Birla Museum, Bhopal
Birla Museum, Bhopal is an archaeological museum established in 1971. The Birla
Museum of Bhopal preserves the evidences and artifacts right from the prehistorical
period. The Birla Museum of Bhopal exhibits the wide variety of aspects that highlights
the rich cultural and historical heritage of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Many of
the objects preserved in the Birla Museum in Bhopal unravel the tale of the prehistorical
age thus giving us a glimpse of the social culture of the primitive men.
In the Birla Museum, Bhopal you will get the opportunity to have a rare glimpse
of the tools and implements of the palaeolithic and Neolithic age. Further the scale
model of the Bhimbetka rock shelter together with the mysterious wall paintings
of the Stone age are wonderfully portrayed in the Birla Museum in Bhopal. You will
even see the eye catching stone sculpture, the origin of which dates back from the
7th to 13th century.
All the artifacts are culled from the various archaeological sites of the state
of Madhya Pradesh. The terracotta objects found in the Birla Museum at Bhopal, belong
to the period between 2nd century BC to the 6th century AD. The Bhopal Birla Museum
has a good quantity of ancient coins and manuscripts carefully preserved to facilitate
the visitors to have a rare glimpse of these valuable documents of the past.
The Birla Museum, Bhopal is open from Tuesdays to Sundays between 9 am to 5 pm.
The Bhopal Birla Museum remains closed on Mondays and on all government holidays.
Exhibits and facilities
The Centre is located on the Shyamla Hills. The nearest bus stops are at Polytechnic
Circle and Jawahar Chowk Depot Chowraha, about 1 Km away. The distance from Habibgunj
Rly stn is 9 km and from Bhopal Rly stn is 7 km.