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All reviews ashoka pillar lion capital national emblem main hall interesting artifacts excellent collection century bc century ad history lovers indian history hindu deities no photos allowed on display entrance fee worth a visit the main attraction interesting place
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In most of the sites where archaeological excavations are done, many of the retrieved items are exhibited in a adjacent museum. This museum also similarly houses the several items from the excavations for preservation as well as display. However, the difference is the way this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sridharan2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The amazing thing about India is exploring the ancient history. This museum houses many ancient artifacts that are quite interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dave K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

04 December, 2017. The Archaelogicial Museum at Sarnath near Varanasi, was the highlight of our short Varanasi visit. And for good reason! India's emblme, the Ashoka Lions Pillar, is preserved in this very museum! The museum itself is quite small, with quite a few rare...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sumantra_travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mueseum does have some excavations but the stupid archaic policies of the Archaeological department ensure that you can't take mobile phones (read cameras). Foreigners were freely roaming with camera which is odd but this jurassic department has been known to come up with funny...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hpant
Reviewed 13 February 2019

After a guided tour of the whole stupa you can visit this Museum and it's a must visit as you would see one of Gautam Buddha statues of ancient period. Tip: Museum is officially closed on Friday.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PratushN
Reviewed 4 February 2019

This museum is a must see on any visit to Varanasi and Saranth .The museum houses hundreds of artefacts painfully extracted and preserved by the archeological dept, The display is immaculate and one should factor in about 2 hours minimum if one wants to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank satishsatya
Reviewed 1 February 2019

Sarnath Museum is the oldest site museum of Archaeological Survey of India. The buddist cultural wealth is well shown here .sarnath is also one of the ancient archeological site of the buddism . The museum is opposite the excavation site at Sarnath. The relics inside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank SandeepSaxena-IIP
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

A visit to Sarnath is incomplete without a visit to the museum. It houses the emblem of India with the chakra and the lions. Its breathtaking. Unfortunately photography is not allowed. There are many other interesting pieces as well

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BharathiMani
Reviewed 27 December 2018

This archaeological museum is very well maintained with the relics of both Hindu as well as Buddhism related. The sculptures are really well sculpted thousands of years back which really expresses very well; A true lover of sculptures can easily understand and read the expressions...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Phanindra V
Reviewed 21 December 2018

We went to Sarnath to visit Archaeological museum. With utmost pride we watched the real Ashoka Chakra and Indian Emblem in the Museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ashwani K
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Response from Ajay_Kaushik | Reviewed this property |
No it is not allowed but lot of historic things are there in the same area were photography can be done.
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