Museum- A multipurpose museum with sculptures,
bronzes, paintings, natural history and anthropological
specimens, coins, textiles and decorative arts.
Rare stone sculptures include the earliest image
of Balarama and a panchmukhi shivalinga and a statue
Bharat Kala Bhavan- Bharat Kala Bhavan
lies within the sprawling grounds of Benaras Hindu
University. The sulptures collection includes terracotta
and clay objects, stone and bronze and cast metal
Museum Sarnath- where the Buddha delivered
his first sermon more than 2500 years ago, has a
site museum whose prize exhibit is the enormous
lion capital (2.31 m). Among the most outstanding
is the Gupta period Buddha with hand raised in Abhaya
Himachal State Museum- The Himachal State
Museum displays sculptures, paintings, decorative,
arts, jewellery, wood carvings, manuscripts, arms
and armoury. Also on view are Stone Age tools and
implements, prehistoric pottery and terracotta.
Sri Pratap Singh Museum- The summer palace
of the Kashmir Maharajas became a museum in 1898.
The nucleus of the collection based on objects from
the Jammu and Kashmir 'toshakhanna' which includes
shawls, paintings, arms, silver images, copper and
brass utensils and Ladakhi handicrafts.
Central Museum- Established in 1949,
this museum has collection of paintings, coins,
porcelain objects, metal and ivory toys and artefacts,
woodcarvings and a number of miscellaneous items
like needle-work and local handicrafts.
State Museum- As a museum devoted to
archaeology, the State Museum exhibits antiquities
like coins, sculptures, terracotta excavated from
all the significant sites of the region.
Built and designed by the well known architect Charles
Correa, the complex is set in a number of low buildings
set around the banks of the lake. Here in one compound
are the Rang Mandal, the theatre repertory; Anhad,
the hall for classical music; Vagarth, the poetry
library; Bahirrang, the open air auditorium; and
Roopankar, the museum of art.