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Orissa (Odisha) State Museum

Orissa (Odisha) State Museum, situated at the top of Lewis Road (Gautam Nagar) near Kalpana Square, at a distance of 2 kms from the Bhubaneshwar railway station, is renowned for its huge collection of manuscripts on palm leaves. Established in 1948, the four storey Orissa State Museum houses rich and invaluable collection of Buddhist and Jain sculptures, archeological findings, coins, copper plates, stone inscriptions from ancient and medieval Kalinga, armours, bronze age tools, ancient and medieval tools and weapons, enormous traditional dresses, stuffed animals, natural history, geological objects, paintings, anthropological specimens, traditional folk and musical instruments etc. These artifacts are arranged and displayed in various galleries namely Archaeology Gallery, Epigraphy and Numismatics, Armoury, Mining and Geology, Natural History, Art and Craft, Contemporary Art, Anthropology Gallery, Palm Leaf Gallery, The Patta Painting Gallery and Gopabandhu Gallery. Of these, palm leaf gallery located in the first floor at the end of the corridor is the most attractive one with a vast collection of rare palm-leaf manuscripts including the 12th century manuscript of devotional poem Gita Govinda.

Orissa (Odisha) State Museum also houses a library with a large collection of books, which is a destination point for researchers and scholars in different disciplines. Orissa State Museum is open for public on all days from 10am to 5pm. It will remains closed on Mondays and Government Holidays.

Contact :
Orissa (Odisha) State Museum,
Near Kalpana Square, BJB Nagar, Lewis Road, Bhubaneswar
Phone: 0674-2431597 

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