Int'l Museum Day 2024 | Traverse through time, at UP's oldest State Museum in Lucknow

Int'l Museum Day 2024 | Traverse through time, at UP's oldest State Museum in Lucknow

A journey through history and heritage, since 1863.

Amidst Lucknow's breathtaking beauty lies a trove of hidden treasures, safeguarded within its esteemed museums. So come along as we journey through time and culture this International Museum Day on May 18.

Today, we embark on a fascinating exploration of Lucknow's oldest museum: State Museum. Steeped in history and brimming with artefacts that tell tales of bygone eras, this museum is a window into the rich heritage of the city. So join us as we step back in time!

Where history gets framed!

Step into a world of wonder at State Museum in Lucknow, nestled within the enchanting premises of the Lucknow Zoo. Established in 1863, this is the oldest museum not just in Lucknow but Uttar Pradesh too. It boasts of an impressive array of galleries showcasing artefacts spanning the ages, from natural history wonders to relics from the Stone Age.

With its four-storey structure housing a diverse range of exhibitions, here visitors can explore Jain art, Indian sculpture and archaeology, art from the times of Nawabs, the making of coins, Egyptian history, metal art, natural history, among others. 

Beyond its extensive displays, the museum is also known for hosting events and educational screenings, making it a dynamic hub of learning and discovery for school children and college students.

Visiting hours: 10:30 am to 4 pm (Monday closed) 

Ticket pricing for children above 5 years: ₹2; Indian adults: ₹5; foreign nationals: ₹50; camera fee: ₹20; entry for groups of school children is free

Knock Knock 

No discussion about museums in Lucknow would be complete without mentioning the oldest picture gallery here, dating back to 1838. At Hussainabad Picture Gallery, visitors will encounter life-sized portraits of the Nawabs of Awadh adorned in opulent costumes and jewellery, offering a captivating glimpse into the regal past.

As we conclude our journey, we are reminded of the city's rich tapestry of history and culture. From the State Museum's immersive displays to the treasures hidden of Hussainabad Gallery, each article tells. May this International Museum Day serve as a reminder of the importance of preserving our heritage for future generations to explore and cherish.

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