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Located besides the Chandra Shekar Azab Park, Allahabad museum is a popular tourist destination in Uttar Pradesh state of India. The museum was inaugurated in 1947 by the first prime minister of India, jaawahar lal Nehru. The museum is featured with separate galleries for different things. 18 of the galleries in the museum are dedicated to archaeological findings, natural history exhibits, art gallery and terracotta artifacts. The museum also displays the documents and the personal effects of Jawaharlal Nehru and the Indian freedom movement. The exhibits in the museum includes the prehistoric and Indus Valley antiquities, bronzes, seals, miniature paintings, stone sculpture and terracotta. Apart fropm these, there are some other items that are beautifully displayed in the museum such as Buddhist thanks, textiles, weapons and medieval land grants along with the documents and the personal effects of Nehru.
Additionally, Allahabad museum further showcases the antiquities from most of the renowned schools of sculptures, which include Gandhara, Mathura, Sarnath and Kaushambi. The beautiful terracotta collection displayed in the museum attracts large number of tourists to this museum. The finest quality terracotta is displayed at the museum from all over the world. The subject of these terracottas includes amorous scenes, dancing, bacchanalian feasts and hunts. The museum also has coin collection, which includes Kushana and Gupta gold coins. On the other hand, the manuscripts that are on display are mainly in Sanskrit, which dates back to the 16th century.
The museum remains closed on Mondays. Visit the museum on all the other days of the week from 10:30 am – 4 pm.