Shimla State Museum in Himachal Pradesh


Shimla State Museum is a famous place of Hiamchal Pradesh. In this article, all the information about this museum is provided. Also, the descriptive data about the gallerias in Shimla State Museum is also given here. Hope, this article will be helpful to you!

Shimla State Museum


One of the popular places of Shimla is the famous Shimla State Museum which consists of huge collection of different coins, handicrafts, photos etc. Shimla State Museum Every year thousands of people come here to look out this beautiful art of Shimla. This famous museum of Shimla was inaugurated in the year 1974. You will find this museum open from 10 in the morning till 5 in the evening. Also, one library is joined with this museum that is full of historical manuscripts and books.

The huge collection of different kinds of paintings also attracts many people. There is also a huge collection of Mughal and Rajasthani paintings. This museum also has some of the sculptural merit of the 8th century stone. Many local Himachali dolls are displayed in this museum. Contemporary oil paintings are very popular in this museum. A separate room is also present in this museum which is specially dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi where his pictures and books are kept.


Galleries of the Shimla State Museum


  • Pre-Historic Gallery - This pre-historical gallery section consists of ancient stone age tools and also extinct animal's model.

  • Wood-Carving Gallery – Here one can find the remains of wood panels and different kinds of wood arts.

  • Archaeology Gallery - This is a place where terracotta stuffs of the period of Maurya, Shunga and Gupta and sculptural works are found.

  • Wall Painting Gallery - wall painting of Rang Mahal in Chamba can been seen in this gallery.



  • How to reach Shimla State Museum


    This famous museum is situated on the top of the hill, near the Chaura maidan in Shimla. It is present at an height of 1500m above the sea level. To reach to this place one can hire taxi from the main town of Shimla.


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