi

One of the most famous museums in India, the National Museum in Delhi was opened for visitors in the year 1949. Maintained by the Ministry of Culture, you can find a huge collection of exclusive artifacts in this museum. There is a wide collection of art from the prehistoric period to modern times, which is a treat to the history buffs.

  • Opening and closing time: 10 am to 6 pm (Monday closed)
  • Entry fee: INR 20

5. Government Museum, Tamil Nadu

If you are in Tamil Nadu, and planning a family road trip, you can even take a tour of the second oldest museum in the country, the Government Museum in Chennai. The museum is spread over an area of 16.25 acres of land and the exclusive collections here are worth witnessing. You can also see the Museum Theatre here, where acts based on Shakespeare’s literature are performed.

  • Opening and closing time: 9.30 am to 5 pm (Monday closed)
  • Entry fee: Free

6. Island Museum In Nagarjunakonda, Andhra Pradesh

The museum was designed like a Buddhist Vihara and is famous for depicting the culture as well as remnants of Buddhism. Here, you can find an earring and a tooth which is believed to be Gautam Buddha’s. Whether you are a Buddhist or not, you can feel peace as you visit this museum.

  • Opening and closing time: 9 am to 4 pm (Friday closed)
  • Entry fee: INR 2

7. Antarang Museum Of Sexual Health Information, Maharashtra

A very famous museum in Mumbai is the Antarang Museum of Sexual Health Information. It is a one-of-a-kind museum that edifies visitors about the human body, health, and AIDS. You can find lifesize sculptures here along with the reproductive process, and sexually transmitted diseases. 

  • Opening and closing time: 9 am to 4 pm (Sunday closed)
  • Entry fee:  INR 2

8. Calico Museum Of Textiles, Gujarat

One of the best road trips you can have is to Ahmedabad, and while you are in the city, do not forget to visit the Calico Museum of Textiles. You can find here several types of colorful textiles. Some of the most beautiful and intricate creativity that you can see here are Pichhwais and Bronze textiles.

  • Opening and closing time: 10.15 am to 12.30 pm; 2.45 pm to 4.30 pm (Wednesday closed)
  • Entry fee: Free

9. Kite Museum In Paldi, Gujarat

As you plan your road trip to Ahmedabad and you are interested in visiting museums, you will never be disappointed. Here in the Kite Museum, you can learn about the origin of kites, various techniques of making kites, and even flying them.

  • Opening and closing time: 10 am to 6 pm (Monday closed)
  • Entry fee: Free

10. Archaeological Museum In Lothal, Gujarat

While you are already in Ahmedabad, you can also visit the Archeological Museum. Visiting this museum is surely going to be one of the best things to do here as you can see the intricacies of town planning of old times.

  • Opening and closing time: 10 am to 5 pm (Friday closed)
  • Entry fee: Entry fee:  INR 2

You can plan a road trip to famous museums of India and learn a lot about the country and its history, culture and even extinct animals and mammals. To make your trip even more convenient, you can take a self-drive car rental in India from Revv. To check out the cars, you can visit the website of Revv or browse through the Revv app


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