Located just a kilometer east of the KSRTC bus stand, Shreemanthi Bai
Memorial Government Museum alias Bejai Museum houses a variety of antiquities.
Established in 1960, the museum exhibits wooden carvings of divinities
such as Bhairava and Hanuman, stone sculptures dating back as early as
13C, porcelain and an outstanding bronze bell with a miniature Lakshmi
shrine. It also contains materials of art, archaeology, ethnology, palm
leaf photographs, paper paintings, manuscripts, sculptures, oil paintings,
metal objects and paper manuscripts. The museum is open to public from
9 am to 5 pm except on Mondays and second and fourth Saturdays of every
month. Photography is not allowed inside the museum.