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Zoo & Museums - Assam State Museum | Assam State Zoo and Botanical Gardens | Assam Forest Museum | Commercial Museum | Anthropological Museum | Assam Government Cottage Industries Museum | Regional Science Museum | Veterinary College Museum | Ethnographic Museum


Assam State Museum

Assam State Museum

The Assam State Museum, situated in the city center at the southern end of Dighalipukhuri tank, has an envious collection of antiques dating back to the prehistoric times. These includes a large collection of archaeological and historical objects, sculptures, paintings, metal, ivory and woodwork, costumes and ethnology etc. This large multipurpose museum of the north east region was established in 1940 as a non-government body and was taken over by the state government in 1953. Click here for more details

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Assam State Zoo and Botanical Gardens

The Assam State Zoo and the landscaped Botanical gardens are located about 5km east of the railway station. The zoo spread over 130 hectares of land has a very good collection of wild animals in their natural habitat, some of which are very rare and extinct species. Swamp tapirs, whiter tigers, leopards, Assam's famous one horned rhinos are some among them. It also has a rich and rare species of bird life.

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Assam Forest Museum

About 35 km from Guwahati, Madan Kamdev is famous for its impressive archaeological ruins and stone sculptures. Located in a picturesque surrounding, this historical spot has a large ruined temple with sculpture of the god Shiva and the goddess Uma dating back to the Pallava dynasty (11th & 12th centuries). Click here for more details

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Commercial Museum

Commercial Museum, established in 1956 by the Guwahati University, is the first of its kind in the country set up in an educational complex. The museum houses art and crafts, commercial products, minerals and rocks, coins etc. Click here for more details

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Anthropological Museum

Anthropological Museum houses an ethnological collection of the various branches of anthropology and is associated with Department of Anthropology, Guwahati University. The collections in the museum include ethnographic, prehistoric, archeological and anthropological objects, textiles, jewellery, Thankaas, photographs, musical instruments, masks, metal objects, basketry, weapons, pottery etc.
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Assam Government Cottage Industries Museum

This small museum, administrated by the Industrial Department of Assam, is located near the Assam State Museum. Established in 1955, the museum displays many colourful items from the Satriya culture and indigenous art and craft. Click here for more details

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Regional Science Center and Museum

Regional Science Museum, situated at Khanapara in the Kamrup district, was established in 1994. It is one of the favorite places for the kids and learners. The museum has interactive exhibits on science education and pre historic life. Scientific apparatus like magic tap, the fun mirror, the cliff lift, the colamin etc are some among the exhibits. Click here for more details

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Veterinary College Museum

The museum of animal husbandry and veterinary science is allied with the Assam veterinary college. Established in 1967, the museum exhibits various specimens relating to veterinary science. Click here for more details

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Ethnographic Museum

Ethnographic Museum situated within the premises of Assam Institute of Research for Tribals and Scheduled Castes was established in 1977. The exhibits here contain a variety of ethnographic objects including ornaments and costumes, agricultural, fishing and hunting implements etc. Click here for more details

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