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Allahabad Museum

 

Allahabad Museum is located at Kamala Nehru Road inside the picturesque Chandra Shekhar Azad Park (company bagh) about 2.5 kms from Allahabad railway junction. The museum was opened to the public in 1954 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The collections of the museum have been displayed in the sixteen galleries of the museum including one gallery for temporary exhibitions. These galleries are Introductory Gallery; Archaeological Gallery/Rock Art Gallery; Seals and sealings collection; Terracotta Gallery; Early Sculpture Gallery; Medieval Sculpture Gallery; Miniature Painting Gallery; Literary Gallery; Natural History Gallery; Gandhi Gallery; Nehru Gallery; Decorative Art Gallery; Arms, Armours and Bronze Gallery; Textile Gallery; Modern Indian Painting Gallery; Freedom Struggle Gallery etc. 

All the galleries of Allahabad museum are known for their remarkable exhibits. The museum has got a vast collection of terracottas from the important archaeological sites of Kausambi, Jhusi and Bhita. The Museum has got a rich collection of illustrated manuscripts in Sanskrit and Persian. The Gandhi gallery depicting the life and achievements of Mahatma Gandhi through photographs houses some rare postal tickets, coins etc. issued by different countries in the honour of the Mahatma. 

Another major attraction of Allahabad museum is the Gandhi Smriti Vahan on which ashes of the Father of the Nation were immersed in the Sangam of Feb. 12, 1948. This 47 model V-8 Ford truck has been maintained in its original form.

Allahabad Museum is open on all days from 10 am to 5 pm xcept Monday and Sunday following second Saturday and Government of India Gazetted Holidays.


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