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Government Museum
Government Museum, established in 1851, is located in Egmore, Chennai, South India. The Museum complex consisting of six buildings and 46 galleries covers an area of around 16.25 acres (66,000 m²) of land. The objects displayed in the museum cover a variety of artifacts and objects covering diverse fields including archeology, numismatics, zoology, natural history, sculptures, palm-leaf manuscripts and Amravati paintings.

Mani Bhavan
Mani Bhavan, located at # 19, Laburnum Road in the Gamdevi precinct of downtown Mumbai, acted as the focal point of Gandhi's political activities in Mumbai between 1917 and 1934. The mansion belonged to Revashankar Jagjeevan Jhaveri and the Mani family prior to that, Gandhi's friend and host in Mumbai during this period. It was from Mani Bhavan that Gandhi initiated the Non-Cooperation, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat movements. In 1955, the building was taken over by the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi in order to maintain it as a memorial to Gandhi, to his frequent stays, and to the political activities he initiated from there.

Nehru Museum of Science & Technology
The Nehru Museum of Science & Technology was founded in 1990 at the Hijli Detention camp building, the indebted IIT-Kharagpur Heritage Building, which is now named as Hijli Saheed Bhavan . The imposing building, bearing resemblance to the Byzantine style of architecture, was used by the British rulers of India to detain the freedom fighters during the 1930s.

Patna Museum
Patna Museum was built by the British during the British Raj in the year 1917 to house the historical artefacts found in the vicinity of Patna. It is built in the style of Mughal and Rajput architecture. It is called the Jadu Ghar by locals. It is a multi-purpose museum. The items on display include archaeological objects, coins, art objects, paintings, instruments, textiles, paintings, thankas, bronze images and sculptures and terracotta images of Hindu and Buddhist artists.

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is in Pune, Maharashtra, India. It contains the collection of Dr Dinkar G. Kelkar (1896–1990), dedicated to the memory of his only son, Raja, who died early. The collection was started around 1920 and by 1960 it contained around 15,000 objects. In 1962, Dr Kelkar handed his collection to the Department of Archaeology within the Government of Maharashtra.

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum VITM (VITM) is a museum in Bangalore, India. Its management comes under the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Government of India. The museum was instituted as part of the centenary celebrations of the engineer-statesman Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1861–1962).

Calico Museum of Textiles
The Calico Museum of Textiles is located in the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat in western India.The museum is managed by the Sarabhai Foundation and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ahmedabad.

National Museum
The National Museum in New Delhi is the largest museum in India. It holds variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. It is run by the Ministry of Culture, part of the Government of India. The museum is situated on the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road.

Nizam's Museum
Nizam's museum is a museum located in Hyderabad at Purani Haveli, a palace of the erstwhile Nizams. This museum showcases the artifacts of the last Nizam of Hyderabad state, Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII. The museum is a repository mainly of souvenirs, gifts and mementos presented by dignitaries to the last Nizam gifts and mementos presented to the last Nizam on the occasion of the silver jubilee celebrations in 1936. Models made of silver of all the landmark buildings in Hyderabad, and citations in Urdu about H.E.H. Mir Osman Ali Khan.


Salar Jung Museum
The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum at Dar-Ul-Shifa, on the southern bank of the Musi river in the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India has an exqusite collection of priceless articles like Ivory, Marble sculptures etc.

International Dolls Museum
The International Dolls Museum is a large collection of dolls in Delhi, India. It was setup by K. Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist. The museum is located in the Children’s Book Trust building on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. It occupies a floor area of 5184.5 square feet on the first floor. A separate entrance with a winding staircase leads up to a foyer.

Sanskriti Kendra Museum
Sanskriti Kendra Museum is a set of two museums namely, Museum of ‘Everyday Art’ & the Museum of Terracotta (Tribal Art) housed at Sanskriti Kendra, within the artist village complex, Anandgram, situated 10 km south of New Delhi, near Aya Nagar on Mehrauli–Gurgaon Road, on the outskirts of New Delhi. The museum was founded by, O.P. Jain in 1979, under the ageis of 'Sanskriti Foundation', a non-profit culture and arts promotion organization in Delhi.

Indian Museum Kolkata
The Indian Museum was founded by Dr Nathaniel Wallich a Danish botanist at Serampore (originally called Frederischnagore) near Kolkata (Calcutta), India, in 1814. It is a multi-disciplinary institution of national standing and is one of oldest museums in the world.

Prince of Wales Museum
The Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Mumbai, India, was founded in the early years of the 20th century by some prominent citizens of Bombay with the help of the government, to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. It is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India.

Arrakkal Museum
The Arrakkal Museum is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, south India. The museum is actually a section of the Arakkalkettu (Arakkal Palace). The durbar hall section of the palace has been converted into a museum by the Government of Kerala. It was opened in July 2005 after a Rs. 9,000,000 renovation.

Anand Bhavan
Anand Bhavan is a large mansion located in Allahabad, India. Established by Indian political leader Motilal Nehru in the 19th century, it has served as the ancestral home of the Nehru-Gandhi Family — future Prime Ministers of India Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were born there. Today it has been converted into a memorial and museum.

Assam State Museum
The Assam State Museum is located in the southern end of Dighalipukhuri tank in the heart of Guwahati city, Assam. It was established 1940 and have a large collection of archaeological and historical objects.The museum remains open 6 days a week with Monday being the holiday.

Asutosh Museum of Indian Art
Asutosh Museum of Indian Art is an art museum located in the main campus of University of Calcutta on College Street, Kolkata (previously Calcutta), India. Established in 1937, it is the first public museum in any University in India. [1] The university museum is named after Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee who was the Vice-Chancellor of the university for four consecutive two-year terms (1906–1914) and a fifth two-year term (1921–23). The objective of the museum was to collect and preserve specimens of various phases of Indian art with special emphasis on the art of Bengal.

Dhubela Museum
Dhubela Museum is a museum located in an old fort, on the Jhansi-Khajuraho road, in Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh, India. The museum houses a wide range of sculptures of the Shakti cult. It also displays different sections on garments, weapons and paintings of the Bundela kings. Dhubela Museum is 65 km from Khajuraho. The place can be reached from Khajuraho Bus Station.

Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya
The Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya is a museum and public service institution dedicated to preserve the work and memory and commemorate the life of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. It is located in Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, as well as in the state of West Bengal. The museum complex in Ahmedabad is located on the banks of River Sabarmati and has been designed by the renowned architect Charles Correa in 1964.

Tagore Museum
The Thakurbari in Jorasanko, north of Kolkata, West Bengal, India is the ancestral home of the Tagore family. It is currently located on the Rabindra Bharati University campus. The house is has been restored to reflect the way the household looked when the Tagore family lived in it and currently serves as the Tagore museum for Kolkata. The museum offers details about the history of the Tagore family including its involvement with the Bengal Renaissance and the Brahmo Samaj.

Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum
Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum is a museum housed within the Maharaja's palace (the Lakshmi Vilas Palace) in Vadodara, India. The building was constructed as a school for the Maharaja's children. Today a large number of works of art belonging to the Royal family are displayed in the museum. The museum contains works of art collected by Maharaja Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad III during his numerous trips out of India.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial
The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Memorial is a museum and exhibition centre dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, an Indian independence activist and political leader, at the Moti Shahi Mahal, located in Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The Moti Shahi Mahal is surrounded by the Sardar Open Garden, where peacocks roam free and monkeys reside in the trees.

Sarnath Museum
Sarnath has yielded a rich collection of sculptures, artifacts and edifices comprising numerous Buddha and Bodhisattva images and other ancient remains. To house all the findings and excavations at Sarnath, the Archaeological Survey of India established a site Museum at Sarnath. Finest specimens of Buddhist art and other important remains have been housed at the museum.

Sabarna Sangrahashala
Sabarna Sangrahashala is a unique museum of the Sabarna Roy Choudhury family. It has been developed by The Sabarna Roy Choudhury Paribar Parishad. The Museum exhibits rare articles and documents of history.It is located at Barisha in Kolkata.The Institution caters to the needs of researchers doing studies on Kolkata and the Sabarna Roy Choudhury family. The Institution also provides a reading room.

Watson Museum
The Watson Museum in Rajkot, India is a museum of human history and culture. Its collections precious objects of colonial period of India and History of Rajkot. It is amongst the largest and most comprehensive museum in State of Gujarat. Watson Museum is considered to be the finest amongst 7 such museums located across Saurashtra (region) and run by the State Government because it holds invaluable articles and state-of-the-art facilities like photography, guide service, reference library and sales counter of the museum's publication.

Bharat Bhavan
Bharat Bhavan is a multi-arts complex without parallel in Bhopal, India housing a museum of the arts, an art gallery, a workshop for fine arts, a repertory theater, indoor and outdoor auditoria, rehearsal room, and libraries of Indian poetry, classical and folk musicproviding interactive proximity to the verbal, the visual and the performing arts. It is a place for contemporary articulation, exploration, reflection and innovation. Located near the picturesque bada talaab of Bhopal, Bharat Bhavan is a centre for innovative creativity, pursuit of classics and tradition and wide participation in a new cultural upsurge.

Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery
The famous museum was built in 1894 on the lines of Victoria & Albert and Science Museums of London. Major Mant in association with R.F. Chisholm who refined some of Mant's finest works to make genuine Indo-Sarcenic architecture designed the Building of this Museum. It preserves a rich collection of art, sculpture, ethnography & ethnology. Several of the paintings are not only original but masterpieces at the picture gallery.

AP State Archaeology Museum
AP State Archeology Museum is a museum located in Hyderabad, India. It was established by the last Nizam of Hyderabad state, Mir Osman Ali Khan, as the Hyderabad Museum in 1930 at Public Gardens, Nampally.

Napier Museum
The Napier Museum is an art and natural history museum situated in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala, India. The museum was established in 1855. In 1874, the old Museum Building was demolished and foundation for the new building was laid. The new building was named after Lord Napier, the Governor of Madras from 1866-1872.

Kuthira Malika
Kuthira Malika or the "Mansion of Horses", is a palace built by Sri Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, on the south-eastern side of Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. A portion of Putthen Malika has been converted to a Palace Museum that houses some of the assets owned by the Travancore Royal Family. The collection includes Kathakali mannequins, Belgian mirrors, crystal chandeliers, paintings, armaments, musical instruments and other artifacts. On the first floor are rooms that once served at the audience chamber, the library and an alcove that the poet-King used for meditating and for conceiving many of his famous musical compositions.

Malda Museum
Malda Museum is an archaeological museum under the West Bengal Directorate of Archaeology, situated on the Bandh Road of Malda Town. The museum took off initially as a collection of historic artifacts found within the district within the premises of the District Library. It was then shifted to a new adjacent building of its own and granted the status of a museum in its own right under the State Directorate of Archaeology.