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Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

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Good place to visit for young and old.

The largest and the oldest museum in India, this place charms the young and the old alike. There is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jadu ghar

the building is fabulous and having been set up in 1814 it is a treasure trove of fabulous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Delhi, India
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27 Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India
+91 33 2249 9902
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All reviewsegyptian mummynatural historygreat collectionstuffed animalsblue whalecoin collectionvarious sectionspark street metro stationinteresting exhibitslarge collectionasiatic societyon displayentry feecouple of hoursmust visit placehistorical placethe heart of the city
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited the museum to get out of the heavy rain. Sadly, it is very dated,and it has not changed much in the last 70 years. The exibits are old and I was charged 500 rupees,(about £5), whilst locals can get in for 20 rupees...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Variety of exhibitions of stones, statues, coins, bones and dinosaurs and much more. Nice lawn inside of museum.

Thank K S
Reviewed 6 days ago

The largest and the oldest museum in India, this place charms the young and the old alike. There is no better place to get the kids started with history. The Egypt section is particularly exciting and the mummy is rare and unique. If lucky, you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few hours here. It is a good way to spend a few hours looking at artifacts and fossils. The best part are the stone carvings and the whale skeleton.

Thank Becky F
Reviewed 1 week ago

the building is fabulous and having been set up in 1814 it is a treasure trove of fabulous things Only wish it was air conditioned and slicker. Spending an hour or two at max is well worth the time spent

Thank neeleshkulkarni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you are visiting kolkata near new market on the main road you will find a massive white majestic building compelling you to explore it from inside, that is Indian Museum or Jadu Ghar, one of the oldest museum in India.It has some good collection...More

Thank Aseem A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had looked forward to seeing this museum for a long time. But was sadly disappointed. Most amazing building given to house the collections. But allowed to dilapidate considerably. Far too big with just not much to display. Fossil rooms are very old and built...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Place to Visit with family and friends. must go place, will feel great to see such beautiful things.

Thank sangeetab182
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing museum. Unbelievable pre and historic artifacts. Yet it is a very old and poorly maintained building. No air conditioning except few rooms. I did marvelled the exhibits.

Thank Isaac Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is the biggest and oldest musuem of india.this musuem has everything you want to see.this place ill amaze you totally.me and my friend went there and forget about time,we had a excitment that what will come next.this musuem even have mummies. and ashes of...More

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Jack C
21 April 2018|
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As expected for foreigners. Thanks for the answers. Will visit there on November. :)
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5 January 2018|
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Response from Sarbanii | Reviewed this property |
No parking is available as, its on the main road. Travelling in Ola / Uber / shared taxi / Hired car preferred. As the location is well connected, there are ample choices of reaching to any destination from there.