Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Visvesvaraya Museum is fun for children and adults. It houses a treasure trove of machines and artifacts related to science and technology. Its interactive exhibits make this a great place for children to develop a love for science. There are exhibition Halls on Engines, Electricity, Fun Science, Space, Biotechnology & Electronics. Animated dinosaurs,life-size model of Wright Brothers' flyer and Steam locomotive are other attractions.There are interesting shows like 'Science on a sphere', 'Taramandal', '3d film show' and 'Science show' held at regular intervals. The 'Science for Kids' gallery is the new addition to the Museum. This is a place designed for tiny tots to play unhindered and engage with science.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Cubbon Park
In the heart of the city’s business hub is Bangalore’s most favourite garden. Cubbon Park is a beautifully maintained 120-hectare garden where all the local residents of the city take a break. A landmark ‘lung’ area of Bengaluru, the gardens are dotted with a lot of colonial heritage and charm, which are today a part of the state capital’s political centre. Home to the red-painted Gothic style State Central Library, the magnificent Vidhan Souda built in Mysore Neo-Dravidian architectural style, the neoclassical Attara Kacheri built in 1864 and housing the High Court, oldest museums and GPO in its vicinity, a trip to Cubbon Park is a great heritage walk. Sundays at the park are quite a treat with a plethora of activities to choose from - concerts, fun runs, yoga, tiny farmers market, the list is endless.
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  • Cubbon Park • 8 min walk
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moogul818
New Delhi, India841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM), Bangalore is a part of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Government of India,and was opened by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1962. This museum located near Cubbon Park was established in memory of Sir M. Visvesvaraya. The museum which extends upto three floors, houses various galleries; the first gallery set up at VITM on the theme Electricity was opened to the public in 1965. Using working models and pictures the museum explains the science behind several everyday use things such as a pulley, locks ball pens etc. The museum has for some given the place of pride to the Wright brothers.
It is a great place for a science buff. It is open all days of the year from morning to evening. There is an entry ticket of Rs 75/-
Written 4 February 2020
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nitval
Chennai (Madras), India25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Took my 8 year old daughter. She thoroughly enjoyed the place. Not many museums let kids try out and learn hands-on. That's the uniqueness of this museum. There are many working models.

Recommended age is probably 7-14. Kids can try out various experiments.

A few of the exhibits were not working and the elevator was not working when we went.

They can fix these glitches and continue to maintain this museum for many years to come. This place definitely has a wonderful future, since it is one of a kind.

There are 4 floors, atleast 7 different exhibits.
Written 6 January 2020
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Subrat
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I have been here with my parents few months back as it is coming under the package of Bangalore Darshan n I swear this was the worst experience I ever had. My parents were both 60+. My mom was bit tired as she is bit old. I made her to sit in an chair which was kept in an corner empty outisde the museum gallery which I think was meant for security guard. since it was empty I made my mom to sit on that chair for few minutes. All of a sudden security guard came from lunch n immediately started shouting at my mom for sitting on that chair. My mom anyways got up from that chair as she felt very offended. I spoke to that guard in Hindi since I came here for few days not aware of language. I approached the guard n said she is very old n there no place to sit here so I made her to sit here. But he started abusing me in a very rude tone . then I approached supervisor over there to my surprise he too was rude cause I didn't spoke to him in native language. Just a request to you guys rather preserving your glorious culture n history inside museum please preserve inside your behavior too. Learn professional etiquette n know how to behave . This incident had left a very bad impression about you guys n your place. I haven't seen such an inhuman act anywhere in my life. I won't revisit this place again in my life neither I will suggest anyone to visit this place. Anyways I didn't find this place is that interesting.
Written 4 August 2020
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jan shaik
Guntur, India95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Great place to visit with family and friends. Good place for those who are interested in learning everything about science and technology. Best place for those of you with kids (8 years and above), this is the most innovative way of spending quality time together. Each of its floors are dedicated to a scientific discipline. This is an interactive museum that helps kids understand the basic principles of science.
Written 27 February 2021
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Rohit Gupta
New Delhi, India206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Very good science and technological museum for all age groups
Must visit one time to see and understand science in and around you
You can experiment many things on your own
Good three (3) hours you can spend with your family/friends
Food plaza is also available on roof top.

Children area is missing many activities /tools

Limited car parking only.

Entrance fee is 75rs
Written 22 November 2021
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vrinda a
Bengaluru, India5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
I am a huge fan of museums. I really like to indulge in my surroundings and observe all the information that is shown to me. And that is what I expected to experience here at this incredible source of power. However, the basic sanctity of the museum, the discipline was not observed at any point of the tour.

Museums are supposed to be the places to learn something new about the heritage, culture, literature, technology and all the things about the past in our present for the future. But the only thing that I learn is how we,as Indians, are yet to come a long way to reach there. I was totally disappointed not by the museum, but the people visiting there.
Written 10 September 2022
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Coastal820768
North 24 Parganas District, India56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Had been a finalist of the science quiz conducted by the museum. Good museum with good information and practical experience.
Good auditorium in the first floor. In the first floor, there is a huge model of dinosaur, where you can take a pic of yourself with the prehistoric organism. You can play with simple machines. There is a giant network of momentum balls. There are lot more related to mechanics in the first floor.
In the second floor, there is information related to electricity. There is a section related to various phenomena like infinity well, immiscible liquids.
In the third floor, there is an electronic section and children's section. There is also a space section.
There is a canteen in the terrace, where the food was good.
The toilets were clean and hygienic. Some of the equipments, especially in the electronic section do not work and need repairing. Otherwise, this place develops scientific interest in a person, who is bored of reading textbooks without practical approach.
(Disclaimer: The sections I mentioned may not be the same all the time. The team periodically builds new sections according to the advancing science and technology.)
Written 14 December 2020
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Joey
Bengaluru, India7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Visvesvarya Industrial Museum offers a compelling journey of basic Science for Kids and elders, the ideal age i would say between 12 and above, this museum stands out for its diverse range of exhibits and interactive experiences that cater to visitors of all ages. You need a minimum of 4 hours to scan all the floors, I would suggest a one day activity here.

The museum boasts a wide array of exhibits spanning various scientific disciplines, from, satellites to physics to astronomy to biology and environmental science. Highlights include a hands-on to do stuff where visitors can experiment with gravity and motion, sound, and a simulated journey through space that captivates both children and adults alike. Each exhibit is meticulously curated with informative panels and interactive elements that encourage learning through out.

One of the museum's strengths lies in its educational value. Complex scientific concepts are presented in a way that is accessible yet thought-provoking. , visitors leave with a deeper understanding of the natural world around them.

In terms of design, there are 4 floors , thanks to clear signage and helpful staff who are readily available to answer questions. The exhibits are well-maintained, and the museum ambiance is both inviting and conducive to learning.

Beyond its exhibits, the Museum offers a range of engaging activities such as live demonstrations. These activities not only entertain but also deepen the educational experience, making science come alive in exciting ways.

From a visitor's perspective, the museum provides a seamless experience from ticketing to amenities. The cafeteria on top offers an average meal & refreshments, and the gift shop features unique science based books but no souvenirs to take home. Staff members are knowledgeable and passionate about their fields, enhancing the overall visit.
Written 17 June 2024
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Sangeetha Anbalagan
Bengaluru, India1,816 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
On 10th Dec'22, myself along with my hubby & son got to visit Visvesvaraya Industrial Musuem at Bengaluru. Entrance ticket costs Rs. 85 / head.

It has got lot of Exhibition galleries like Engine Hall, Fun science gallery, Electro Technic Gallery, Space Gallery, Bio technological revolution etc., which are all more informative.

Science for Kids exhibits more about animals, colours, light, sound etc., apart from interactive toys & my kiddoo (around 2 years) enjoyed much there.

It has got a canteen at 4th floor with lot of beverages & food items.

Worth a visit !! Very Informative.
Written 12 December 2022
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PuneTravelbud
Pune835 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Even not technical personnel also can understand enjoy scienece and technology in easy way. Keep at least 2-3 hrs to see it in full. Actually science freak can spend full day here and still wil feel half seen ! Cafetaria, washrooms, water etc. is available inside. Also many shows are available at different times in day. It is open till 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday. But if possible avoid these days due to heavy rush.
Written 19 February 2020
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